Our Children, Our Families Council Members




John Rahaim 

Planning Director 

Planning Department



John has been the Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco since 2008 and is responsible for overseeing long range city planning, development entitlements and environmental reviews for most physical development in San Francisco. Since his arrival, the San Francisco Planning Department has completed several comprehensive neighborhood plans, several neighborhood historic resource surveys, and updates to the City’s general plan. Previously, he worked in the Department of Planning and Development in Seattle and Pittsburgh. Major initiatives completed under John’s direction include the Transit Center District Plan, enabling a new high density core for Downtown San Francisco and the Better Streets Plan, a comprehensive strategy to upgrade the quality of the city’s public realm. He received his Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.

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