Monday, August 11, 2008

Pending Qualified Candidate List - San Francisco

Pending Qualified Candidate List

Board of Supervisors - District 1
Nicholas Belloni, Sherman D'Silva, George Flamik, Fidel Gakuba, Jason Jungreis, Brian Larkin,
Sue Lee, Eric Mar, Alicia Wang

Board of Supervisors - District 3
Joseph Alioto Jr., Claudine Cheng, David Chiu, Mike DeNunzio, Anthony Gantner, Lynn Jefferson, Denise McCarthy, Wilma Pang, Mark Quessey

Board of Supervisors - District 4
Carmen Chu, Ron Dudum, David Ferguson

Board of Supervisors - District 5
Rob Anderson, Ross Mirkarimi, Owen O'Donnell

Board of Supervisors - District 7
Sean Elsbernd, Julian Lagos, Billy Bob Whitmer

Board of Supervisors - District 9
David Campos, Vern Mathews, Eric Quezada, Eva Royale, Mark Sanchez, Eric Storey, Thomas Valtin

Board of Supervisors - District 11
John Avalos, Adrian Bermudez, Mary Goodnature, Eli Horn, Randall Knox, Myrna Lim, Julio Ramos, Ahsha Safai

Community College Board (filing extended until 8-13-08)
Natalie Berg, Roberto Figueroa, Mary Hernandez, Chris Jackson, Carl Koehler, Milton Marks, Steve Ngo, Rodel Rodis, Bruce Wolfe

Board of Education (filing extended until 8-13-08)
Harold Brown, James Calloway, Marigrace Cohen, Glenn Davis, Sandra Fewer, Omar Khalif, Alexander Young Lee, Emily Murase, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns, Norman Yee

Bart Board - District Seven - Lynette Sweet

Bart Board - District Nine - Peter Klivans, Tom Radulovich

Source: Department of Elections

Qualified Local Measures


General Bond Obligation Election - General Hospital and Trauma Center

Charter Amendments
San Francisco Affordable Housing Fund and Public Accountability
Creating Independent Rate Payer Advocate
Raising the number of signatures required to qualify a recall petitiion for member of the Board of Supervisors
Prohibition on city employees serving as members of charter boards and commissions
City Elections in even number years.
Retirement system credit for unpaid parental leave - safety members
San Francisco Clean Energy Act
Pier 70 Maritime District Plan Approval and financing
Creating a historic preservation commission

Treatment on Demand Act
Set asides must identify funding souce
Creation of community justice center
Transportation authority efficiency Measure
Renaming the oceanside water Pollution Control plant to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant
Enforcement of laws related to prostitution and sex workers
Emergency Response fee
Payroll Expense Tax
Real Property Transfer Tax
Tenant Rights

Declaration of Policy
Funding for Deployment of armed forces in Iraq
San Francisco Public High School Students' participation in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)

Source: Department of Elections

August 11, 2008 - Monday

Fundraiser for Barack Obama with Senator Barbara Boxer
When: August 11, 2008 - Monday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Help fund the San Francisco Democratic Party's voter registration and GOTV campaign for Victory in November for Barack Obama as President of the United States. Special Guest:
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
Hosts: Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes. Co-Hosts: Democracy Action - Alec Bash; Democratic Women's Forum- Joan Simmons; Irish American Democratic Club - Jeannie Maher; Esther Marks, Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Scott Wiener. $35, $50, $75 $100 Sponsor
Checks made out to San Francisco Democratic Party - forward to Jane Morrison, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco, 94117
Information: 415-626-1161

*Fundraiser for Eric Quezada
When: August 11, 2008 - Monday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where:Olivia's Restaurant, 3771 Mission Street (4 blocks south of Cortland)
What: Fundraiser for Eric Quezada which includes dinner buffet including Hors D'oeuvres, chicken or vegetarian entree, dessert, first glass of wine is included (cash bar available)
Donation level $30.-dinner $50. - dinner plus t-shirt - $100. all of the above plus a seat at Eric's table.

South Beach Rincon Mission Bay Neighborhood Association Meeting
When: August 11, 2008 - Monday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: South Beach Marina Harbor Services Bldg. Community Room, located along The Embarcadero between Pier 40 and AT&T Park.
What: Residents from South Beach, Rincon and Mission Bay review and discuss the issues. Bob Davis from City Hall's Entertainment Commission will talk about a possible Halloween event on Parking Lot A (behind At&T Park).

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
When: August 11, 2008 - Monday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, Room 300, San Francisco
What: Speakers will discuss JROTC in the San Francisco school district and the November ballot initiative. Endorsement meeting will be September 9th.

The West of Twin Peaks Council - Supervisor Forum
When: August 11, 2008 - Monday
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Starts at 7 p.m. and will end no later than 9 p.m.
Where: John's Armenian church, 275 Olympia Blvd., San Francisco
What: Supervisor Forum for District 4 and District 7 . Sponsored by the West of Twin Peaks Central Council. West of Twin Peaks Central Council President, Denise LaPointe, will moderate the event.
No leafleting entering the building, but candidates may have campaign material at the back of the church hall.

Confirmed Candidates:
District Four: Supervisor Carmen Chu, Ron Dudum and David Ferguson
District Seven: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Julian Lagos, Judy Misuraca-Terracina and Douglas Yep. (Tony Hall decided not to run)

August 12, 2008 - Tuesday

Board of Supervisors Meeting
August 12, 2008 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Board Meeting: Two Items I noticed that have not been mentioned somewhere before:

Item: Urging the Recreation and Park Department to re-install park benches in Civic Center Plaza - sponsored by Sophie Maxwell (I agree - there isn't any place to wait for a meeting to start - right now people are enjoying sitting in the Victory Garden having lunch, talking).

Item: Urging the Recreation and Park Commission to beautify, landscape, and improve the neglected lot on the southwest end of McLaren Park) - sponsor Sophie Maxwell - I believe this item came to light when Housing Authority tried to put a recycling center in this spot.

Note: The Board of Supervisors will be in recess from August 13, 2008 through September 2, 2008. All Board and Committee meetings from August 13, 2008 through September 2, 2008 are cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting, after recess, will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Vote Count
August 12, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: Farley's, 1315 18th Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club will count the ballots regarding State Propositions from the Endorsement meeting held on August 5th.
Information: Joni Eisen

The Future of Public Access TV
August 12, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The City seeks public information and comments regarding the continued operation of the City's public access cable television channels.

San Francisco District 11 Debate
When: August 12, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: SFCC Educational Building, 5845 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: The California Foundation hosts District 11 Debate.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
August 12, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership will vote on HM's PAC recommendations.

August 13, 2008 - Wednesday

Department of Elections - Ballot Argument Brown Bag Workshop
August 13, 2008 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Department of Elections, Room 408, San Francisco City Hall
What: Ballot Argument workshop. Review procedures and requirements.
RSVP: 415-554-4375

Natalie Berg
August 13, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 835 Market Street, Suite 850, San Francisco
What: Please join Sean Jeffries, Mark Farrar, Jeffrey Snyder and Oz Erickson for a fundraiser to re-elect Dr. Natalie Berg to the Community College Board. $100, $250, $500
Endorsements include: Senator Dianne Feinstein; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Congressperson Jackie Speier;California Attorney General Jerry Brown; Assemblyperson Fiona Ma; Assemblyperson Mark Leno; Mayor Gavin Newsom; District Attorney Kamala D. Harris; Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting; Treasurer Jose Cisneros; Aaron Peskin, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Supervisor Tom Ammiano; Supervisor Carmen Chu;Supervisor Bevan Dufty;Supervisor Sean Elsbernd; Supervisor Jake McGoldrick; School Board Member Norman Yee, College Board member, Lawrence Wong, President; College Board member Dr. Anita Grier; College Board Member Rodel Rodis and Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club.
RSVP Phone: 415-882-4673 ;
You may send donations to: Re-Elect Dr. Natalie Berg, 20 Ashbury Terrace, San Francisco, Ca.

