San Francisco

Reenvisioning the Planning Commission

Evening Forum

We’re improving the SPUR event registration process.
SPUR has launched a new ticketing system and we're asking you to register for each event that you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes that may occur and enable us to better tailor our programming to your interests.


Planning commissions across the country advise elected officials and municipal departments on the appropriate growth and development of their cities. But complaints about these bodies and the processes that they undertake can be extensive — from regularly scheduled hearings that are all but inaccessible to the public due to location and timing, to politically appointed commissioners not accurately representing the city whose growth they oversee. How could the planning commission process be improved? Join us for a series of rapid-fire presentations about the tweaks, evolutions and transformations that planning commissions could undertake to better suit the needs of today’s cities and their residents. Co-presented by YIMBY Action and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.

+ Chirag Bhakta / Mission Housing
+ Laura Foote / YIMBY Action
+ Ron Miguel / Better Market Street Community Advisory Committee
+ John Rahaim / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Cindy Wu / Chinatown Community Development Center
+ Milicent Johnson / San Francisco Planning Commission
+ Tyra Fennell / Imprint City
+ Michael Yarne / Social Construct


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members 

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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