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Wed, Jun 28


Noe Valley Town Square

Revitalize Downtown SF Public Forum

Join us in the Noe Valley Town Square for a public forum discussing the future of downtown San Francisco and how we can avoid a dreaded "doom loop." Mayor London Breed will give some opening comments on the state of downtown, followed by a panel discussion.

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Revitalize Downtown SF Public Forum
Revitalize Downtown SF Public Forum

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Noe Valley Town Square, 3861 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

About the Event


Our June public forum is entitled “Revitalize Downtown SF.” The conversation will focus on two main themes—San Francisco’s homelessness crisis and economic development. The speakers will cover what they believe San Francisco should be doing—addressing gaps in our current approach—and share insight from other cities and lessons learned from our own Town Square. 


A one-hour guided discussion with Carrie Barnes followed by audience questions.


Issue: Homelessness 

Mark Nagel - Co-founder, RescueSF ( Founded during COVID, RescueSF is a citywide coalition of residents advocating for compassionate and effective solutions to homelessness in San Francisco. The group's projects aim to end street sleeping, to connect people to behavioral health services, to end open air drug sales and use, and to make housing more affordable by reducing construction costs.

Issue: Economic Development and public spaces 

Robbie Silver - Executive Director, Downtown SF Partnership ( Downtown SF is a nonprofit community benefit district with a focus on the Financial District and Jackson Square & here are their projects.

Issue: Economic Development and public spaces

Chris Keene - Co-Founder Noe Valley Town Square; Organizer behind Slow Sanchez and slow streets; and Founder of The Bricks–a new public square at Embarcadero Plaza opening later this summer. 

Issue: Economic Development and public spaces Marisa Rodriguez - CEO, Union Square Alliance ( Union Square Alliance is a downtown association dedicated to enhancing San Francisco's Union Square District, a key destination and economic center for the Bay Area. Spanning 27 city blocks and accounting for $21 billion in assessed rates, it makes up 3% of the city's total assessed value.

Issue: Economic Development and commercial real estate Alexander Quinn - Senior Director of Research, Northern California, JLL ( Alexander Quinn has over 20 years of planning and economic analysis experience and specializes in real estate development, economic forecasting, and urban regeneration. He is a regular lecturer at University of California, Berkeley.

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