Save the Date: Mayor’s Disability Council Virtual Public Meeting, May 21, 2021: SF Small Business and JFK Drive


The Mayor’s Disability Council Virtual Public Meeting on May 21, 2021, will address the topics of promoting small businesses and accessibility, and learning about the Action Framework coming out of the Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group commissioned by the SF County Transportation Authority. 

Presenters include:

Sharky Laguana, President of the SF Small Business Commission (SBC), will introduce the MDC to the SBC and discuss how their priorities intersect with those of the MDC.  He is interested in exploring how to pursue collaborative goals with the MDC, including:

  • how to help small business owners make their businesses more accessible,
  •  and how to support small business owners with disabilities. 

Rachel Hiatt, Assistant Deputy Director, Planning, SF County Transportation Authority; Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group and Action Framework Project. Through the Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group and Action Framework, the Transportation Authority convened a working group of residents, businesses, and public and community organizations to evaluate ways to improve travel to and from Golden Gate Park. The group collaboratively developed a list of needs and an Action Framework that identifies key efforts to be carried forward into subsequent planning processes for Golden Gate Park and JFK Drive. 

The Action Framework will be the focus of this presentation, as well as information about community engagement that will take place this summer led by the Recreation and Parks Department and the SFMTA. 

Public Comments about the Framework will be welcome. 

This virtual meeting will be broadcast on SFGov.TV cable stations 26 and 78, and may be viewed online at

Captioning and sign language interpretation provided. 

A detailed agenda, along with specific instructions for viewing the meeting and participating in public comment, will be distributed by email and posted on the MOD website at least one week before the meeting. Director’s reports can be found in the “Public Notices and Meetings” section of the MDC website, including the Director’s Report for March and April, 2021.