Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

B.A.R. Horizons, KQED to co-sponsor mayoral forum


The Bay Area Reporter, Horizons Foundation, and KQED will co-sponsor a San Francisco mayoral candidates forum in March.
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The Bay Area Reporter will join with the Horizons Foundation and KQED to co-sponsor a mayoral debate Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street.

The candidate forum will include the four major candidates for mayor: former supervisor Angela Alioto, Board of Supervisors President London Breed, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and former supervisor and state legislator Mark Leno. All have confirmed their participation, according to Horizons.

The forum will focus primarily on issues related to neighborhoods and LGBTQ issues. Organizers noted that the Castro serves as a microcosm of the types of issues that neighborhoods across San Francisco face.

The forum will be taped for broadcast on Wednesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and will also be available on and

KQED's Scott Shafer, a gay man, will moderate.

Horizons is serving as the event producer, while KQED is serving as the content producer. The B.A.R. is contributing editorial experience and promotion.

The June mayoral election is happening due to the death in December of Mayor Ed Lee.

Participating candidates were determined by their reaching a threshold of 5 percent in available public polling.

People will be able to submit questions before the forum; an email address will be announced soon. Additionally, while the event is free, tickets will be required and that will also be set up in the coming days. The B.A.R. will alert readers once those details are finalized.


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