Goal ECS-3

Goal ECS-3:

South San Francisco equitably provides public services for all residents.


To advance distributional equity in the City’s budget and resources allocation so that so all residents can engage in educational, recreational, and community-building opportunities.

Policy ECS-3.1: Ensure equitable distribution of opportunities.

Ensure accessible public facilities and services are equitably distributed throughout the city and are provided in a timely manner to keep pace with new development.

  • Action ECS-3.1.1: Expand placement of events.

    Program community events, special programs, festivals, and classes at parks, libraries, and public gathering spaces throughout the city, and especially in disadvantaged communities, either funded by the City or in partnership with community organizations.

  • Action ECS-3.1.2: Expand Internet connectivity.

    Offer free high-speed internet inside and outside City facilities, especially in disadvantaged communities.

  • Action ECS-3.1.3: Explore Downtown Community Resource Center.

    Study the feasibility of a Community Resource Center in Downtown where multiple services will be offered.

Policy ECS-3.2: Meet community needs for programing and services.

In partnership with community members, adapt City programming and services as needed to ensure they meet the community’s needs, based on continued monitoring of demographic, socio-economic characteristics, and intellectual and developmental disabilities and needs.

  • Action ECS-3.2.1: Conduct ongoing evaluation of services.

    Regularly evaluate impact of public investments to ensure equitable distribution of services and programming moving forward. 

  • Action ECS-3.2.2: Pilot equitable involvement in services.

    Identify and pilot new ways to engage young people and their families who have not previously participated in City-run enrichment programs. Ensure that young people, especially youth of color and youth from other historically disenfranchised communities, are involved in City-run enrichment programs. 

  • Action ECS-3.2.3: Target locations of services.

    Use targeted locations and coordinate with existing programs and organizations to strengthen youth development opportunities specifically for youth of color and youth from other historically disenfranchised communities.

Policy ECS-3.3: Consider expanding Universal Basic Income Pilot.

Consider expanding the City’s Universal Basic Income Pilot to support low-income households with meeting basic needs.

Policy ECS-3.4: Develop community benefits agreements program.

Develop a community benefits agreement for major private development projects, which may include affordable housing, job training funds, housing assistance, and/or local hiring to support disadvantaged communities.

Policy ECS-3.5: Develop and promote small businesses.

Foster small business development for low-income residents and residents of color with educational resources, permitting information, and services that can promote long term success in the City.

Policy ECS-3.6: Enhance language accessibility for City programs and services.

Enhance language accessibility for all City programs and services and provide opportunities for City staff to enhance language competence.

Policy ECS-3.7: Support age-friendly initiatives.

Support policies and programs to create age-friendly environments that nurture health and well-being.

  • Action ECS-3.7.1: Pursue age-friendly community designation.

    Initiate a collaborative, cross-department initiatives to become an age-friendly community in partnership with San Mateo County and the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence.