Monday, April 19, 2010

San Francisco Political Events as of April 19, 2010

Picture: Golden Gate Park

April 19, 2010 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee - 24th Street
When: April 19, 2010 - Tuesday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
24th Street - Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District - Conditional Use for new full-service and small self-service restaurants.
Sponsor: Dufty
Members: Sophie Maxwell, Eric Mar, David Chiu

Tenants Together Turns Two!
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 995 Market Street, 12th Floor, Suite 1202, San Francisco
What: Join others in celebration of the historic effort to build a strong and permanent statewide tenant rights movement. Food, beverage and live music provided.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - "Spring Fling"
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Bell Tower, 1900 Polk Street, the corner of Polk and Jackson, San Francisco
What: Socialize with your friends and neighbors and get active in your community. MPNA will provide appetizers. Fill out survey on which issues are important to you and be entered to win a $50. gift certificate The Bell Tower. Non-members $5. Membership $20.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Democratic County Central Committee Candidates
When: April 19, 2010 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: The members of Potrero Hill Democratic Club voted at the April 6th meeting to have the opportunity to hear all candidates for DCCC, not just the ones who have never been elected to public office. All qualified candidates have been invited to fill out and return a questionnaire and to schedule an appearance. You are invited to hear what they have to say.

April 20, 2010 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers - Public Power Under Attack
When: April 20, 2010 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Eric Brooks, Community Choice Energy Alliance, on Prop 16, PG&E's bid to preserve its monopoly, and Clean PowerSF, public power for San Francisco

SFMTA - Board of Directors Meeting
When: April 20, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Public hearing and possible Board vote on the budget.
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan - Chair, Dr. James McCray, Jr., Vice Chair, Cameron Beach, Shirley Breyer Black, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Bruce Oka

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Jane Morrison
When: April 20, 2010 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda around 3 p.m.: San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be recognizing Jane Morrison on her 90th birthday for her years of dedication to the Democratic Party, the environment and grassroots fundraiser.

Equality California - Speaker of the California Assembly John A. Perez
When: April 20, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, One Embarcadero, 30th Floor, San Francisco
What: The Equality California Political Action Committee invites you to join Mark Leno, Leland Yee, Tom Ammiano, Jose Cisneros, Fiona Ma, Michael Wilson, Michael E. Dunn, Al Baum and Robert Holgate, James C. Hormel and Michael Nguyen, Cary Davidson and Andrew Oglivie, Geoff Kors and James Williamson, Michael Martinez, Randy Laroche and David Laudon, Rebecca Prozan, Cathy Schwamberger and Diana Kiente, Gary D. Soto, Andrew Wong and Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club for a special reception with Speaker of the California Assembly John A. Perez. It is essential that the LGBT community stand with the first openly gay Latino Speaker and send a message that we support our LGBT leaders at the highest level.
Individual tickets: $100.
RSVP or questions: Owen Stephens

April 21, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - SUPES for Lunch - Supervisor Bevan Dufty
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet with Supervisor Bevan Dufty.
RSVP by 4/20/2010 - Information:

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Budget committee
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
4 p.m.
Where: Hall of Flowers, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco
What: Budget and Finance Committee out of City Hall and bringing the meeting to the community. Please join the Supervisors to speak out on the impact that the Mayor's and City Departments' decisions will have on you, your family and the community.
Mayor's Office and Budget Committee Members: Greg Wagner, Budget Director, Mayor Gavin Newsom, John Avalos (Chair), Ross Mirkarimi, Sean Elsbernd, Sophie Maxwell, David Campos

San Francisco Police Commission
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's report - update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Discussion and possible action to adopt revised Police Commission Procedural Rules governing Trial of Disciplinary Cases.
Commissioners: Dr. Joe Marshall, President; Thomas Mazzucco - Vice President; Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer.
Information: 415-553-1667

San Francisco Democratic Party -
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: From Agenda:
Public Comment
Endorsements of:
Judge, Seat 6
Judge, Seat 15
Slate Card RFP selection
Chair's Report
Treasurer's Report/Fundraising
Executive Director's Report
Charter new Club - Grassroots Democratic Club
a. opposing incarceration for non-violent crimes (Haaland)
New Business
Adjournment in memory of August Longo

