ReimagineSF

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 SanFranciscoCode.org. 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 Michael  Gernalin
    PARKING OF VEHICLES FOR COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING PURPOSES (§ 7.2.81.)—San Francisco Decoded

    To whom it may concern, who ever is complaining about the police., the only difference is they have the authority and certified to do their job as to
    their qualified best descisions and i do trust them to protect their city when
    the correct lead is on board hopefully. just worry about your driving and work if you do have a job.. no offense but be kind to them specially when you need them the most they might think twice how fast they ll get there when you call my officers to your help. this is not other officers just like that most of them are either by the book. of the sf code and has a heart to decide better as a back up so if you are worried about this infraction i ll speak for them don't bother us get a job somewhere else we as them have
    more danger to see before it gets you instead of complaining about us ..
    yap that s what they said. i m just a spokersetically new thing friissssscoo

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  2. Avatar for Michael  Gernalin
    ESTABLISHMENT OF AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (§ 9.117.)—San Francisco Decoded

    Supervisor Farrell that was when you had a sucker for
    a boss in San Francisco As you may call it a toy or a
    puppet for your intention, but with all do respect this one
    is been saved for these kind of duty for the city since i
    was born supposedly in 1973 and also you must be new
    cause you talk like you are from Another country as
    the public use you as a clueless no sense of self direction and you may not know how the history of this city and i believe you need to hear . this with the reaction
    that you have ... YOUr FIRRRRRREEEED. WITH A CITY
    INVESTIGATING AND A LAWYER WILL GIVE YOU A SUIT
    THAT YOU WISH YOU NEVER THINK LIKE YOU ARE
    SOME KIND OF RULER .. THANK YOU BUT NO THANKS
    TO YOUR SERVICE OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
    THIS IS THE OLDEST CHILD OF IT.

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  3. Avatar for Michael  Gernalin
    CURB PARKING – WHITE ZONES (§ 7.2.27.)—San Francisco Decoded

    why so angry about parking so much. is it the money you
    hard up for or the fact the payment you bothered or you
    might not want to stay here any longer and please don't
    ever disrespect this city again. even if you spit on the
    ground of san francisco i ll be on your fucking face you
    fucking get it now fuck me.

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  4. Avatar for opengovfoundation
    TOWING AND STORAGE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES (§ 305.)—San Francisco Decoded

    Joel,

    Thank you for the note and for using SanFranciscoCode.org. We are sorry you've had to deal with this. Would you have a suggested change to the city's law here that would make more sense to you? If so, please share your thoughts here and we'll connect you with the city supervisors to see if they can take action and take up your idea.

    Take care and thank you again,

    The OpenGov Foundation

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  5. Avatar for Joel Bunker
    TOWING AND STORAGE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES (§ 305.)—San Francisco Decoded

    On another note, I appreciate the hell out of the Government posting this easy to use website, which contains the needs statutes so we can at least begin to try to defend ourselves from these predatory sneak thieving tow truck drivers! May every last one of the tow truck drivers in San Francisco and their kids, burn in Hell for the evil things they do to the general public! Lol.

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  6. Avatar for Joel Bunker
    TOWING AND STORAGE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES (§ 305.)—San Francisco Decoded

    These tow truck drivers are predatory crooks! They tow your car illegally, and then hold it ransomed. The cities fees shown here are expensive but reasonable, but the tow companies charge a storage fee of $150-$200 a day, and add an addition $300 to the City Government fees. Then if they damage your car, as they did mine, they refuse to pay you!

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  7. Avatar for Angry Resident
    CURB PARKING – WHITE ZONES (§ 7.2.27.)—San Francisco Decoded

    how does this have to be indicated? What constitutes an "indication" of times during which parking is prohibited? This is unclear and must be changed. I recently got a ticket since I had no idea when the "restricted" time was for the white zone. $103. Fuck you SF!

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  8. Avatar for cody claxton
    FINDINGS (§ 4511.)—San Francisco Decoded

    If I keep my handgun on my nightstand right next to me while sleeping, does this violate the law?

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  9. Avatar for cody claxton
    HANDGUNS LOCATED IN A RESIDENCE TO BE KEPT IN A LOCKED CONTAINER OR DISABLED WITH A TRIGGER LOCK (§ 4512.)—San Francisco Decoded

    While I am sleeping, can I keep my handgun on my nightstand next to me without running afoul of the law?

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  10. Avatar for Michael  Gernalin
    HANDLING OF CLOTHES (§ 359.)—San Francisco Decoded

    why you should worry coop you can afford that you act
    like that it may just stress you out. just chill that s what
    this city is suppose to be for you income maker . love ya
    thank you S.F. original in 83 till present on another view
    personally got your back to.

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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.

    About SanFranciscoCode.org

    SanFranciscoCode.org, part of the America Decoded network, is the first Internet-Age edition of the city's municipal code, running 100% open-source software and fueled by 100% open law data. Learn more.