There's going to be profound change in San Francisco over the next 25 years. If regional planners have their way, we're talking 280,000 more people -- and massive displacement of existing populations. Is that ok? What should we do about it? Is there any alternative, a better way to plan for growth?
I have no problem with increased density and population in San Francisco -- but only if we can first protect vulnerable communities. How does that happen? What tools does the city have, and how can they be used?
These aren't easy questions. Come help us talk about them and look for answers. The Guardian, along with the Council of Community Housing Organizations and Urban IDEA are holding a forum on Plan Bay Area June 12 at 6pm at the LGBT Center. It's free and open to all.
Among the panelists:
· Tim Redmond, San Francisco Bay Guardian
· Mike Casey, Unite HERE Local 2
· Cindy Wu, San Francisco Planning Commissioner
· Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa: Just Cause
· Antonio Diaz, People Organizing to Defend our Economic Rights (PODER)
· Bob Allen, Urban Habitat
· Gen Fujioka, Chinatown Community Development Center
· Peter Cohen, Council of Community Housing Organizations
· Rachel Brahinsky, University of San Francisco
More information here.
See you there.