About us

Our vision

Empowering a more collaborative, inventive, and responsive government for San Franciscans

Our mission

Our mission is to empower City Departments by introducing new approaches, resources, and inclusive technology for Citywide priorities. We work with City Departments, Community Partners, and residents to drive impact on some of the City’s biggest challenges.

Our work

Since 2012, the Mayor's Office of Innovation has led several internal initiatives, including:

  • Helping to launch the City's Affordable Housing Portal (DAHLIA)
  • Creating a Digital Services strategy
  • Making San Francisco's rental laws easier to navigate
  • Creating the Startup in Residence program

Our Civic Bridge program recruits private sector professionals to volunteer their time to work alongside government employees on critical City issues. These cross-sectoral collaborations drive impact on some of San Francisco’s biggest civic challenges, like affordable housing and improving access to city services.