Obama, Nearly 300 Mayors Set To Descend On Union Square

Obama, Nearly 300 Mayors Set To Descend On Union Square
Photo: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
By Geri Koeppel - Published on June 18, 2015.

President Barack Obama will be in Union Square on Friday to address nearly 300 of the nation's city leaders at the 83rd annual United States Conference of Mayors, so expect plenty of traffic congestion, especially if you're en route to or from the Warriors victory parade or the City Hall Centennial Celebration.

Pres. Obama is expected to land at SFO at 12:50pm Friday and depart at 9:40am Saturday, according to an email we got from the White House. Don't try to go hang out and get a handshake, though: there are no public appearances scheduled. He'll also attend fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the White House email said, including a $10,000-a-person reception hosted by billionaire Tom Steyer (that's according to the Associated Press).

This document outlines who will be at the conference and when and where things will take place. The event kicks off at 10:45am Friday at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St., and runs through Monday. The president is expected to address the group at 2:15pm on Friday, and media will set up on Taylor Street between O'Farrell and Ellis streets.

Other notables attending the event include Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, musicians Carlos Santana and MC Hammer, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, Salesforce Executive Vice President Vivek Kundra, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr., Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and many more.

Send us a tip or tweet photos to @HL_FiDi if you see any bigwigs out and about.