Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

First SF mayoral candidates’ forum announced for May

San Francisco voters will get their first chance to see the major candidates running to be mayor together on stage in May. The University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is partnering with buildOn, a national non-profit organization, to host a Forum on Service with the candidates.

It is modeled after the 2008 Presidential Candidate Forum on Service and will be moderated by USF politics professor Corey Cook. Seven candidates, out of the 31 people who have pulled papers to seek Room 200 at City Hall, have been invited to take part.

Those already confirmed to appear are state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco); openly gay former District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty; City Attorney Dennis Herrera; city Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting; Board of Supervisors President David Chiu; and venture capitalist Joanna Rees. Former District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier has yet to accept an invite.

The candidates will be asked about the future of service and engaged citizenship in San Francisco. Other topics expected to be addressed include how to restore trust in governmental institutions and social trust in communities, revitalizing local democracy, and ensuring that San Francisco becomes a ‘City of Service.’

The candidates will be seated together on stage. They will also be answering questions from local high school and college students, some likely via videotape.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the McLaren Conference Center on USF’s main campus. Attendance is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

— Matthew S. Bajko, March 31, 2011 @ 4:50 pm PST
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