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Calvin   Welch

Calvin Welch


Calvin received his B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Science from San Francisco State and his M.A. in Political Science from Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda. Welch has served on various city task forces and advisory committees on issues ranging from affordable housing, to financing to living wage. He has also served on either the campaign committees or as campaign manager of a number of citizen initiatives including the 1976 District Election Campaign, the 1986 growth limitation measure, Proposition M, the 1994 Proposition A $350 million Seismic Safety Bond, the 1996 Proposition A $100 million Affordable Housing Bond, the 2000 Proposition L "Campaign to Save San Francisco", the 2002 $250 million Proposition B Affordable Housing Bond Campaign, the 2008 Proposition B Affordable Housing Set-Aside and Prop N. Transfer Tax increase campaigns and the 2010 Prop. N Transfer tax increase campaign (a second one). He currently sits on the Board of the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) and is Chair of the Kezar Stadium Advisory Committee.

Courses Offered
  • Urban Public Policy