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2018 Bay Area Policy Forum

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The University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy will be hosting the 9th annual Bay Area Policy Forum on Friday, March 2, 2018 at The Laundry in San Fransisco’s Mission District.

This year’s forum will focus on housing and gentrification and environment and sustainability, two themes especially timely and relevant to the Bay Area. The keynote speaker is Scott Wiener, State Senator Representing California's 11th District!

Elected in November 2016, Senator Wiener represents all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco. 

In the Senate, Senator Wiener works on many issues, including affordable housing, public transportation, healthcare, and more. During his first year in the Senate, Senator Wiener passed 11 bills that were signed into law, including a landmark bill to streamline housing approvals in cities not meeting their housing goals. The bill, Senate Bill 35, was central to a broad housing package passed last year. Before his election to the Senate, Senator Wiener served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and represented San Francisco on a number of regional bodies including the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. He served as Chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Senator Wiener served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office. He also co-chaired the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, BALIF (the Bay Area’s LGBT bar association), and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, as well as serving on the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. 

The Bay Area Policy Forum is an excellent opportunity to learn more about these policy  fields and to meet current leaders of these disciplines, along with fellow classmates, alumni, newly admitted students and faculty. After a thought-provoking afternoon of conversation, we end the day with a  networking reception.

Purchase your tickets here.

Location:
The Laundry
3359 26th St
San Francisco , CA 94110

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