Monday, July 5, 2010

November 2010 Elections

November 2, 2010 Elections

  • Governor - Jerry Brown
  • Lt. Governor - Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator - Barbara Boxer
  • Congress - Nancy Pelosi
  • Jackie Speier
  • Secretary of State - Debra Bowen
  • Controller - John Chiang
  • State Assembly - Tom Ammiano, Fiona Ma
  • State Senate - Leland Yee
  • State Treasurer - Bill Lockyer
  • Insurance Commissioner - Dave Jones
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction - Larry Aceves
  • Board of Equalization, District 1 - Betty Yee
  • Associate Justice of Supreme Court - 2 positions
  • Presiding Justice Court of Appeal (District 1) - 3 positions (Division 1, 3 and 5)
  • Associate Justice Court of Appeal (District 1) - 5 positions
  • Board of Supervisors - District 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
  • Public Defender
  • Assessor-Recorder
  • BART Director District 8
  • Board of Education - Three Seats
  • Community College - Three Seats
Department of Elections, City Hall, Room 48, San Francisco

Statewide Ballot Measures (that have qualified)
  • Proposition 18 - Bond Measure - Safe, clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010
  • Proposition 19 - Initiative Statue - Changes California law to legalize marijuana and allow it to be regulated and taxed.
  • Proposition 20 - Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Redistricting of Congressional
  • Districts
  • Proposition 21 - Initiative Statute - Establishes $18. annual vehicle license surcharge to help fund State Parks and Wildlife Program and Grants Free Admission to all state parks to surcharged vehicles.
  • Proposition 22 - Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the State from taking funds used for transportation or local government project and services.
  • Proposition 23 - Initiative Statue - Suspends air pollution control laws requiring major polluters to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming until unemployment drops below specified level for full year.
  • Proposition 24 - Initiative Statute - Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to carry back losses, share tax credits, and use a sales-based income calculation to lower taxable income.
  • Proposition 25 - Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Changes legislative vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. Retains two-thirds vote requirement for taxes.
  • Proposition 26 - Initiative Constitutional Amendment - Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state levies and charges. Imposes additional requirement for voters to approve local levies and charges with limited exceptions.
  • Proposition 27 - Initiative Constitutional amendment and Statue - Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting, consolidates authority for redistricting, consolidates authority for redistricting with elected representatives.

July 6, 2010 - Tuesday

SFMTA Board of Directors to hear partial Muni restoration recommendations
When: July 6, 2010 - Tuesday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Hearing on improving Muni service. Improvements are being proposed to restore service to some bus routes and rail lines affected by the May 8 service changes. The plan distributes resources city-wide and focuses on areas that will have the most benefit to riders.

Historic Market Street Labor Walk
When: July 6, 2010 - Tuesday
3 p.m.
Where: Meet in front of Landmark at One Market Street, San Francisco
What: From the Ferry Building to the Mechanics Monument, Market Street provides a cross section of San Francisco history. Historic buildings, monuments and modern skyscrapers. Also hear about labor's relevance on this historic street from the Gold Rush to Bay Area Rapid Transit and vintage streetcars.

July 8, 2010 - Thursday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Rules Committee
When: July 8, 2010 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Split appointments to the Recreation and Park Commission and Park Department and Commission Denials of Entertainment-Related Permits appealable to the Board of Appeals.
Sponsors: Mirkarimi, Campos, Mar, Daly and Avalos.
Transferring the Police Department's Functions, Assets and Operations to the Sheriff.
Sponsor: Daly.
Charter amendment to amend the Charter - one time basis the term of one health service board member from five years to three years, and another term of another health service board member from five years to two years, so that Board terms will expire in pairs in the future and can be filled during the same Board election.
Sponsor: Elsbernd.
Non-Citizen voting in school board elections.
Sponsors: Chiu, Campos, Mar, Avalos, Mirkarimi, Maxwell, Daly and Dufty
Information: Linda Wong 415-554-7719

A New Deal for the City - Economic Development Summit

When: July 8, 2010 - Thursday

3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: San Francisco Lighthouse Church, 1337 Sutter Street @ Van Ness, San Francisco

What: Join community and worker organizations in building a progressive agenda to protect and expand economic opportunities for all San Franciscans. "New Deal for the City" Community Congress being held August 14-15th with the goal to develop a locally-actionable platform that we'll encourage candidates for Supervisor and Mayor to support. There will be a discussion proposals for revenue and city budget reform that prioritize front-line works, a municipal bank and city enterprises, labor standards, workers centers and community job programs, green workforce and urban agriculture, arts and cultural economies, small businesses and worker cooperatives.

