Today, I’m proud to announce that Senator Scott Wiener has endorsed my campaign to become your next City College Trustee!
I look forward to partnering with Senator Wiener as a tireless advocate for housing and transportation for the City College community. He has championed affordable housing and streamlined new housing construction with SB 35, enhanced immigrant tenant rights by co-authoring AB 291 with Assemblymember David Chiu, and fought for “complete streets,” solar, and many other approaches to making San Francisco more sustainable.
Last week, the City College Trustees voted to increase the student worker hourly wage to match the San Francisco city minimum hourly wage of $14 per hour. This is great news and will help lower barriers to education. This is one of the reasons I am running for City College, and is part of my Plan for City College. I applaud the Trustees and, in particular, the efforts of former Student Trustee Bouchra Simmons for this critical increase in student wages, and for the foresight to link this change to San Francisco City Law so that the wages will continue to rise along with the city’s minimum wage. This was long overdue and exactly the type of work I will prioritize as a Trustee.
Today, I’m proud to announce that Assemblymember David Chiu has endorsed my campaign to become your next City College Trustee!
I am so honored. This year, Assemblymember Chiu authored Assembly Bill 19 to provide one year of free community college to first-time students with the “California College Promise.” And just this week, Governor Brown signed this important bill that will help over 19,000 students statewide. Thank you for your bold leadership, David Chiu.
This is exactly the type of leadership we need in Sacramento and for City College.
This campaign is about listening: Listening to our community. Listening to you. Listening to our students, staff, and faculty.
For the next year, I will be talking with students throughout the various centers and main campus, meeting with as many Deans and Department Chairs throughout City College that I can, and reaching out to the leaders of our unions, organized groups, and student associations. My campaign promise is to listen, learn, and champion the issues that are important to our community.
A Letter from Victor:
I am running for City College Board of Trustees because I began my academic career at a community college and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without that opportunity. This is a critical time for City College, and I will apply my experience as an educator and former senior university administrator to make a lasting impact on this pillar of our community and make City College of San Francisco stronger than ever for the next generation of students.