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San Francisco Planning Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2022-23



The San Francisco Planning Department’s annual report covers the fiscal year from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

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A Message From Our Commission Presidents and the Director

We are pleased to present the 2022-2023 Annual Report of the San Francisco Planning Department, highlighting our accomplishments, initiatives, and progress toward achieving the City's long-term planning and development goals.

Racial and social equity has continued to play a pivotal role in SF Planning's work this year. The Department remains dedicated in our commitment to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable future for San Francisco. Central to these efforts is a focus on housing opportunities coupled with a conscientious evaluation of the City's unique cultural and irreplaceable assets, all contributing to San Francisco being one of the most desirable places to live, visit, and call home. Our mission has been guided by the principles of community, resilience, and engagement, and we are proud to share some of the key highlights from our work this year.

We want to express our deep appreciation for the dedication and hard work of our Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, our sister-agencies, our community partners, and Planning Department staff, who have played a crucial role in these accomplishments. Our collective efforts are a testament to the commitment and creativity of San Franciscans.

As we move forward, we remain committed to addressing the City’s ongoing challenges while embracing the opportunities that lie ahead. We remain focused on actively engaging with the diverse range of San Francisco residents, advocating for smart and sustainable growth, and working tirelessly to create a city that reflects our shared values and aspirations.

Photo of Planning Commission president Rachael Tanner

Rachael Tanner
Planning Commission

Photo of Historic Preservation Commission president Diane Matsuda

Diane Matsuda
Historic Preservation Commission

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Rich Hillis
Director of Planning