Public Services and Facilities

In order to ensure that all South San Francisco residents have the opportunity to thrive, the City provides enhanced social programs and services at its public facilities.

The goals below are related to this topic. Select a goal to learn more about the policies and actions South San Francisco will implement to meet that goal.



Equitable Community Services


Abundant and Accessible Parks and Recreation


Climate Protection


Community Resilience


Environmental and Cultural Stewardship


Land Use and Community Design



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 and socio-economic characteristics.

  • 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.

Goal ECS-4
Goal ECS-5
Goal ECS-6
Goal PR-1
Goal PR-4
Goal PR-7
Goal PR-10
Goal CP-2
Goal CP-5
Goal CP-6
Goal CP-8
Goal CR-1
Goal ES-7
Goal LU-1
Goal LU-7
Goal SA-20
Goal SA-22
Goal SA-31
Goal SA-37