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Sierra Club's San Francisco chapter Executive Committee candidates' forum
Date Sunday November 27
Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Public space
1268 Valencia Street
San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Sierra Club members (and the interested public) are invited to a Sierra Club San Francisco Chapter candidates' forum on Sunday, November 27 at 1268 Valencia (public space at Arizmendi Bakery) 2-3:30 pm.

This forum is being hosted by The Commons SF, an organization committed to raising awareness about the role land values play in private decision-making and the formulation of public policy. The rural and wilderness environment is certainly effected by urban policy. The Commons SF seeks to 1) identify land-use special interests that bend public policy, and 2) present economic and social ideas regarding land which illuminate more just public policy.

As in last year's SF Sierra Club election, so this year an insurgent slate of candidates are challenging the slower housing growth policy of the Sierra Club. The Commons SF wishes to "stiff-arm" all these candidates' assumptions about land values. Neither the Sierra Club-selected candidates nor the YIMBY/BARF group candidates acknowledge that land values are a function of society's presence. Neither slate treats land/nature as an economic commonwealth, with the result that both slates propose responses to the social justice/real estate/sprawl matrix that ignore the deep ecology principle that the privatization of land's economic value injuriously distorts housing supply, wages, and the practical commitment to other species' habitat.

In the era of Trump it is fair to label privatizing land values as Trumpism. Can any of the candidates distance themselves from Trumpism? Come listen, question, and reflect.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Nov 20th, 2016 4:43 PM

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