Disability Community Forum on Service & Support Animals

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability is hosting a public meeting to discuss the issue of service and emotional support animals, clarify the various disability rights laws that apply on this issue and educate the disability community about rights and responsibilities.

They want to hear from the community about the benefits of service or support animals and what, if anything you would like to see changed in the City of San Francisco. They want to hear YOUR story!

Date:                May 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location:         San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
See below if you wish to participate remotely.

The meeting will begin with a brief overview of current federal and state law regarding service and support animal definitions, policies, and enforcement and will move into a public hearing format where service and support animal users will be asked to comment on the following three areas:

·        What are the disability community’s needs around this issue?

·        What types of difficulties do people with disabilities encounter most frequently in public with service / support animals?

·        What, if any, types of changes would the community like to see in local implementation of rules regarding service and support animals?


Members of the public, who wish to participate in this meeting but are unable to physically attend, may call the Telephone Bridge Line at (415) 554-9632.  Up to thirty persons may listen on this conference line, and will be instructed to speak at appropriate times.  Call 554-9632 after 2:00 p.m. and a staff person will handle your requests to speak.

To RSVP or to request disability accommodations for the meeting, please call Joanna at 415-554-6789 voice, 415-554-6799 TTY or e-mail joanna.fraguli@sfgov.org.