September 4: All City Symphony Evening- Paid up SHARP members will be able to purchase tickets to the All San Francisco Concert at Davies Hall for $10 each. Details and order form will come to members by mail. If you are not paid up go to the membership page of the web site and send in your 2014 dues.
September 15: SHARP will hold an Election Forum on September 15 at 7 PM at the SHARP meetng room, 1736-9th Avenue. Local ballot measures to be discussed include the $15/hour Minimum Wage (Proposition J), Affordable Housing (Prop. K), Taxing Ellis Act Evictions (G), and Golden Gate Park Fields/Park Renovation (Props H and I). Please join your neighbors in this discussion and meet your San Francisco candidates for office
September 29: Ready or Not: Is the Bay Area Prepared for Climate Change? Global efforts to slow climate change have largely failed. As sea levels continue to rise and extreme weather intensifies, how prepared are we in the Bay Area? What are we doing to adapt to drought, wildfire, and storm-related flooding, and who is doing it? Laura Tam will describe efforts to build climate-change resilience here, including projects to manage water supply problems and sea-level rise. Since 2007, Laura has been the Sustainable Development Policy Director for SPUR (http://www.spur.org/about/staff/laura-tam), a nonprofit public policy think tank devoted to good planning and good government in the Bay Area.