Lake Merced
When: August 13, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The State Building, The San Diego Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue between Larkin and Polk
What: Nature in the City and the Neighborhood Parks Council invite you to discuss conservation options for Lake Merced's future.
RSVP is required to Luiz Guevara at or 415-621-3260

San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsements
When: August 13, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Special DCCC endorsement meeting for local propositions, supervisors races, community college board races, school board races and Bart board races.
Information: 415-626-1161

August 14, 2008 - Thursday

Eric Mar
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street (at 5th Avenue) San Francisco
What: Come enjoy your beverage/treat of choice and sit down to chat with Eric about your questions, concerns and suggestions for the Richmond District and San Francisco.
Information: 415-505-2561

Alicia Wang
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
6:3o to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Russian Renaissance Restaurant, 5241 Geary Blvd at 17th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Russian Evening with Alicia Wang - Candidate for Supervisor in District One. $100.
Information: Diane Omega RSVP415-750-1136

Draft plan for Western SoMa - Planning Commission
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Presentation of the Western SoMa Draft Plan. Public comment welcome.

Hayes Valley Playground Community Meeting
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hayes and Buchanan.
What: Comment on the final plan to revitalize Hayes Valley Playground.
Information: Daniel LaForte REc and Park

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
What: An Evening with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who will discuss her new book "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters". Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Preferred seating to anyone with a Book Inc. receipt for "Know Your Power:
Information: 415-931-3633

August 15, 2008 - Friday

Mark Sanchez - Fundraiser
When: August 15, 2008 - Friday
5 p.m.
Where: The Mint, 1942 Market, San Francisco
What: Calling all divas! Fundraiser for Mark Sanchez - Supervisor in District Nine. Join the campaign at the Mint with karaoke, cocktails. The liquor starts rolling and the Madonna songs start getting butchered.

August 16, 2008 - Saturday

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Annual Flea Market
August 16, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: ASNA Flea Market, Scott Street, Hayes to Fulton, San Francisco
Information: Erinne Morse

Community Day at SF Victory Garden
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: In front of City Hall, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Empowerment Network, the Slow Food Nation and the Sustainable Living Roadshow announced first ever Community Day at the San Francisco Victory Garden. The goal of the garden is to help communities learn about new ways the can reconnect with food and building community at the same time. Fun interactive carnival style games, roadshow, puppet shows, guided tours, resource fair. Free
Information: 415-554-7011

David Chiu
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street (between Bush and Pine) San Francisco
What: Doorhanger mobilization. Will be walking throughout District 3.
Information: Ramie Dare 415-828-8246

Community Block Party
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Buchanan Street between Hayes and Grove Streets, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Baptist Church in collaboration with Hayes Valley Community Partners United, will host a Community Block Party. Free food, entertainment, children's activities, voter registration and community resource tables.
Information: Neighborhood Baptist Church 415-621-8748

90th Anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: 1600 block of Stockton Street at Washington Square Park in North Beach
What: 90th Anniversary with entertainment, arts and crafts, Italian culture, folk dancing. Mayor Gavin Newsom, former Supervisor Angela Alioto and others.

HANC - Pot Luck Picnic - Celebration of the life and times of Sue Bierman
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Sue Bierman Grove at Oak and Shrader Street in the Panhandle, San Francisco
What: Pot Luck Picnic to celebrate Sue Bierman. HANC will provide the basics - bar-b-que, drinks and utensils - and invites the rest to bring your favorite pot luck dish and story of Sue Bierman. We will remember our great friend and neighbor and do what Sue loved to do: get together and talk about the happenings of the neighborhood.
Information: Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council

City Democratic Club - Summer Garden Party with Former Mayor Willie Brown
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: call 415-626-1140 for location - Duboce Triangle
What: Annual Summer Garden Party with Former Mayor Willie Brown. $10. members $20. non members $20. Half of the proceeds from annual party will go to the Bologna Family Fund.
Information: 415-923-5252

August 17, 2008 - Sunday

Barack Obama will be in San Francisco today for a fundraiser at the Fairmont .

Sandra Lee Fewer
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: Tart to Tart at Irving at 8th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking for candidate for School Board.

SF4Democracy PAC Recommendation Meeting
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m. - hours maybe changed to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, Community Room at 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate
What: Candidates for local office and proponents and opponents of the various local and State measures for the November election will be interviewed.

Panhandle Bike Swap - Summer Party
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
Where: The Panhandle, San Francisco
What: Party and Bike Swap. Benefits The Cycles of Change. Bartering, events, raffles, competitions. Bring your old usuable parts and fill our world famous "donation bin".

