Episode #14: Meet the Candidates: Ahsha Safai | We Are San Francisco

Ben Kaplan
Ben Kaplan
min running time
March 28, 2024

The second episode of the 'Meet The Candidates' series features Ahsha Safai, a current member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as he discusses his background, career in city government, and mayoral candidacy with host Ben Kaplan.

Born in Iran and raised in the United States, Safai provides insights into his journey from an immigrant family to a position of leadership in San Francisco. He outlines his work with the Board of Supervisors, focusing on his contributions to city planning, housing, and labor rights.

Episode Insights:

• San Francisco identity, hope, and leadership with mayoral candidate Ahsha Safai.

• Immigrant background, political career, and 2024 mayoral race.

• Labor and business collaboration in San Francisco.

• Political challenges and personal safety as an elected official.

• Mayoral candidacy and qualifications.

• San Francisco mayoral race and experience vs fresh perspective.

• San Francisco politics and consensus-building.

• San Francisco mayors' leadership styles and accomplishments.

• San Francisco politics and a library project.

• Corruption in San Francisco city government.

• Bureaucracy and corruption in San Francisco government.

• Police staffing and funding in San Francisco.

• Divisive issues in San Francisco, including Israel-Hamas conflict.

• San Francisco politics, labor negotiations, and mayoral race.

• San Francisco mayoral race and candidate Ahsha Safai's qualifications.

• Overdose crisis and mayoral campaign in San Francisco.

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