San Francisco City Hall.
San Francisco mayoral candidates will gather for the first
forum of the election season at the University of San Francisco May 5, with nine top
Modeled on the 2008 ServiceNation Presidential Candidates
Forum, the San Francisco mayoral forum will provide a platform for candidates
to discuss the future of service and engaged citizenship in San Francisco.
Candidates will be asked how to increase trust in local governmental
institutions and within communities, revitalize local democracy, and ensure
that San Francisco becomes a city of service.
What: San Francisco mayoral forum
Where: USF's McLaren Conference Center
When: 6 p.m., May 5
Candidates Michela Alioto-Pier, former San Francisco
supervisor, John Avalos, San Francisco supervisor, David Chui, president of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Bevan Dufty, former San Francisco
supervisor, Tony Hall, former San Francisco supervisor, Dennis Herrera, San
Francisco city attorney, Joanna Rees, a venture capitalist, Phil Ting, San
Francisco assessor-recorder, and state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, have
agreed to attend.
The forum is co-sponsored by USF’s Leo T. McCarthy Center
for Public Service and the Common Good and buildOn, a national nonprofit that
empowers students and communities through in-school and after-school service
programs in the U.S. and abroad.
“Co-hosting a mayoral forum is a fitting project for USF and
buildOn because it will engage high school and college students, as well as the
greater community in the process of local politics,” said Corey Cook, forum
moderator, director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the
Common Good, and assistant professor of politics at USF.
High school and college students, as well as the wider
public, will have an opportunity to pose questions to the candidates.
Introductions get underway at 6 p.m. in USF’s McLaren Conference Center.
Attendance is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, click here.
Video of the forum will be streamed live from the USF website »