Tuesday, February 23, 2010

District 8 Supervisor Candidates Forum

Monday night I attended the District 8 Supervisor Candidates Forum at Harvey Milk Recreation Center on Scott Street.

A large crowd of people heard the seven candidates running in District 8 for Supervisor. Each candidate was given a six minute introduction speech followed by questions collected from the audience.

Candidates as pictured above:
  • Starchild
  • Rafael Mandelman
  • James Boeger
  • Laura Spanjian
  • Scott Wiener
  • Bill Hemenger
  • Rebecca Prozan
Moderator: Barbara Taylor, City Hall Bureau Chief and Reporter for KCBSNews Radio

In the candidates initial six minute introduction they were asked to respond to five issues:
Housing, Neighborhood Character, Business, Safety and Neighborhoods & Citywide Issues.

Sponsors of the Forum:

Lower Haight Merchant + Neighbor Association (LoHaMNA) lowerhaight.org the@netstepsmarketing.com
Buena Vista Neighborhood Association (BVNA) BVNASF.com info@BVNASF.com
Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association (DTNA) dtna.org
Mount Olympus Neighbors' Association (MONA) CG2906@earthlink.net

These candidates were smart, articulate and already well into campaigning for the Supervisor race - eight months out.

February 23, 2010 - Tuesday

Rally - Support for Ethnic Studies - The Campaign for Ethnic Studies
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Meet at the corner of Franklin/McAllister for press conference - bring signs in support of Ethnic Studies. San Francisco School Board meeting to vote on resolution in support of Ethnic Studies. Please wear RED.
Supporters: HOMEY, The Filipino Community Center, POWER, JACL, The College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU, College of Education at SFSU, Pin@y Educational Partnership, San Francisco Freedom School, ALAY, Chinatown Community Development Center, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Brothers of Chi Rho Omicron, SFSU, Latin American Teachers Association, San Francisco Association of Bilingual Educators, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Chinese Progressive Association, The Freedom Archives , Neighborhood Visions Project, South of Market Community Action Network, Asian Law Caucus, Phillipino American Collegiate Endeavor, League of Filipino Students, All Tribes SF-UZN, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Coleman Advocates, Youth Making a Change, The Association of Chinese Teachers, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztland, United Playaz
Information: campaignforethnicstudies@gmail.com

Interfaith Prayer Service for Immigration Reform
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco
What: Join Northern California Religious and Community Leaders working for Comprehensive Immigration reform. An Interfaith Call to Love. Prayerfully Stand for Immigration Reform. Multi-cultural music performance, Interfaith prayer service. Refreshments and cultural celebration.
RSVP icir2010@yahoo.com

Rebuild Potrero -Town Hall Meeting Final Master Plan Presentation and Celebration
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9 .m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Final master plan - redevelopment of Potrero Terrace & Annex. Come review the proposed final master plan, wich is the culmination of a broad community engagement process that began in August 2008. The final plan will be reflected in applications submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department this coming spring.
Town Hall meeting is being held during the regular meeting time for the Potrero Boosters, who have donated their timeslot for this meeting.
Bus service will be provided to and from the NABE, throughout the neighborhood. Visit rebuildpotrero.com for schedule of pick-up times and locations.

*Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When: February 23, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: General Meeting:
  • San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will offer his perspective on our city's sanctuary policy and the recently enacted legislation to protect the due process rights of immigrant youth.
  • Pride at Work's Josue Argiielles and Community United Against Violence's Carolina Morales will be on hand to discuss how the immigrant rights community and how the LGBTQ community can work together to ensure the new policy is enacted as quickly as possible.
  • Vincent Atos and Amy Willis from the ILWC, Hornblower Cruises recently will discuss the termination of Vincent. Vincent and Amy will discuss how the Milk Club can support their work to bring justice and accountability to Hornblower.
  • Former Milk Club President and SEIU Political Coordinator Robert Haaland will talk about about recent transphobia at SEIU 1021. Robert will also discuss the proposal for a "sit/lie" law to target people who are homeless in the Haight, and what the Milk Club can do to oppose the criminalization of people who are homeless.
Information: info@milkclub.org