African American Democratic Club - Fundraiser for Kamala Harris
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Rasselas, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Join the African American Democratic Club in helping Kamala Harris become California's next Attorney General. Featuring Marcus Shelby performing.
Supporting elected officials: Anita Greer, Chris Jackson, Kim Shree Maufas, Sophie Maxwell and Lynette Sweet
Honorary Committee members: Henry A. Alvarez III, Fred Blackwell, London Breed, Amos Brown, Angela Brown, Susan Christian, Linda Crayton, Aileen Hernandez, Cedric Jackson, Keith Jackson, Fred Jordan, Willie B. Kennedy, LeRoy King, Randy Knox, Toye Moses, Eva Patterson, Kriztina Palone, Steve Phillips, Raye Richardson, Karen Roye, Agonofer Shiferaw, Andrea Shorter, Lateefah Simon, Juliu Turman, Aurelious Walker and Doris Ward.
Host Committee (Partial list): Malia Cohen, Linda Richardson, Charles Spencer, Seth Steward, Lisa Williams
Supporters $40. & up. Students $10. & up.

Friends of Mountain Lake Park and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS)
When: April 21, 2010 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. James Espiscopal Church, 4620 California Street, San Francisco
What: Friends of Mountain Lake Park and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services are hosting a meeting to discuss community policing efforts that can help make the neighborhood safer for everyone.
Captain Correia from the SFPD Richard District Station, along with Irina Chatsova, SFSAFE's Public Safety Coordinator and Lt. Erica Arteseros from NERT will have a discussion regarding crime prevention strategies and neighborhood emergency preparedness.
Information: Kirsten Macaulay

April 22, 2010 - Thursday

SPUR - The budget deficit vs. City employee benefits
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Spur, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: City health care and pension benefits for current and retired city works will grow by 60 percent in the next four years. Why are benefit costs growing so rapidly? What impact might this have on basic services and the overall ability for cal government to function effectively. What is being done to manage this spike in costs? Hear Micki Callahan and Steve Ponder of the Department of Human Resources speak. $5. non-members

Linda Colfax - Fundraiser
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Tommy Toy's, 655 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Ann Yuey and Hanley Chan invite you to meet and speak with judicial candidate Linda Colfax.For all of you who care how our society is affected by judges and the law, please join us for an evening to network and learn about the SF Court System. Ensuring justice for all begins with selecting the best judges.
$50. up. Appetizers ill be served. There will be a happy hour, no host bar.

San Francisco Human Rights Commission in Chinatown
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Dr. Sun-Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, 838 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Would you like to know how the City of San Francisco helps to resolve cases of discrimination in housing, businesses, and employment? Would you like to learn how to certify your small local business and bid on contract with the City? Do you have questions regarding San Francisco's Sanctuary City Ordinance? Bring your concerns to the table. Cantonese and Mandarin Translation Services Provided.

District 3 Democratic Club
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Hear guest speakers discuss the local measures on the June 8th ballot followed by brief presentations from AD13 Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) candidates. Members will be voting on local ballot measures and AD13 DCCC candidates.

Richmond District Democratic Club
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Agenda:
  • Confirmation of the State Assembly and Senate endorsements.
  • Report on the State Convention.
  • Presentation on Clean Air SF
  • Jack Song from San Francisco City Attorney's office will speak on the City's suite against PG&E regarding Prop 16.
  • Election of the Board of Directors.
Information: Jonathan Foerster - Secretary

GLBT Historical Society - The State of Gay Media: Realities, Challenges, Relevance, Impact
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission #300, San Francisco
What: Community forum presented by the Community Initiative and the GLBT Historical Society with an interactive discussion about Bay Area LGBT News and Media.
Panelists: Kim Corsaro, Editor, SF Bay Times and Matthew Bjako, Asst. Editor, Bay Area Reporter. Moderated by Paul Boneberg, Executive Director, GLBT Historical Society and Tim Vollmer, President, The Community Initiative. Free and open to all.

Young Leaders for DeWitt - Fundraiser
When: April 22, 2010 - Thursday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Mission Rock, 817 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco
What: Come by and get involved in DeWitt Lacy's campaign for Supervisor in District 10. DeWitt's platform includes safer streets, increased neighborhood wealth and cleaner communities in San Francisco.

April 23, 2010 - Friday

SPUR - Supervisor Bevan Dufty
When: April 23, 2010 - Friday
2:30 p.m.
Where: Spur, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: See Castro Street through the eyes of Supervisor Bevan Dufty - one hour. $10. - 25 people per tour.