Long Hot Summer
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Orson, 508 Fourth Street, San Francisco (cross street - Bryant).
What: San Francisco Leadership Council of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is raising a glass in honor of Mayor Gavin Newsom and his pioneering efforts to advance marriage for gay couples. The bash is co-chaired by Chloe Harris and Frankie Frankeny will be held at Orson and will feature food from Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere; Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake and Orson; Robbie Lewis of Bacar; Top Chef alumni Jennifer Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas; Joey Altman of Bay Cafe and Miss Pearl's Jam House; Mark Sullivan of Spruce; Paul Arenstam of Americano; James Schenk of Destino. Desserts will be provided by Miette, Humphrey Slocombe artisan ice cream, Blue Bottle Coffee and TeaGW.
Jacqueline Patterson of Orson and Scott Baird of 15 Romolo will mix drinks provided by Sagatiba Cachaca, Remy Single Vintage, and Damrak Gin; wine provided by Swirl Wine Brokers.
Live and silent auction items. Live entertainment, fashion show and Donna Sachet will emcee. $75. 777-1508

August 18, 2008 - Monday

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
August 18, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, Polk and Washington, San Francisco (I believe this is a coffee house)
What: General meeting - discussion about the diversity of the neighborhood retail stores and how the neighborhood can support their local merchants.
Information and RSVP:

North Beach Master Planning Workshop
When: August 18, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: St. Peter Paul School Auditorium, 660 Filbert Street San Francisco.

August 19, 2008 - Tuesday

Eric Mar
When: August 19, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street (between 21st and 22nd Avenue, San Francisco
What: The Peaceniks perform their radical folk music at this benefit concert for Eric Mar. Hosted by Sue Vaughan, Sandra Schwartz, Vicki Leidner and Mike Wong.
Information: 415-505-2962.

Tommy Chong
When: August 19, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Tommy Chong will discuss his book "Cheech & Chong".

August 20, 2008 - Wednesday

Community Development, Urban Justice and the Right to the City
August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: A national alliance of grassroots organizations has formed over the past two years to further the framework of Right to the City (RTTC) and to build local, regional and national strategies to advance these rights. Bay Area Regional Right to the City currently includes the following organizations: Chinese Progressive Association, Just Cause Oakland, POWER, PODER, St. Peters Housing Committee, SOMCAN, Datacenter and Media Justice Center. This meeting is being sponsored by Akonadi Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and Tides Foundation.
Jane Lin from Tides Foundation will make introduction with Dawn Phillips, Right to the City Lead Organizer will speak along with Maria Poblet, St Peter's Housing Committee - Co-Director.
RSVP Nicole Puller at
Source: San Francisco Bay Area Progressive

Spur - Building the Worker's Public Sphere
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Join Ocean Howell for a presentation of his research on how "Improvement clubs" and labor unions in San Francisco's Mission District shaped the neighborhood's commercial geography during the period of rapid expansion following the 1906 earthquake. $5. non members
Information: SPUR

United Educators Executive Board Meeting
August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
4:15 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Secondary School, 727 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco
What: Executive Board Meeting UESF COPE Committee School Board Endorsement Meeting

Mission Streetscape Plan Public Meeting
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building Auditorium, 3543 18th Street at Valencia, San Francisco
What: Second Mission Streetscape Plan public meeting; the SF Planning Department wants our feedback on the community-developed vision for streets in the Mission District.

District 3 Supervisor Candidates Debate hosted by the North Beach Merchants Association
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Debate by District Three Candidates for Supervisor

Endorsement Meeting for District One - Richmond District Democratic Club
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, S.F.
What: Endorsement for Supervisor in District One. Presentations by nine candidates for Supervisor. Note: Regular RDDC meeting date on fourth Thursday conflicts with Barack Obama's scheduled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver; hence the change.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

SF4Democracy PAC General Membership Meeting
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, Community Room @ 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate.
What: Agenda includes endorsements for the November General Election.

