SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the election only a month away, the San Francisco mayoral race is heating up as candidates vie for The City’s top spot. On Monday, eleven of the candidates will gather to debate the issues at the historic City Club of San Francisco at 6 p.m.

>> Click Here To Watch The Debate LIVE Monday From 6-7:30 PM

The “Real Deal” Debate is sponsored by, KPIX-TV CBS 5, KCBS Radio and the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.

The candidates attending the debate include Jeff Adichi, Michela Alioto-Pier, John Avalos, David Chiu, Bevan Duffy, Tony Hall, Dennis Herrera, Ed Lee, Joanna Rees, Phil Ting, and Leland Yee.

CBS 5 News Anchorman Ken Bastida will moderate. Chronicle Editorial Page Editor John Diaz, CBS 5-KCBS-Chronicle insider Phil Matier and KCBS reporter Barbara Taylor are the panelists.

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Comments (13)
  1. susan says:

    Why have you not invited Terry Joan Baum as she is the Green Party’s candidate for mayor and is on the ballot. Many of us will be voting Terry as our number one choice.

  2. Sue says:

    Agreed. Why indeed have you excluded Terry Joan Baum and the other candidates? That is unfair and makes a mockery of democracy to shut out Terry.

  3. DaniSF11 says:

    We want Terry!

  4. Eric Brooks says:

    Yes. Terry Baum is addressing vital city issues from a perspective that none of the others are taking on. She has been a powerful addition to previous debates and should be invited to this one.

  5. Pierre Fraysse says:

    The essence of Democrarcy is multi party representation; Terry talks for the thousands of San Franciscans that are registered with the Green Party. Preventing her to appear on TV is censorship. She MUST participate to this debate !

  6. Rita Goldberger says:

    Terry Baum should be included in this debate. She represents the Green Party, which is a major force in San Francisco. She is not a fringe candidate who just signed up to run with no foundation of support. Her supporters, who circulated nominating petitions, turned in over 1,000 names towards putting her on the ballot. This is nowhere near the 10,000 needed to entirely avoid the filing fee. But it does represent many hours put in by many volunteers who support her. She and her campaign worked a lot harder to get on the ballot than the many candidates who just showed up and paid the filing fee. Terry Baum deserves to be in all debates, including the one tonight.

  7. Rich Stone says:

    When it comes to the Mayoral petition drive, Terry Baum received more signatures than half of the candidates participating in your debate. But the concept on how the Green Party power structure works (bottom up from the rank-and-file thru the leadership, much in the way a union operates), not to mention the merits of all we do (ie, endorsing candidates and ballot propositions) are based on what we call the Ten Key Values ( ). This sets us apart from the other candidates, yet brings the nature of all issues debated at these forums back into the direction in what the regular voters want to hear, such as revenue raising measures, such as taxing the corporations and billionaires more than they’ve been previously. It’s also worthy to note that many Greens were also behind the creation of the Living Wage. Also, Terry has been quite a pleasant addition to the debates since her first ‘sit-in” during the merchant’s debate @ the Castro Theatre, being prodded by both the audience and the candidates themselves!

  8. Ellen Van den Bergh says:

    Terry Baum is the only candidate I have faith in because I’ve been ready for change.

  9. Bart LUCQ says:

    Billionares, controling American Corporate medias, Don”t give a damn about democacy in America !

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    RUN Terry, RUN and speak OUT ! !

  10. Cecelia Wambach says:

    What is it about democracy that I don’t understand? Isn’t it true that anyone who registers to run can actually run? Terry Joan Baum is a progressive visionary whose time has come. Your debate/forum will be just more boring speeches about the “world class city” of the future, and “nicey-nice repartee between the candidates. That is not what the people of San Francisco want, and it is Terry Baum who has introduced the real issues into this campaign–a more compassionate San Francisco reaching out to all persons who live here. 1) Fantastic public transportation, free for children and students; 2) No more homes for millionaires; 3) Homes and services for middle and lower income persons; 4) More dedicated bike paths; 5) Jobs, jobs, jobs; 6) The city beautiful–with public transportation stations as art museums; 7) Public power–good-bye PG and Evil; 8) Access for all to services in SF, and of course–TAX THE RICH–DUH! So go on! Have your dummy news conference without the voice of the Green Candidate, Terry Baum, who has brought some sensibility into this Mayor’s Race, but I won’t be watching!!!!

  11. Anna-Marie says:

    As of 6:32 pm the live stream is not working

  12. jermajesty says:

    SO glad to see the last comment! I can only get regular boring KCBS. Where’s the debate???? No video, no audio, nothing!

  13. anon says:

    the player keeps stopping after 5 minutes of playing! tried this in chrome, firefox, and IE.. i would like to watch this, but it’s super annoying that it keeps stopping!

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