Our People contains elements that focus on the safety and well-being of the people of South San Francisco.
Equitable Community Services
By equitably planning and prioritizing growth for the future, the City can ensure that all residents have the opportunity to thrive. This General Plan applies an equity lens in all elements and, specifically, this Equitable Community Services Element provides the opportunity to address the underlying causes of inequities through topics, such as community engagement, racial equity implementation, and prioritizing amenities and services in disadvantaged communities.
Community Health and Environmental Justice
The City’s physical, social, and economic environments combine to make specific individuals and communities face a disproportionate burden of environmental pollution yet also have access to fewer of the city’s existing health-promoting assets. This Element includes goals and policies that address existing community health concerns as well as approaches to managing new development to prevent future health and environmental justice issues.
Both gradual climate change and acute hazard events can expose people, infrastructure, transportation, buildings and property, and ecosystems to a wide range of stressors. This Element includes goals and policies that will proactively advance community resilience, preparing the community for all hazards, including climate disruption, while ensuring a high-quality response and recovery from future disasters.