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

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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 SupervisorMarkFarrell

    Thanks for your question Mimi. Unfortunately, I can't give a direct yes or no answer here because it depends on the circumstances. If you feel the ticket was wrongly given, you can protest the citation online here: Feel free to get in touch with Jess on my staff at, if you have any more questions.

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  2. Avatar for nrojb
    GARAGES. (§ 603)

    Lol, touche.

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  3. Avatar for Scott
    GARAGES. (§ 603)

    God is the one who said it is an abomination to marry a person of the same sex. Your beef is with Him. You can discuss it with Him on judgement day, but wait, your mouth will be stopped. You will finally realize that you made bad choices in life right before he tosses you in the lake of fire. But i know that deep down, you know that already. You are only trying to suppress that knowledge because it does condemn you.

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  4. Avatar for nrojb
    GARAGES. (§ 603)

    It's also not the governments business to tell you which person you can marry, but that hasn't stopped texas. Stop trolling a website designed to help people in a city you know nothing about.

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  5. Avatar for Mimi

    For violation VC5201B- Plate Cover, if the cover is on the front license plate and doesn't obscure the ability to read the license plate number, and not covering any of the letters or numbers, I shouldn't have been given a ticket, correct?

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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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