Daly City is a large, densely populated city with an ever-shrinking tree canopy, making it vulnerable to localized flooding, landslides, and cliff erosion. As one of seven cities that took part in the Prepared Together program, Daly City engaged citizen volunteers to bolster disaster preparedness through initiatives like Project Green Space, which actively reshapes neighborhoods by planting rain gardens and trees.
Daly City has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2016, when former Mayor Sal Torres signed the Declaration of Service.
Mayor Raymond A. Buenaventura
Serving a third term, Mayor Beunaventura's priorities include public safety, affordable housing, increased revenue, and supporting small businesses, maintaining libraries, and increased programs for seniors and youth. He is a trusted criminal defense attorney and has served on the Library Board of Trustees for more than four years. As the executive director of the Youth Court Program, he developed a Youth Court Justice Center in Santa Clara County to provide an alternative, community-based system of juvenile justice.
Assistant to the City Manager Stephen Stolte
As Daly City’s Assistant to the City Manager, Stephen Stolte champions community-wide sustainability programs to boost resilience.
What's Happening in Daly City
Daly City has few trees, leading to increased risk of flooding. Through Prepared Together, the city’s Project Green Space boosted preparedness for natural disasters by empowering citizens to actively reshape the future of their neighborhoods.
number of trees planted and adopted by citizen volunteers from May 2016 to May 2017