The fall term of the Let's Go Lobbying middle school intensive ended yesterday with our third visit to City Hall.
Earlier in the term, students met with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson as part of their exploration of issues to research and advocate. Last week one group lobbied Councilman Al Taubenberger on the bustling floor of Council chambers; they asked the councilman to advance their proposal of installing a demonstration protected bike lane on Market Street from 20th to 15th Streets.
Yesterday two groups headed back to City Hall. One lobbied Councilman Mark Squilla on moving the starting time of public middle schools and high schools to 8:30 or 9:00am as soon as the City regains oversight of the School District. The second group lobbied Councilman David Oh to drop his opposition to the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax.