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Summer of Smart Final Mayoral Forum

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October 6, 2011 6:00 pm
October 6, 2011 9:00 pm
Commonwealth Club
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595 Market, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94105

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to get face-to-face with all 16 mayoral candidates of San Francisco and hear them address the issues you come face to face with every day: Muni, parks, pensions, open government, the budget and more. After co-hosting the first-ever mayoral forum on open government and technology in June with GovFresh and Change.org, INFORUM and GAFFTA are teaming up to produce this final forum to cap off Summer of Smart‘s four months of urban innovation – building new, community-sourced solutions to pressing city issues.

In this two-hour program, candidates will get up on one stage to discuss the topics San Franciscans are concerned about most. Ask them your own questions, then hear the Summer of Smart’s contest winners present their own innovative ideas to the mayoral candidates on how to address some of San Francisco’s most important issues using technology, open data, and new ways of thinking about the city.

An Historical Moment

This forum will mark the first time in political history that hackathon teams will present their projects to candidates in the course of an election. Also, building on the first Youtube debate in 2008 where questions to candidates were sourced directly from citizens, this will mark the first time that potential community-sourced solutions for government are presented to candidates by citizens. This supports the Gov 2.0 / open government belief that civic engagement is a two-way street, and that the best solutions come from government and community members working hand-in-hand to build new ideas.

You won’t want to miss this historical night for open government and 21st century civic engagement! Get your tickets now through the Commonwealth Club:

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The Race for Mayor 2011

Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Michela Alioto-Pier, Former Supervisor, San Francisco District 2; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Cesar Ascarrunz, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
John Avalos, Supervisor, San Francisco District 11; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Terry Baum, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
David Chiu, Supervisor, President of the Board, San Francisco District 3; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Paul Currier, Community Organizer; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Bevan Dufty, Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Tony Hall, Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Dennis Herrera, City Attorney, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Emil Lawrence, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Wilma Pang, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Joanna Rees, Entrepreneur; Educator; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Phil Ting, Assessor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Leland Yee, State Senator, California District 8; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF

Melissa Griffin, Columnist, San Francisco Examiner; Co-Host, Necessary Conversations – Moderator
Beth Spotswood, Culture Blogger, SFGate.com; Co-host, Necessary Conversations– MC

Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 8 p.m. reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Glenn Franco Simmons/Flickr

Location  Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club