Candidates Talk Streets and Parks at Mayoral Forum

Photo: Aaron Bialick

Eight mayoral candidates turned out for last night’s forum on streets and parks sponsored by Walk San Francisco, the Neighborhood Parks Council and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club’s endorsement meeting was also going on, and some of the candidates, who were juggling schedules, either showed up early and had to leave (Dennis Herrera), late (John Avalos, David Chiu) or not at all (Ed Lee, Bevan Dufty).

The candidates fielded a number of questions on pedestrian safety, walkability issues, parks, open space and urban forestry. It was moderated by San Francisco Chronicle urban design reporter John King.

You can listen to the audio below, or download the MP3 here. Special thanks to Aaron Bialick for the photo and audio. Did you attend? Who stood out the most to you?

(Note, there’s a slight technical glitch at 1:15, but it picks up about 30 seconds later).

[audio:http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2011/09/Mayoral-Forum-1.mp3 ]

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