Horizons Foundation, in association with KQED and the Bay Area Reporter, announce a Candidate Forum: San Francisco Mayor. The Forum will take place on Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street. Scott Shafer, senior politics editor and host of Political Breakdown on KQED, will serve as the evening’s moderator.
Confirmed participants include Angela Alioto, London Breed, Richie Greenberg, Jane Kim, and Mark Leno.
The Candidate Forum will focus primarily on issues related to neighborhoods and LGBTQ issues. There is no doubt that San Francisco and the Bay Area have seen rapid change in the past few years. That is plainly apparent in the Castro neighborhood. Empty storefronts populate the area, rents have soared, income inequality has deepened, demographics have shifted, and the challenges of homelessness and crime are perhaps more visible than ever. Many no longer feel safe and others complain that it is losing its unique LGBTQ flavors and culture. As Harvey Milk once said: “Let's make no mistake about this: The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods. If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods.”
The event will be taped for broadcast on Wednesday, March 21 at 8pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and will also be available on kqed.org and horizonsfoundation.org.
Horizons Foundation, the San Francisco-based community foundation that serves the LGBTQ population is serving as the event producer, while KQED is serving as the content producer. The Bay Area Reporter is contributing editorial expertise and promotion.
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candidates were determined by their reaching a threshold of 5% in available public polling.(Please note that, there are many questions sent in, and not all questions will make it to the final forum)