Mission Agenda

Unfinished History

The Mission Agenda was a San Francisco-based organization focused on fighting for the rights of residential hotel tenants. Founded by Chris Daly and Richard Marquez, the group was initially named the 520 Agenda, after the Mission Hotel (520 South Van Ness) where the duo recruited the first tenant volunteers.

Mission Agenda gained visibility in the community by hosting weekly speak-outs at the 16th and Mission BART station. These open-mics were a chance to hotel residents to voice their opinions on the conditions they faced living in dilapidated buildings.