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BOOST Participant–City of South San Francisco

Beacon Participant Profile

About South San Francisco:

Located in San Mateo County, the City of South San Francisco proudly remains the Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past, redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial, and industrious spirit which has made South San Francisco the biotech capital of the world, with 217 active biotech companies and growing. South San Francisco is proud of its diversity with over 80% of households identifying as households of color and over 60% speaking a language other than English at home. South San Francisco residents enjoy a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play.

  • Population: 66,185 (2019)
  • Location: San Mateo County
  • Area: 30.2 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community: Yes
  • Poverty rate: 7.4%
  • Median household income: $85,076

BOOST Activities:

  • Support the City of San Francisco in identifying projects and funding mechanisms that address community priorities and agency opportunities as outlined in the city’s Urban Forestry Master Plan, General Plan, Updated Climate Action Plan and Energy Benchmarking Study
  • Provide a community landscape, public engagement training, research and other support to include new voices into city planning and implementation projects, with a specific focus on Asian and Latinx communities
  • Provide trainings and technical assistance to support the city in developing its Environmental Justice and Safety Elements
  • Support and promote the implementation of the Commission on Racial and Social Equity’s one year action plan
  • Provide outreach and partnership development support to educate the residents and food generator entities and help the city to meet its 1383 goals

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