Sustainability & Transportation

Between his work as President of the Environment Commission, member of the Sierra Club San Francisco executive committee, Bay Conservation and Development Commissioner, and Executive Director of environmental justice nonprofit Brightline Defense, Joshua has the strongest environmental record of any candidate running for District 9 Supervisor.

He has been nationally recognized for his victories for environmental justice and earned the endorsement of national climate change champion State Senate Pro tem Kevin De Leon for his efforts to shut down dirty power plants, blanket San Francisco with solar panels, and guarantee good-paying clean energy jobs in our disadvantaged communities.

If elected as Supervisor, Joshua will take a more aggressive approach to incorporating renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuel, sustainable transportation modes and waste reduction into every city policy for the maximum collective impact.

He will continue to introduce sustainable, transit first policies including:

  • Making our successful GoSolarSF incentive, which has connected thousands of homeowners, tenants, local businesses and non-profits with solar and created tons of jobs in our communities, a permanent program
  • Combining GoSolarSF with our CleanPowerSF renewable energy and GreenFinanceSF property assessed clean energy programs
  • Implementing the mandatory solar ordinance that we passed earlier this year after working on this first-in-the-nation policy for three years
  • Codifying through ordinance our ban on fossil fuel exports such as coal and petroleum coke from the Port of San Francisco
  • Expanding our Zero Waste Community Council program from Chinatown to limited English-speaking communities citywide
  • Requiring composting and recycling facilities onsite for new construction
  • Using data gathered under Chapter 20 of the SF Environment Code to continue to provide information about energy use to help building owners and managers increase their energy efficiency
  • Incorporating more environmental science instruction in our K-12 schools
  • Creating a neighborhood plan for Mission Street South of Cesar Chavez that creates a new 30th Street BART station,  to increase ridership and connect to Muni’s underutilized J-Church line
  • Developing more bus rapid transit projects while engaging in thorough community input processes
  • Creating Bike Superhighways and increase safe cycling infrastructure throughout District 9 to work towards a citywide network of connected bikeways for people of all ages and abilities
  • Supporting and expanding Bay Area Bike Share opportunities in District 9
  • Expanding bicycle education and urban learn-to-ride programs, especially in low-income communities and communities of color
  • Ensuring city departments prioritize and fast track safety improvements to achieve our City’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic deaths by 2024 and our goal of doubling the number of bike trips citywide

Joshua has a proven, progressive track record of delivering environmental win after win!