SFSU Students Push for Initiative on November Ballot

Monday, July 06, 2015
KRON-CHANNEL 4 AND SAN FRANCISCO APPEAL-- The measure would require the city to stream all public meetings live online, allow for virtual public testimony at meetings and allow the public to petition for agenda items to be held at a particular time. This would all be an effort to increase public participation in local government as well as diversify those attending and speaking at meetings. Instructor David Lee and his spring online American government class at SFSU developed the measure. Fawwaz Fikkeri, a student who participated in the class, said he had attended city government meetings and noticed a small amount of younger people attending. “We want more youth to be involved,” Fikkeri said. “Hopefully this initiative will help.”