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. - 50th Anniversary Celebration
When: April 23, 2010 - Friday
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of community empowerment. Black tie dinner in the San Francisco Rotunda. A community reception will follow in the City Hall Northlight Court.
Incredible list of auction items.
Information and tickets $200., Community Reception $25. :

Happy Birthday, Debra Walker
When: April 23, 2010 - Friday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 540 Alabama, Apt. 216, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Debra Walker's birthday! Party being held at the Friday Night Preview for Spring Open Studios in the Mission. No donation required, but welcomed.

April 24, 2010 - Saturday

Parents for Public Schools-San Francisco - Superintendent Carlos Garcia
When: April 24, 2010 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr., 350 Girard Street @ Bacon, San Francisco
What: Superintendent Carlos Garcia will be speaking about the state of San Francisco's schools. The meeting will also include an interactive parent panel to share ideas on improving quality in schools. PPS-SF is a network of parents who build and ensure quality public schools for all San Francisco children. PPS-SF provides parent-to-parent information, news, networking, and parent leadership at the school and district level.

Scott Wiener - Campaign Kickoff Party
When: April 24, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: George Christopher Playground (on Diamond Heights Blvd. near Duncan) San Francisco
What: Official kick-off of Scott Wiener's campaign for District 8 Supervisor. Join State Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Gavin Newsom and community leaders in getting the campaign going. Crafts, balloons for kids and treats for dogs. Afterwards there will be volunteer activities ranging from canvassing to tabling to good old fashion sign waving.

San Francisco Democratic Women's Forum - Political Potpourri
When: April 24, 2010 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Democratic Women's Forum in a thought "Political Potpourri". Let your voice be heard as they discuss today's hot topics:
Colleen Chawla - facilitating Health Reform - Colleen is the Director of Grants and Special Projects for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Cindy Cohn - facilitating E-Privacy. Cindy is the Legal Director and General Counsel for the Electronics Frontier Foundation.
Vera Haile - facilitating Challenges for Seniors. Vera is a retired social worker who has worked since 1970 helping the elderly.
John O'Riordan - facilitating Immigration. John is on the Board of the Irish American Democratic Club.
Cheryl Willis - facilitating Education. Former federal civil rights investigator, credential substitute with the SFUSD.
Supervisor Carmen Chu - facilitating Human Trafficking. Supervisor Chu has worked on legislation to provide protections to tenants who are victims of Domestic Violence: strengthen regulations, coordinate enforcement and expand community review of proposed massage establishments and has been a vocal opponent of human trafficking.
Democratic Women's Forum:
Joan Simmons, President
Michelle Aldrich, Event Chair
Katie Hickox, Voter Registration Chair
Paula Kitses, Public Relations Chair
Rochelle Metcalfe, Media Advisor
Information and rsvp:

Sidewalks 4 People Part II
When: April 24, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: San Francisco
What: San Francisco Board of Supervisors will soon be voting on a law that would make it illegal to sit or lie on a sidewalk in San Francisco. You can help this law from passing, and you'll need do nothing more than do what you love on your nearest sidewalk. Information:

Church of the Epiphany - Excelsior Safety Meeting
When: April 24, 2010 - Saturday
11 a.m. to Noon
Where: Church of the Epiphany Cafeteria, 827 Vienna (corner of Italy and Naple Streets)San Francisco
What: Excelsior Community Safety meeting. SAFE will facilitate meeting. Identification of some current Excelsior concerns, an overview of SAFE services, information and materials on Best Practices for Personal Safety, How to Observe, Report & Effectively Access Emergency Services, as well as establishing a SAFE Neighborhood Watch.
Information: 415-333-7630

April 25, 2010 - Sunday

Glen Park Festival
When: April 25, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Glen Park Village. Along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery extending down Wilder Street, San Francisco.
What: Glen Park Festival. A neighborhood tradition to support the Glen Park Community. Entertainment, great food, raffle prizes.

Celebrate People's Earth Day!
When: April 25, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate People's Earth Day with Greenaction. Theater, lunch and solidarity with Kettleman City and Bayview Hunter's Point. An afternoon of live theater, local foods and solidarity with communities that are fighting for health and justice.
Donation: $10. to $50.

San Francisco's Fifth Carrotmob at Duboce Park Cafe.
When: April 25, 2010 - Sunday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park Cafe, 2 Sanchez Street, San Francisco
What: Support energy efficiency and conservation while promoting a Duboce Triangle business owner.Duboce Park Cafe has pledged a whopping 50% of profits toward greening their business.
If you would like to volunteer for the event, please email

April 26, 2010 - Monday

People for Prozan Round 2
When: April 26, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ted's Sports Bar & Grill, 312 Harriet Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan, candidate for Supervisor in District 8.
Donation: $25. to $500.

