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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 2

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Schuyler Hudak

Businesswoman / Entrepreneur / CEO
4,132 votes (11.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Homelessness: Ending the mental health & drug crisis on our streets. I've developed a comprehensive plan to address the 3000 people on our streets with severe mental illness or addiction: www.schuylerhudak.com/bridge-sf
  • Safer neighborhoods: Increasing police officers and foot patrols throughout our neighborhoods. San Francisco has the same number of police we had in the 1970s. As Supervisor, I will add those officers with an emphasis on neighborhood foot patrols.
  • Cleaner Streets: The state of our streets are unacceptable and a symptom of a poorly run city. San Franciscans deserve better and as Supervisor, I won't rest until our neighborhoods are dramatically cleaner and safer.

Experience

Biography

Schuyler Hudak

 

Schuyler Hudak, (pronounced Sky-ler)is a Bay Area native who is currently a candidate for the Office of the Supervisor from District 2 in San Francisco.

 

Schuyler was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a UCLA alum.

 

From a very young age, Schuyler knew that she wanted to devote her life to public service; serving and caring for the community she was born and raised in.  Her father served the country as a member of the armed forces, overseas, and instilled the value and importance of service to one’s country and community in Schuyler from childhood.

 

After graduating, Schuyler had dedicated all the years to public service in one form or another. Shebegan her career by serving as an aide to Mayor Gavin Newsom on public education policy.  After that she served as the Director of External Affairs and statewide Field Director for Governor
 Jerry Brown’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010, leading and organizing a 58-county strategy in partnership with the CDP for the coordinated campaign that helped Democrats sweep the 2010 Statewide races.  She also worked as the a Director for the San Francisco School Alliance (Warren Hellman’s non-profit), building public-private partnerships and raising millions of dollars to improve the city’s public schools in 2009.  Schuyler has also worked with the City Attorney Dennis Herrera. 


As Founder and CEO of the documentary video news startup Cor Media, Schuyler was chosen by President Barack Obama and the U.S. State Department to represent the U.S. at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015.  Cor, was specifically created to better inform and engage citizens in civic engagement.  Schuyler has been selected for several leadership programs including Emerge California, Leadership San Francisco with the SF Chamber of Commerce, and the New Leaders Council.

As a member of San Francisco General Hospital’s Board of Directors, Schuyler has chaired the hospital’s major fundraisers, raising millions of dollars for one of San Francisco’s most critical safety net institutions.   She helped raise over $125 million to fund the new San Francisco General Hospital, prioritizing funding for mental health and psychiatric services for the city’s homeless population. 

 

She has contributed over 10,000 volunteer hours and raised over $10 million dollars for community-based organizations in San Francisco, including millions of dollars to fund public schools in the city during the economic downturn of 2009.  

Schuyler, currently serves on the Board of Directors at SF General Hospital where she focuses on funding Psychiatric Care and Homeless Services. She is a past board member of the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee; and, has worked alongside NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Homeless Prenatal Program, The American Heart Association, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center, Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco Ed Fund, the Commonwealth Club, The Exploratorium, Global Giving, International Museum of Women, La Cocina, Samasource, and The United Way Bay Area.

 

Schuyler’s philosophy is to improve the lives of people by building bridges and partnerships across various institutions, both public and private, and individuals to achieve better results more efficiently, in order to better serve the needs of the community. In this, Schuyler is extremely passionate and completely dedicated and committed to her cause.

 

 

 

 

CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY LEADER 

           

 

 

 

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Plan to End the Vicious Cycle of Homelessness

Summary

Three phase plan to address the chronic state of homelessness based on issues related to acute care, including mental health, housing and cultural issues.  The plan deals with this issue on compassionate human grounds and outlines practical and feasible issues, based on financial/fiscal responsibility and accountability

Bridge SF

Bridging compassion and responsibility for a cleaner, safer San Francisco

 

Goals: 

·     End the cycle of homelessness in San Francisco.

·     End the era of people who suffer from addiction or severe mental illness living on the streets of San Francisco by creating a community-based care model that will be the first of it’s kind in the country.

·     Make San Francisco a clean, safe, and compassionate place to live, work, and visit.

 

Premise: Our collective conscience as a city and a region can no longer tolerate the humanitarian crisis on our streets. We must act.

 

The public sector will not be able to accomplish this alone. We must build the cross-sector partnerships truly address the root cause while acting with urgency to triage our current homeless population. Bay Area companies are ready for a moonshot policy and we have a unique opportunity to make meaningful progress on what has, for too long, seemed to be an intractable problem. Some of the most successful projects in San Francisco have been achieved through public-private partnerships, from AT&T Park, to building the new San Francisco General Hospital, to Mission Rock more recently. We know that we do our best work when we work together. 

 

Funding: Combination of public and private funding with initial upfront capital coming from Social Impact Bond and anchor donors.

 

Phase 1: 4,000 New Units of Housing and Shelter

·     City leaders to use their platform to recruit funding for citywide housing projects to support the HSH Housing First model.

·     The Bay Area cannot solve homelessness without continuing to build new market-rate and affordable housing. Studies show that homelessness in California is directly linked to the failure to build housing. We must continue to invest in growing to meet the needs of our citizens.

 

Phase 2: Citywide Mental Health Stepped Care Network

 

1.   Acute & Sub-Acute Care

·     Increase inpatient acute and sub-acute care beds.

·     Create methamphetamine and substance abuse treatment facility.

·     Invest in robust case management system.

2.   Stepped Care

·     Create community mental health center to deliver community-based care enabling patients to receive ongoing treatment.

·     Return local residents to their homes.

·     Build Bay Area-wide community-based permanent supportive housing.

3.   Preventative Care & Outcomes

·     Mental Health First Aid Team: Deploy team to the community to ensure people showing early signs of mental illness have the services to stay in their homes, preventing the cycle of homelessness from beginning. 

·     Link mental health data from the county with criminal justice data to track criminal justice involvement. 

·     Link mental health data to employment, child welfare, educational outcomes, and budgetary data to track overall impact on community health and help the public understand how the money is used and the outcomes achieved. 

 

Phase 3: Culture Shift & Accountability

·     Make publicly available all budgets, metrics, targets and outcomes on overall Bridge SF plan.

·     Expanding downtown streets

o  Getting people to work, they work on the people as well.

·     Evaluate funding 

·     Jobs Program & Training: 

o  Increase funding for street cleaning team with DPH to create access to the employment ladder. 

o  Partner with local companies to find local job placements.

·     Set targets for moving clients in permanent supportive housing to transition up housing ladder to independence.

·     Keep People Housed: Improve access to rent stabilization funding for those experiencing difficult.

·     Change the culture of homelessness in San Francisco. 

 

 

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