Katy Tang is a land use professional in Farella Braun + Martel’s Real Estate and Land Use Department.
Prior to joining Farella, Katy served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as the District Four Supervisor representing the Sunset and Parkside neighborhood for six years. She was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in 2013 by then-Mayor Ed Lee. In a special election that November, Katy was elected in her own right and won re-election in 2014. During her tenure, she served as chair of the Land Use and Transportation Committee. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, she was a legislative aide to former Supervisor Carmen Chu and, before that, a staffer in then-Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Public Policy and Finance.
Katy was instrumental in creating and launching San Francisco’s local density bonus programs, called "HOME-SF," which provides incentives to developers to build low- and middle-income housing. She spearheaded the “Home Match” program, matching homeowners with low-income renters to help alleviate the housing shortage. Throughout her time in office, Katy also sponsored legislation to streamline the permitting process for Accessory Dwelling Units and to support new and existing businesses both in her district and in San Francisco broadly.