February 24, 2010 - Wednesday

* Protect Your Education -Town Hall/Teach-In
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City College, Diego Rivera Theatre, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What: Town Hall/Teach-In on the budget cuts. Organized by CCSF Administration, CCSF Associated Students and has the participation of the CCSF General Assembly Against the Budget Cuts.
Intent of Teach-In:
  • How the California Budget works
  • How it has affected all of us
  • To discuss what can we do to save Public Education
  • To learn about the history of Student Action.
  • To talk about Marth 4th - Statewide Day of Action on Fighting the Budget Cuts.
  • To talk about March 22nd - March to Sacramento

San Francisco Police Commission - Mission District
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mission District, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood, San Francisco
What: Regular police commission meeting. Items from agenda:
Chief's Report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Captain Gregory Corrales, Commanding Officer of Mission Station, to address the Commission on Police Activities in the Mission District.
Commission: Dr. Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer
Information: 415-553-1667

*Black Women Organized for Political Action - San Francisco Chapter
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: *there seems to some confusion about the location - I am trying to get this clarified) City College, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, Room SB213, San Francisco
What: A Town Hall meeting to discuss the District 10 Supervisor Race. Purpose of meeting is to activate, motivate, promote, support and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-Community. All persons are welcome and membership is open to all genders and race.
This is not a political event. Candidates who are running are welcome, but no campaign signs, peitions, or anything campaign related are welcome.
This meeting will help BWOPA-SF move forward in planning a debate with registered candidates who are running for Distrcit 10 Supervisor.
Information: bwopa.org.

Duboce Park Community Meeting
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: Duboce Park Quarterly Community meeting. Become acquainted with and discuss issues with key Rec and Park staff members. Meeting will be led by Bob Palacio, Neighborhood Services Manager, who updates the community on all current and future projects in Duboce Park and Harvey Milk Recreation Center. Ana Alvarez, Superintendent Citywide Services, will be at the meeting and to make presentation on the new model that Rec and Park is creating to deal with the budget cuts will be coming.

San Francisco Democratic Party
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Offices of UNITE HERE, Local 2, 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting.
Information: sfdemocrats.org

*CounterPulse - Nature in the City: Golf Courses, Parks, Natural Areas
When: February 24, 2010 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street at 9th Street, San Francisco
What: Sharp Park Park Golf Course in Pacifica (owned by the City of San Francisco) has become a point of sharp controversy, pitting golfers against endangered species. Meanwhile the City's budget is strained. Come and talk about it. Casey Allen will give a thorough presentation.
Information: chris.carlsson@foundsf.org

February 25, 2010 - Thursday

*Medicare for All Rally
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th Street between Market and Mission, San Francisco.
What: Sidewalk Summit to tell President Obama that the policy that meets his goals of bringing down premiums, bringing down the deficit, covering the uninsured, strengthening Medicare, and stopping insurance company abuses, is Improved Medicare for all.
Join with activists from the California Physicians Alliance, California Alliance for Retired Americans, Gray Panthers, and Single Payer Now to let President Obama how that we want Medicare for all.
Information: singlepayernow.net

City Democratic Club - 30th Anniversary
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CAV Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Come help celebrate City Democratic Club's 30th Anniversary. City Democratic Club is raising money forDoctors with Borders. First 50 attendees who write a check of $50. directly to DWB will receive two complimentary drinks, snacks, a one-year City Democratic Club (dues $35.) members and be able to claim the entire deduction on your 2009 taxes .
$35. check to join or renew your Club membership will receive a complimentary glass of wine and snacks. City Democratic Club's Treasurer, Steve LaPlante, just came back from Haiti where he participated in on-the-ground relief efforts.
City's Democratic Club's Motto: Competent and pragmatic leadership in San Francisco.
RSVP: citydemcub@aol.com

San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI - A City in Peril
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Mental Health Board and NAMI-San Francisco will hold a Public Hearing on the Impact of Mental Health Budget Cuts. Hear what works from front-line doctors, police officers, ail staff, homeless advocates, Behavioral Health Care staff and recovered consumers. Smart Care can save lives and money!
Information: namissf@sasf.org

*Public Education: Funding our Future Town Hall Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore @ Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Parents, students, educators and community members are invited to a citywide Town Hall Meeting to seek solutions to the funding crisis in San Francisco schools and ways to initiate long-term change.
Moderator: Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio program "Forum".
  • State Senator Mark Leno
  • State Senator Leland Yee
  • Assembly member Tom Ammiano
  • Assemblymember Fiona Ma
  • Carlos Garcia, SFUSD Superintendent of schools
  • David Chiu, President, SF Board of Supervisors
  • Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • California State PTA Director of Legislation Debbie Look
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce representative Jim Lazarus
  • Terry Bergeson, Executive Director, San Francisco School Alliance
  • Dennis Kelly, President, United Educators of SF
  • Mary Perry, Deputy Director, EdSource.
The dialog will focus on:
  • Creative funding solutions to pending budget cuts
  • Smarter long-term budget reform
  • Local and state-wide parental advocacy efforts
On site parking.