August 21, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - San Francisco's Sunday Streets
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum regarding Sunday Streets. Learn from Cheryl Brinkman, president of Livable City and Wade Crowfoot of Mayor Gavin Newsom's office about the details of and philosophy behind the proposal to bring the parks to the people. $5. non-members

Campaign for Teen Safety - No on Prop 4
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: ACLU-NC Office of San Francisco, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: Voter Contact Phone Bank in regards to Campaign for Teen Safety . Donate to campaign. Campaign for Teen Safety c/o David Alois, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 510, Sacramento, Ca. 95814.
Source: ACLU of Northern California Contact

August 22, 2008 - Friday

Joseph Alioto Jr. for Supervisor
When: August 22, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m. VIP Reception 7 to 9 p.m. General Admission
Where: Dragon Bar, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Joseph Alioto, Jr. with special performances by The Sofa Kings and Baron Von Luxxury $50 Fan, $125 Groupie, $250 Rock Star, $500 Prodigy
RSVP: Sarah Zeiger at 415-402-0303 or

August 23, 2008 - Saturday

San Francisco Tomorrow Picnic
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: El Polin Springs, the Presidio . A natural site within walking distance of the Main Post. Muni 29 and 43, limited car parking. They will hike the perimeter of the Main Post to study the implications of the three new major construction projects on the Presidio: Fisher Contemporary Art Museum (CAMP), 90,000 square foot Main Post Lodge and expansion of the Presidio Theater.
Details: Send check for $20., $25., $35 for the picnic to San Francisco Tomorrow, 41 Sutter Street #1579, San Francisco, Ca. 94104. If you are not yet an SFT member and want to join, your check can cover your first year's dues - and the picnic.
Information: Jane Morrison 564-1482

August 24, 2008 - Sunday

Sandra Lee Fewer
August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: 1601 31st Avenue at Lawton, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking for candidate for school board.

*2008 Rock Make Street Festival
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
All Day
Where: between 17th Street and 18th Street on Treat Street, San Francisco
What: Block party celebrating Bay Area arts and music. Vendors and music.

August 25 to August 28, 2008

2008 Democratic National Convention - Denver

August 28, 2008 - Thursday

Live from Denver
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, Grand Ballroom - Ground Floor
What: San Francisco celebrates Barack Obama's Nomination. Watch the Acceptance Speech on Live Video Feed. Donation will be requested.
Details to Follow.

August 26, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - How did the City close a $338 million budget deficit?
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum with Nani Coloretti and Greg Wagner from the mayor's budget office as they give us the inside into the City's budget. $5. non-members

Supervisor Carmen Chu - District Four
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Polly Ann Ice Cream, 3138 Noriega Street (between 38th and 39th Avenue), S.F.
What: Holding district office hours. Stop by to share suggestions or to say hello.
Information: 415-554-7460

August 27, 2008 - Wednesday

District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
8 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Carmen Chu and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce present District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit. The event is in conjunction with local businesses and neighborhood associations to discuss specific concerns and issues.
There will be a question and answer session. Topics to be included: facade improvement, parking, Small Business Assistance Center update, City mandates and lease negotiations.
Representatives from the San Francisco police department and other departments will be there.

*Westside SoMa
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco, City Hall, Room 400
What: A Task Force meeting devoted to public. Comment on draft community plan. Devoted solely to public comment.

August 29, 2008 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council Pre-Labor Day Breakfast "Yes We Can!"
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pre-Labor Day Breakfast with keynote speaker Assemblyman Mark Leno. Introduction of SFLC Endorsed Candidates - updates from Rank and File Workers in contract fights and organizing drives. Tickets $75. RSVP to Emily Nelson 415-440-4809. Checks made out to SF Labor Council, sent to 1188 Franklin Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca. 94013

August 31, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
What: Four miles of car-free fun in San Francisco. Bayview to Chinatown, along the Waterfront.

*New Items


Harvey Milk Pac Recommendations

San Francisco Community College Board: Chris Jackson, Bruce Wolfe
California State Propositions:
Yes on 1, 2, 3, No on Prop 4, Yes on Prop 5, No on Prop 8, Yes on Prop 10, No on Prop 11, Yes on Prop 12
San Francisco Local Measures:
General Hospital Bond - Yes
Affordable Housing Fund/Public Accountability - Yes
Raising number of signatures to qualify for recall - Yes
Prohibiting city employees to serve on charter boards and commissions
Retirement system credit for unpaid parental leave - Yes
SF Clean Energy Act - Yes
Creating Historic Preservation Commission - Yes
Treatment on Demand - Yes
Creation of Community Justice Center - Yes
George W. Bush Sewage Plant - Yes
Emergency Response Fee - Yes
Payroll Expense Tax - Yes
Real Property Tax - Yes
Decriminalization of Prostitution - Yes
Tenants Rights - anti-harrassment Yes
Public High School Participation in JROTC - No

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