We are blessed to have two children, ages 4 and 1. When my kids were born, I had the incredible privilege of 8 weeks of paid parental leave. This meant I could really be there for my wife as she recovered from giving birth. When my son was born last year, paid parental leave also allowed me to be 100% ‘on point’ for my daughter as she became a big sister. Paid parental leave is so important for keeping families together and strong, and as a city we need to make sure everyone has the same ability to be present for these life-changing moments.