Weekly Mayoral Debates Continue Friday
Mayoral candidates (from left to right)
Hall, Billy Bob Whitmer, Quintin Mecke,
Lonnie Holmes, Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, h. brown, Harold Hoogasian,
Josh Wolf, George Davis, Wilma Pang and Grasshopper Kaplan.
Photo by Luke
From the campaign to elect Josh Wolf
August 30, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO - Following the success of the past two Candidates
Collaborative debates, this Friday, Aug. 31, the San Francisco
mayoral candidates will again gather at 5 p.m. in front of City
Hall. Eleven of the 14 candidates are expected to attend. The
debates, organized by the 2007 Mayoral Candidates Collaborative,
will continue every Friday until the election in November.
The debate will start at 5 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. Beyond
Chron is sponsoring this Friday's debate, and it will be moderated
by Paul Hogarth. Each candidate will be given three minutes to
introduce him or herself. The Candidates will then be provided
with an opportunity to pose a question to Mayor Newsom, which
will be presented to him in written form in the event that he
does not attend. Hogarth will then ask the candidates where they
stand on specific issues by a show of hands as well as ask specific
questions to each candidate. The debate will conclude with the
moderator taking questions from the audience for specific candidates
or the entire panel.
Live Streaming on the Internet
For those unable to attend, collaborative will attempt to stream
the debate live on the internet at www.sfdemocracy.net and FogCityJournal.com.
Last week's trial-run, was unfortunately not successful as the
municipal wi-fi provided for City Hall Plaza was not working.
Calls to the City have not been returned.
About the Collaborative
The origins of the Candidates Collaborative can be traced back
to the 2004 District Five Board of Supervisors' race when "Diamond
Dave" Whitaker envisioned a forum through which candidates
could unite around the issues they share, build alliances and
provide a forum for all the candidates. With the help of Julian
Davis' leadership, the first Candidates Collaborative proved an
amazing success and nearly all of the 22 candidates participated,
including Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.
Host a debate
A representative from a different media outlet will present each
debate in the series. Outlets interested in hosting a future debate
are encouraged to contact Josh Wolf to schedule a forum session.