Imagine San Francisco through the eyes of a student. Yes, you’d see real challenges facing Millennials living, working and studying in the Bay Area. But in those challenges you would also see tremendous opportunity, and the chance to build a stronger city, with smarter laws to support the future success of all residents.
Today, Supervisor Mark Farrell and The OpenGov Foundation are proud to announce Students ReimagineSF, a contest where college and graduate students propose changes to the city’s laws for a chance to win 1 of 5 $1,000 scholarships. The contest is open at http://SanFranciscoCode.org/comments for students enrolled in a San Francisco-area college or university, and will close on May 14. The 5 winning students will earn more than just scholarship money — their ideas will be introduced to the Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Farrell.
Here’s how Students ReimagineSF works:
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.
Find the Laws You Care About on SanFranciscoCode.org: 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.
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.
Tell Your Friends to Upvote Your Idea on SanFranciscoCode.org: 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.
Read today’s story on the scholarship contest in the San Francisco Chronicle.