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INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club

GWEN CHAN, Interim Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
DENNIS CONAGHAN, Executive Director, San Francisco Center for Economic Development
AMIT GHOSH, Chief of Comprehensive Planning, San Francisco Planning Department
JOHN KILLACKY, Arts and Culture Program Officer, San Francisco Foundation
SCOTT SHAFER, Host, "The California Report," KQED ? Moderator


According to a recent survey from the Mayor's Office, nearly half the families in San Francisco with preschool children stated their intent to move out in the next three years, citing the lack of affordable housing and the state of the public schools as primary motivators. The findings confirm what many have known for a long time - with the highest median home prices of any major U.S. city and the smallest share of children under age 18, San Francisco has a hard time attracting and retaining young workers and families. What is the city doing to improve affordable housing, job growth and the quality of public schools? Our panel will discuss what is needed to allow young residents and families to stay in San Francisco for the long term.

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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. We are a connector between ideas, individuals and communities.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1924 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.

Added by ngrant on March 16, 2006