Richmond District Democratic Club General Meeting
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
  • California Democracy Act
  • Statewide Constitutional Convention
Note: Renew your membership. Endorsement meeting in March.
Who may vote: continuing members who reside in Supervisorial District 1, and who have paid dues for the current year. New members who have paid dues at least 1 month prior to the vote.
Continuing members may renew at the beginning of the meeting by paying $15. dues.
Information: Jonathan Foerster jonathan.foerster@gmail.com

24th Street Community Meeting -
When: February 25, 2010 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philip's, 665 Elizabeth Street (between Castro Street and Diamond Street).
What: Community meeting sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, the Noe Valley Merchants Association, the Noe Valley Association, Friends of Noe Valley, the Noe Valley Democratic Club and the Upper Noe Neighbors for a community discussion.
Items to be discussed:
  • Pending legislation by Supervisor Bevan Dufty regarding allowing new restaurants to open on 24th Street. Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Planning Department staff will be there to discuss and answer questions.
  • Captain Greg Corrales of Mission Station will provide an update on Noe Valley Public Safety and answer questions from the community.
  • Debra Niemann, President of Noe Valley Association will provide an update on the work of the Noe Valley Association and neighborhood improvements that the Noe Valley Community can expect in the coming months.
Information: Boe Hayward boehayward@sfgov.org

February 26, 2010 - Friday

SFMTA Board of Directors Special Board Meeting
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
9 a.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Board is expected to vote on proposals to close the Fiscal Year 2010 budget deficit.
Information: MTABoard@sfmta.com

Supervisor Eric Mar - Happy Chinese New Year!
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 284, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Mar is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration - Year of the Tiger!
Information: eric.l.mar@sfgov.org

The Thrashers CD Release Party
When: February 26, 2010 - Friday
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Where: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway Street, San Francisco
What: The Thrashers, Ruffians and The Butlers with an All Star Jam! Get ready for America's youngest rock band! SF artist "Rossana" wil perform acoustically. These nine year olds' are the world's new rockin' fun bunch. Come join the celebration of their debut CD Release "Nine".
Tickets $15.

February 27, 2010 - Saturday

Ben Gardiner memorial
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: California Pacific Medical Center Davis Campus Auditorium on Castro Street @ Duboce.
What: Memorial service for longtime community activist Benjamin Gardiner.
Information: dtna.org

2010 Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 27, 2010 - Saturday
5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Chinese New Year Parade
Information: chineseparade.com

February 28, 2010 - Sunday

Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti! - Poetry Benefit for Haiti
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco International Poetry Festival and Revolutionary Poets Brigade present Ayibobo! Amen for Haiti.
Join former San Francisco Poet Laureates Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman and Janice Mirikitani as they come together with the Bay Area's literary community for a poetry reading and benefit to raise funds for Haiti.
Jorge Argueta, Max Blanchet, Veronique Deschamps, Agneta Falk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Couca Mesidor, Janice Mirikitani, Alejandro Murguia, Arthur Sheridan, Cecil Williams and Al Young.
Admission is free and donations will be accepted. All donations will be given directly to Doctors Without Borders.
Information: friendssfpl.org

State of Black SF with Medicine for Melancholy
When: February 28, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Osiris Coalition presents screening of movie " Medicine for Melancholy". Q & A with Filmmaker Barry Jenkins
Panel: The State of Black San Francisco, a Conversation
  • Regina Davis, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation
  • Kevin Epps, Local Filmmaker and Community Activist
  • Randy Knox, Attorney-at-Law, Criminal and Indigent Defense
  • N'Tanya Lee, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
  • Lateefah Simon, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Sponsors: Osiris Coalition, San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, KPOO

March 1, 2010- Monday

March Against Muni!
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: Meet in the plaza at the start of the cable car track on Powell at the north side of Market. The protest will begin at the meeting point and continue down Market to Van Ness and end at City Hall.
What: March Against Muni is calling on you to protest and boycott Muni until our demands are met:
No more cuts
No more fare hikes
No more overcrowding
No more delays
No more rude drivers
No more exploiting seniors and disabled
No more filthy conditions
No more fare theft
No more excessive pay
No more paper fast passes

