San Francisco: A City of Love & Compassion

This weekend, the people of San Francisco peacefully united to reject hate and violence.

I want to thank the residents, the community groups, the activists, members of the Board of Supervisors and all San Franciscans that led and participated in peaceful gatherings and marches. Throughout our city the theme of love and compassion loudly dominated the rhetoric of hate and violence.

I am incredibly grateful to all the public safety agencies who worked tirelessly to keep our city safe: police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, 911 emergency dispatchers, deputy sheriffs and highway patrol officers.

Thank you to the city employees who dedicated so much effort to the many peaceful gatherings around the city: Recreation and Park, Public Works, Department of Public Health, Municipal Transportation Agency, among others.

This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The events of the weekend proved that the legacy of that movement remains strong, half a century later.