Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Getting Organized - January 2009 events

Christmas tree and ornaments made out of bread! Picture taken at "Thorough Bread and Pastry" at 248 Church Street (between Market Street and 15th Street). www.thoroughbreadandpastry.com

December 29, 2008 - Monday

Police Commission - Public Hearing
When: December 29, 2008 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Public hearing to discuss process of selecting the next Chief of Police.
Information: 415-553-1667

December 31, 2008 - Wednesday

Democratic Party Alert!

*Deadline for Democrats interested in running as an Assembly District Delegate
by 12 noon. This is an election for delegates to the California Democratic Party's Convention being held April 24-26 2009 in Sacramento.

File on line to run: www.cadem.org

Delegate Election will be on January 10th or 11, 2009.

January 1, 2009 - Thursday

Happy New Year !

January 6, 2009 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Meeting
When: January 6, 2009 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
What: Board of Supervisors has been in recess since December 17, 2008. This will be President of the Board - Aaron Peskin and Jake McGoldrick's last day as Supervisor after eight years
Information: www.sfgov.org/bos_meetings

Health Commission "Beilenson Hearing"
When: January 6, 2009 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: Room 300, 101 Grove Street at Polk (next to City Hall
What: State law requires a Beilenson Hearing before county Supervisors when health cuts to indigents are proposed, San Francisco is holding their meeting in front of the Health Commission instead. Come protest cuts.
Information: graypantherssf.igc.org/calendar.htm

January 7, 2009 - Wednesday
Rachael Norton - Swearing into the Board of Education
When: January 7, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street (at Van Ness Ave), San Francisco
What: Swearing into the Board of Education. Mayor Gavin Newsom will do the swearing in. Superintendent Carlos Garcia and outgoing Board of Education President Mark Sanchez will be master(s) of ceremonies.
Information: rachel@rachelnorton.com

San Francisco For Democracy - January meetup
When: January 7, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
  • Panel discusson on the options regarding reforming the auto companies.
  • Maxine Anderson will talk about the history of San Francisco for Democracy and Club President Tom Durning will lead a discussion on what role SF4D can play in the Obama era.
  • Presentation from a representative of Butt Out. His organization is trying to get anti-tobacco legislation passed in San Francisco and other parts of the State.
Information: sf4dem.com

January 8, 2009 - Thursday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Inaugural Meeting
When: January 8, 2009 - Thursday
Where: Legislative Chamber, City Hall, Second Floor

The Honorable James McBride , Presiding Judge, San Francisco Superior Court will administer the oath of office to the following Supervisors where were elected or re-elected:

  • John Avalos, District 11
  • David Campos, District 9
  • David Chiu, District 3
  • Carmen Chu, District 4
  • Sean Elsbernd, District 7
  • Eric Mar, District 1
  • Ross Mirkarimi, District 5

The Inaugural Meeting will be cablecast on SF Cable 26 and video streamed on www.sfgov.org.

Seating in the Chamber is limited and will be first come, first served. Overflow seating will be available in the North Light Court on the first floor of City Hall.

January 10, 2009 - Saturday

Assembly District 13 - (Ammiano District)
Location: LGBT Center Ceremonial Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Time: Registration 9 a.m.
Meeting 11 a.m.

January 11, 2009 - Sunday

Assembly District 12 (Fiona Ma District)
Location: Westlake Park Dolger Center, 101 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City
Time: Registration: 12 Noon
Meeting 2 p.m.


Who can participate:
a. A Democrat residing in and registered to vote in the Assembly District by October 20, 2008 deadline, unless the Democrat turned 18 or was naturalized after deadline.
b. $5. fee to defray costs of the ADEM .
Voters are not required to stay for the entire election meeting. Complete the sign in sheet by closing of registration.
Voting is done by secret ballot.

Information: www.cadem.orga

Information: At the convention in April there will be election of the State Chair of the California Democratic Party currently held by Art Torres for the last 11 years.

The following candidates are running for State Chair:

John Burton -
Website: www.burton2009.com
Endorsements include:
Senator Barbara Boxer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Jackie Speier, Pete Stark, Ellen Tauscher, Mike Thompson, Maxine Waters, Diane Watson, Lynn Woolsey, Bill Lockyer, Jack O'Connell, Betty Lee, Darrell Steinberg, Loni Hancock, Mark Leno, Leland Yee, Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Don Perata, Fiona Ma, Phil Angelides, Tom Ammiano Jerry Hill, Jared Huffman, Tom Torlakson, Jackie Goldberg, John Laird, Gene Mullin, 29 labor organizations (see website) incluing San Francisco Labor Council. Aaron Peskin, Alicia Wang, August Longo, Christine Pelosi, Jean Harris, John Kessler, Julie Soo, Carl Pope, Gavin Newsom Ron Dellums, Bevin Dufty, Dennis Herrera Art Pulaski, Dolores Huerta, Michael Hardeman, Walter Johnson, Tim Paulson and Sal Rosselli.
New Endorsements: Carol Pope, California Labor Federation.

Burton for Democratic Party Chair, 1818 L Street, Suite 615, Sacramento, Ca. 95811
Phone: 916-447-1960

Other possible candidates

Alex Rooker - could not find a website - currently First Vice Chair of the California State Democratic Party
Francine Busby - candidate for Congress in San Diego

Eric Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles Democratic Party has dropped out as a candidate for State Chair and is running instead for Vice-President.

Brian Leubitz (Calitic) has announced that the is not running for Vice-President.

January 14, 2009- Wednesday

Noe Valley Democratic Club - David Binder!
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, Diamond at Elizabeth, San Francisco
What: Pollster David Binder will speak about his experiences with the Obama campaign. David did focus groups, in-person interviews, hands-on research with voters throughout the campaign.
Information: Molly Fleischman - Vice-President molly@ffrsf.com

January 20, 2009 - Tuesday

Inauguration West 2009
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Green Room in War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave., Room 110, S.F.
What: Celebrate the inauguration with the San Francisco Democratic Party and Emerge at Inauguration West 2009. Join friends, neighbors and fellow campaign volunteers and activists for cocktails and hors oeuvres. $75 before January 9th. $100 after that date. Hosted bar and appetizers.
Information: elowe@sfdemocrats.org

Please email any items for the calendar to: mission2894@gmail.com

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