San Francisco-area students: how would you change the law. Win $1,000. Make an impact.

Reimagine SF from Supervisor Mark Farrell on Vimeo.

How would you improve the laws of San Francisco? This is your chance to redesign the rules of the city, and earn a shot at a $1,000 scholarship. Here's how it works:

  1. Imagine A Better San Francisco: Think about what you like best - and like least - about living in San Francisco. Odds are, there's a law to match. How would you fix what you don't like, or build on what you do? Sky's the limit.
  2. Find the Laws You Care About: Now that you have a vision for improving city life, visit Browse and search through the laws to find what you care about most.
  3. Read, React, ReimagineSF: Read the laws. Decide how you'd improve them. Post your changes to each law right at the bottom of the page using Disqus. Your ideas will go straight to the Board of Supervisors for action. The top suggestions will be collected right here.
  4. Tell Your Friends to Upvote: Share a link to your ideas with your friends, family, and the world. Ask them to upvote your idea, or leave a comment in support. That makes your idea float to the top, which is where you want to be to win a $1,000 scholarship.

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell will select the 5 best ideas, turn each into actual legislation, then put them to the Board of Supervisors for a vote. Oh, and those 5 student-legislators will each earn $1,000 for school. Make an impact. Win a scholarship. ReimagineSF.

Top Comments

  1. Avatar for Matt Kaiser

    "Park or parking" shall mean the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose. of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or. passengers."

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  2. Avatar for Steve
    CAR SHARING (§ 166.)—San Francisco Decoded

    CBC 1109A.4 states that when assigned parking is provided, at least one of each type of parking shall be accessible. As car share parking stalls are assigned and a distinct type of parking, would an accessible car share stall be required at each multifamily development where car sharing is provided? According to Zipcar, accessible vehicles can be provided with 72hours notice, but they are not provided at each facility without a request.

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  3. Avatar for David Madfes
    [For SF] Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing (§ 907.8.5.)—San Francisco Decoded

    There is not enough information available here to understand what I am responsible for? The only reference is to NFPA72. This is 29 chapters, and I don't know how many pages long. As a small property owner do I have to buy the code and read it? For example how often am I required to test my system?
    What kinds of tests are to be performed? Besides the "sticker" what kind of records must be generated that are to be saved for a year? Can these records be in and "maintained" in electronic format (email?, pdf?).

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  4. Avatar for Youliang Weng
    CURB PARKING – WHITE ZONES (§ 7.2.27.)—San Francisco Decoded

    Fxxk the SF policeman in airport, esp. that Asian guy. I parked less than 2mins and already saw my friend walking over to me with lugguage. This Asian policeman took my driver license, asked a non-policeman to give me a ticket of $100. He circled around my car - it's an old corolla 2000. He pointed our my 2017 tag should be sticked at rear license plate instead of in the front add $25 to my ticket. Fxxk him again. I am Asian immigrant, legal and EB1 permanent resident. How can an Asian policeman be mean. Asshole!!! I would go all the way to contest. We pay so much for tax to support you. Asian parasite!!!

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    About ReimagineSF

    San Francisco-area students have a stake in our city but too often don't have a voice. Together, we can fix that. Just like SF resident Gary Rabkin fixed a dumb bike law.. Giving young San Francisco residents the chance to have a say in city government is what ReimagineSF is all about. The ReimagineSF Civic Engagement Scholarship is brought to you by Supervisor Mark Farrell and The OpenGov Foundation. Please read the contest rules, terms and conditions.

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