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 Kathy
    CURB PARKING – WHITE ZONES (§ 7.2.27.)—San Francisco Decoded

    How can I find out or get a record of "the establishment" paying for the passenger zone? Or the office that may have such information so I may contest a ticket... it was 2am all the other parking spots were now free due to the time.

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  2. Avatar for Parking Guru
    CURB PARKING – WHITE ZONES (§ 7.2.27.)—San Francisco Decoded

    The "indication" of times is the business hours that a white zone is enforced based on when that establishment is open for business which varies. For example..a restaurant that is open midday 11am-2pm, closes, and reopens 5pm-10pm for dinner. The white zone is enforced only during those hours. The hours may be posted on the doors of the establishment or stenciled on the curb. The white zones are paid by the establishment to be conveniently used by their patrons to load or unload passengers in front of the business and should not be construed as a parking space by employees. The 5 min drop off time should be adequate for any loading or unloading of passengers hence the 5 minute restriction.

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  3. Avatar for Sonia Alioto
    PARKING ON GRADES (§ 7.2.35.)—San Francisco Decoded

    Referencing on a grade or slope of 3% or greater, received a $64 ticket on the 800 block of Van Ness Ave at 6:20 PM. Incline ? (not a hill)...almost flat??. The car was parked, locked had been in no accident. So where is the presumption? I consider San Francisco's non moving silly violations equal to the speed trips of the south where the hick town is setting up anyone based on collecting revenues only. I wonder who will join me in fighting this mafia, black hand corruption using 3% solely as a set up.. Let's go after them

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  4. Avatar for disqus_Kcs5Ib6lv7
    GARAGES. (§ 603)

    This code has been amended to allow for bikes, scooters and other personal belongings ("provided that this storage satisfies the automatic sprinkler system requirements set forth in Section 904 of this Code").

    Its unclear whether the fire code renders the exception meaningless.

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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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