A Forum on our Future: The State of Public Education in 2010
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Citizen Hope, San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the New Leaders Council for a Forum on Public Education.
Moderator: Aimee Allison, KPFA Morning Show
Larry Aceves - Former San Jose Superintendent and Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Carlos Garcia - Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Education
N'Tanya Lee - Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
The stakes could not be higher for our future. Come join this critical and timely discussion.
A mixer will follow the event.
Information: citizenhopesf@gmail.com

March 2, 2010 - Tuesday

*Rebecca Prozan - Women for Rebecca Prozan
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Trigger, 2348 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8.
Co-Chairs: District Attorney Kamala Harris, Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, School Board Commissioner Rebecca Norton, State Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee.
Hosts: Fairuz Abdullah, Julia Adams, Simona Agnolucci, Jessica Albert, Linda Allen, Rosie Atkins, Michele Bateman, Jackie Besser, Roberta Boomer, Kimberly Brandon, London Breed, Toni Broaddus, Margaret Brodkin, Angela Brown, Avery Brown, Darcy Brown, Julia Capozzoli, Anne Cervantes, Susan Christian, Monica Chung, Frederique Claremont, Jana Clark, Andrea Cohan, June Cravett, Nia Crowder, Carole Cullum, Janet Dancey, Ximena Delgado, Rebecca Doyle, Jen Drake, Aimee Feinberg, Ruthanne Feinberg, Sadie Ferguson, Gita Fielding, Katherine Forrest, Kathleen Franklin, Leigh Frazier, Cathy Garza, Rebecca Goldfader, Ruth Ann Gonzales, Rohini Gupta, Roma Guy, Karen Hallett, Meena Harris, Nancy Harris, Laura Rice Heath, Sarah Hollenbeck, Linda Hunter, Aasma Hussain, Caryl Ito, Lynn Jefferson, Daisy Jiang, Sharon Johnson, Mary Jung, Dorka Keehn, Lenlee Keep, Linda Klee, Kate Monico Klein, Ellee Koss, Rebekah Krell, Sara Kunitake, Annette Lantos, Katy Picon Lao, Dyanna Lechuga, Amy Lee, Tina Lee, Elaine Leeming, Kathryn Lenhart, Linda Leu, Terry Picon Levy, Jane Lloyd, Jennifer Longley, Julie Lopez, Naomi Lempert Lopez, Van Ly, Maggie Lynch, Avenue McBride, Bernie Melvin, Debbie Mesloh, Sophie Middlebrook, Chloe Milne, Cheri Mims, Sally Morin, Emily Morse, Emily Murase, Tamara Murray, Zoanne Nordstrom, Diane Nutting, Mary Ellen O'Brien, Olivia Ongpin, Cindy Ossias, Kriztina Palone, Tammy Paster, Shilpa Patel, Susan Pfeiffer, Stacey Pratt, Mary Rickles, Rosemarie Ring, Nicole Rivera, Tina Roberts, Katherine Roubus, Patty Jo Ruthland, Emily Salgado, Cheryl Sena, Sunny Schwartz, Jennifer Shearer, Anna Shimko, Andrea Shorter, Lateefah Simon, Kimberly Smith, Sandy Sochot, Julie Soo, Catherine Stefani, Stephanie Ong Stillman, Betty Sullivan, Paris Tamanti, Jordanna Thigpen, Shannon Tobin, Nancy Tung, Johanna Silva Waki, Charla Welch, Lisa Williams, Lorraine Woodruff-Long
Donation levels: $25. to $500.
Information: RSVP events@rebeccaprozan.com rebeccaprozan.com

*Phil Ting Birthday Bash
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Where: Eastside West, 3154 Fillmore Street @ Greenwich, San Francisco
What: Support Re-Election of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting.
Tickets $50. up

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Superior Court candidates - India Basin Neighborhood Association
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street @ Southern Heights, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
India Basin Neighborhood Association will present their Shoreline Community Vision, promoting comprehensive planning, economic success, environmental protections, transportation improvements and recreational opportunities.
Judicial Forum of candidates for contested seats on San Francisco Superior Court.
Other candidates and ballot measures TBA.
Members will hold a discussion and vote at the end of the meeting.
Information: phdemclub.org

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