[Carfreeliving] Mayor Newsom and penelosa
spoliwka at mac.com
Thu Jun 16 00:57:24 MDT 2005
I saws penelosa speak for the first time recently at the metreon, of all
pplaces, during world environmental day. I also saw newsom speak for the
first time that evening on the rooftop of the metreon (hey, I've been outta
the country). I'm willing to bet that they hung out that weekend. Is there
anyway to find out?
On 6/15/05 1:45 PM, "Jumana Nabti" <jumanana at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think that's a good idea, but would also need to be followed up with
> some more direct meeting(s) with him. It's one thing for him to be at
> a meeting, see the level of concern of the public, the amount of energy
> around the issue, the input of the dept. heads. It's a different thing
> for him to claim it as a high priority of his own.. But definitely a
> highly visible town hall meeting will be useful, if not key...
> ps. if we really want to inspire mr. newsom, we should also arrange a
> personal meeting between him and enrique penalosa (former mayor of
> bogota, who almost got deposed building a few hundred km of bike/ped
> paths, instituting a successful car-free day, and revamping their
> transit system). once people figured out that what he was doing was so
> rad, he got elected for a second term. not sure but think he might be
> trying for president now... he's a great speaker, and is very
> inspiring, and think he'd be delighted to help push san francisco in
> the right direction. i also happen to know someone who has pretty
> direct contact with him...
> --- "Brinkman, Cheryl" <Cheryl.Brinkman at McKesson.com> wrote:
>> Town Hall meeting on sustainable transit? We could arrange the panel
>> experts and Dept Heads and the Mayor and have the public ask
>> and voice frustrations.... Of course, the Mayor would have to be
>> and be there the entire time.
>> From: Emily Drennen [mailto:bicyclesf at yahoo.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:23 AM
>> To: Carfreeliving at livablecity.org
>> Subject: [Carfreeliving] Mayor Newsom
>> Hi all,
>> I think we're all feeling about the same thing. Leah's article in the
>> Tube Times also expressed some frustration at the status quo and lack
>> I, too, have been thinking that our collective connections with the
>> Mayor aren't nearly as strong as they could and should be. Perhaps we
>> could ask for a joint meeting with the mayor to talk about *our
>> and how that differs from what is currently happening (and not
>> happening). There are lots of things to suggest that he'd be open to
>> pushing his bureauocracy to becoming more transit-first. Maybe we
>> haven't given him enough contact/feedback yet?
>> What do you all think?
>> Emily Drennen
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