Central City Democrats - 4th Annual Anniversary Meeting
When: April 26, 2010 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Central City Democrats (serving District 6 residents and merchants) will celebrate it's 4th Anniversary Annual Meeting. As part of the celebration the Steve Conley Champion Award and the James Leo Dunn Memorial presentations will be given, club endorsements and board elections will occur. Event is open to the public.
Information: 415-339-8683.

Westside Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: April 26, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: SFPD Taraval Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Westside Democratic Club will be holding an endorsement meeting.
6:30 p.m. Candidates for San Francisco Superior Court will speak. Each candidate will have three minutes to speak.
8 p.m. Presentations on the local ballot measures.
8:30 p.m. Club members will meet to discuss and vote on endorsements. A 60% vote of those members present (and who have attended at least two meetings in the previous year) is required for endorsement. Refreshments and snacks at meeting.
7:00 p.m. DCCC candidates will have three minutes to speak.
Information: Jim Weixel - President, Westside Democratic Club -


Assemblymember Fiona Ma has endorsed Debra Walker for Supervisor in District 6.

San Francisco Public Library has a new up-to-date website:

San Francisco Young Democrats - Additional Endorsements:
Superior Court Judge Seat 6 - No position
Superior Court Judge Seat 15 - Dan Dean
Chris Gembinski
Mary Jung
Hene Kelly
Jake McGoldrick
Jane Morrison
Melanie Nutter
Kelenia Olsen
Alex Volberding
Mel Ann Apuy
Keith Baraka
David Chiu
Leslie Rachel Katz
Rafael Mandelman
Aaron Peskin
Alix Rosenthal
Catherine Stefani
Debra Walker
Scott Wiener
Local Initiatives
Prop A - Yes
Prop B - Yes
Prop C - Yes
Prop D - Yes
Prop E - No
Prop F - No position
Prop G - Yes

Winifred Dajani - candidate for School Board 2010 -

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth - Common Sense Slate:
Assembly District 12:
Bill Fazio
Matt Tuchow
John Shanley
Arlo Hale Smith
Mike Sullivan
Meagan Levitan
Alex Volberding
Connie O'Conner
Mary Jung
Ron Dudum
Dan Dunnigan
Tom Hsieh
Assembly District 13
Keith Baraka
Catherine Stefani
Scott Wiener
Calvin Louie
Joe Alioto Veronese
Owen P. O'Donnell
Linda Richardson
Leslie Rachel Katz
City Propositions:
Yes - Prop A - School Facilities Special Tax
Yes - Prop B - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond
Yes - Prop C - Film Commission
Yes - Prop D - Retirement Benefit Cost
No - Prop E - Budget Line item for Police Department Security for City Officials and Dignitaries
No - Prop F - Renters' Financial Hardship Applications
Yes - Prop E - Transbay Transit Center
Superior Court Judge - Seat 15 - Richard Ulmer

San Francisco Labor Council - Endorsements and Recommendations:
San Francisco Ballot Measures:
Prop A - School Facilities Special Tax - TBD
Prop B - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond - Yes
Prop C - Establishing a Film Commission - No recommendation
Prop D - Retirement Benefit Cost - Yes
Prop E - Budget Line item for Police Security - Yes
Prop F - Renters Economic Relief - Yes
Prop G - Transbay Transit Center - Yes
San Francisco DCCC
District 12
John Avalos
Dan Dunnigan
Hene Kelly
Eric Mar
Jake McGoldrick
Jane Morrison
Larry Yee
District 13
Keith Baraka
David Campos
David Chiu
Robert Haaland
Joseph Julian
Rafael Mandelman
Carole Migden
Aaron Peskin
Alix Rosenthal
Debra Walker
Superior Court Judge
Seat 6: Linda Colfax
Seat 15: Michael Nava
Recommendations to the California Labor Federation:
Governor: Jerry Brown
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newom
Attorney General: Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones
Board of Equalization District 1: Betty Yee
Controller: John Chiang
Superintendent of Schools: Tom Torlakson
State Senate District 8 - Leland Yee
Assembly District 12 - Fiona Ma
Assembly Distrct 13 - Tom Ammiano

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