In December 2016 San Francisco hosted the second West Coast Mayors Summit, a bipartisan convening of mayors as well as resilience and sustainability officers from 10 cities. The two-day meeting addressed topics of shared concern across the cities—housing affordability and resilience. Participants discussed the intersection of resilience and capital planning, integrating climate change adaptation into local plans, and incorporating equity into the equation. The group reviewed examples of generational infrastructure projects that would benefit from federal investments prior to a natural disaster, such as San Francisco’s Seawall. The summit's mayors agreed to various federal asks, such as increased investment in major infrastructure.
San Francisco understands that resilience and sustainability cannot be easily attained, but the City continues to prioritize these values.