Brainstorming/strategy sessions from 3:30 to 5:15 and 5:45 to 7:30 with a short break for light dinner and summation/cultural event 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Free. RSVP


Commonwealth Club - Kevin Starr

When: July 8, 2010 - Thursday

5:30 p.m.

Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, 2nd Floor, San Francisco

What: Kevin Starr, CA State Librarian Emeritus; author of "Golden Gate". Kevin Starr will take a fresh look at the Golden Gate Bridge. $20. non-members


No on Prop 18

When: July 8, 2010 - Thursday

6 p.m. to 7:30

Where: 25 Stillman Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

What: Come to "Terminate the Water Bond" movie and mixer night at our San Francisco office.

Information: Elanor Starmer -

HANC - Political Currents in Haight Ashbury

When: July 8, 2010 - Thursday

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: The Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco


Election report by Calvin Welch.

District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi reports to Haight constituents on his legislative plans.


July 10, 2010 - Saturday

Emily Murase for San Francisco School Board Fundraiser

When: July 10, 2010 - Saturday

7:30 p.m.

Where: Yerba Buena Center, 750 Folsom Street, San Francisco

What: Family night Skating Fundraiser for Emily's Campaign for San Francisco School Board in November 2010.

All tickets include skate rentals.

Family Skating night includes raffle. $12. per person at the door. Kids 5 and under skate for free.

RSVP and complete details of event:

Nate Payne for San Francisco Supervisor in District 6 Fundraiser - Kickoff

When: July 10, 2010 - Saturday

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco

What: Nate Payne officially kicks off his campaign for San Francisco Supervisor in District Six.

DJ, live music, live art installation. Donation raffle to win prizes.


July 11, 2010 - Sunday

Sunday Streets in the Mission - Part II

When: July 11, 2010 - Sunday

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Mission District: Valencia, 24th Street, Harrison


Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club

When: July 11, 2010 - Sunday

10 a.m. to Noon

Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street/Presidio, San Francisco

What: Please join Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club for Bagels and Coffee. Guests include:

Phil Ting - San Francisco Assessor-Recorder - will discuss "Close the Loophole" movement to create more tax equity.

Alex Tourk - founder of Groundfloor Public Affairs will discuss "Why Tuesday: Is it good for the Jews?"

Everyone is cordially invited.

Information: Jason Porth

Fundraiser - Debra Walker

When: July 11, 2010 - Sunday

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Agar Jaicks home, 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco

What: Sunday Brunch/Fundraiser for Debra Walker, candidate for supervisor in District 6.

Co-hosts: Senator Leland Yee, Jane Morrison, Walter Johnson, Joe Julian, June Gutfleisch, Phyllis Lyon, David Massen, Aaron Peskin, Sue Hestor, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Gimmy Park Li

Donor's Choice: $25., $35. $50. Sponsor: $75. to $125. Patron $150. to $500.

Information: 415-564-1482

Anna Conda D6 Fundraiser

When: July 11, 2010 - Sunday

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Encore Karaoke Lounge, 1550 California Street, San Francisco

What "Hotter Than July" benefit for Anna Conda's run for District 6 Supervisor.

Hosts: Bliss Ashton, Brian "Amber Alert" Busta and Frieda Lay.


July 13, 2010 - Tuesday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - San Francisco Chief of Police George Gascon

When: July 13, 2010 - Tuesday

Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco

What: Meet San Francisco Chief of Police George Gascon. Light lunch provided by Safeway.



Rafael Mandelman - Candidate for Supervisor in District 8 has opened his headquarters at 2231 Market Street (formerly Solis), San Francisco

Margaret Brodkin has filed to run for San Francisco School Board.

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