UPCOMING ACTIONS AND EVENTS
Refreshments - 6:30-7:00 PM | Lecture, Q+A - 7:00-8:15 PM
Jason Henderson is a professor in Geography & Environment at SF State, author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, and co-author of Low Car(bon) Communities: Inspiring Car-free and Car-lite Urban Futures.
Henderson's work focuses on how culture, economics, and politics have influenced the allocation of street space in San Francisco and Copenhagen, Denmark. Looking at San Francisco’s role as an incubator of progressive movements and Copenhagen’s role as the world’s most bike-friendly city, Henderson tells a compelling story of how the debate over sustainable transportation may evolve in Marin County.
Please join MCBC in welcoming Jason Henderson to Marin to hear what he’s learned from San Francisco’s struggles and Copenhagen’s successes--and gain a better understanding of how Marin’s own politically-charged climate shapes our efforts to improve bicycling in Marin.
Ahead of Senate Confirmation Hearing on “Walking Conflict of Interest” Nominee, Rep. Huffman Introduces New Bill to Strengthen Executive Branch Ethics Laws
Washington, D.C.- New legislation introduced today by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will strengthen ethical standards for political appointees in the executive branch, closing loopholes and elevating into federal law standards that are currently up to the President to determine and enforce. The Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act would give the force of law to the current five-year revolving door lobbying ban, compel public disclosure any time that an executive branch official is granted a waiver from complying with that ban, and put in place strict restrictions for former lobbyists selected for top federal agency positions.