Wednesday, August 18, 2010

District 6 Supervisor Candidate Forum

On Monday I attended the District 6 Supervisor Candidate forum sponsored by South of Market Business Association (SOMBA) in association with:
  • Market Street Association
  • Mission Merchants Association
  • Mid Market Community Benefits District
  • North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefits District
  • South Beach/Mission Bay Business Association
  • Tenderloin Merchants Association
  • Union Square Business Improvement District
  • Union Square Merchants Association
  • Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
The forum was held at Kick Labs on Brannan Street.  There was a reception and then a candidates forum with:
  • Jane Kim
  • Jim Meko
  • Theresa Sparks
  • Debra Walker 
  • Elaine Zamora
Melissa Griffin was the moderator.

A very informative, interesting evening starting out with introductions, candidates asking other candidates, and then  questions from the audience.  Issues included parking meters, sit-lie, district elections, small business, parking, tax incentives, schools and  pension reform.

Some people in the political community are questioning why the forum was limited to five candidates - (15 people have declared) - especially James Keys - who has recently been endorsed by Supervisor Chris Daly.

Other candidates: Matthew D. Ashe, H. Brown, Dean Clark, George Davis, Matthew Drake, Glendon"Anna Conda" Hyde, Nate Paye, Robert Raeburn, George Vazhappally

Melissa Griffin, Jane Kim, Jim Meko, Theresa Sparks and Elaine Zamora
Opening remarks - Katherine Webster and Leslie Hennessey
Jane Kim
Jim Meko
Theresa Sparks
Elaine Zamora

August 18, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Commission
When: August 18, 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.
Commissioners: Joe Marshall, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, James Hammer, Carol Kingsley
Information: 415-553-1667

August 19, 2010 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission - Cultivating the Future of San Francisco
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Stow Lake: Selection of person to operate the Stow Lake Boathouse.
Commissioners: Mark Buell, Tom Harrison, Gloria Bonilla, David Lee, Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin, Michael J. Sullivan
Information: 415-831-2750

 Irish American Democratic Club and the Democratic Women's Forum - Endorsement meeting
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street @ Turk, San Francisco
What: Joint endorsement meeting for November election.

Caltrain Public Hearing - fare increases and service cuts
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:07 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Caltrain Station, 700 4th Street, San Francisco
What: Public hearing on the proposed fare increases and service reductions.

The Potrero View - 40th Birthday
When: August 19, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: 40th Birthday Party.

August 20, 2010 - Friday

Rafael Mandelman -"Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard"
When: August 20, 2010 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 466 Castro Street, Apt A.,  San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rafael Mandelman.  Come and meet District 8 Supervisor Candidate Rafael Mandelman.

August 21, 2010 - Saturday

Fix Muni Now - Yes on G Headquarters Opening
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to ll:30 a.m.
Where: 538 Castro, San Francisco
What: Kickoff Headquarters opening for Yes on G.

2010 Noriega Street Food Fair
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Noreiga Street 31st Street  &  33rd Street, San Francisco
What: Come to a day of fun, food and health.  Cooking demonstrations and health talks by Jamie Dougherty from Jamie Living, a representative from Kaiser Permante, Michelle Sternfrom What's Cooking, Karina Laranjeira from Kids Cooking for Life, and James Dabigon, Personal Chef.  Focus is to encourage health eating and provide the community access to health related resources.  Free.

Theresa Sparks - Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Campaign Headquarters, 986 Market Street @ 6th Street, San Francisco.
What: Theresa Sparks campaign headquarters grand opening.

Debra Walker for Supervisor Campaign Kick-Off
When: August 21, 2010 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Walker HQ, 1017 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Official Supervisor Campaign Kick-Off.

August 22, 2010 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Great Highway
When: August 22, 2010 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Great Highway, San Francisco

Rebecca Prozan - Happy Birthday Prozan.
When: August 22, 2010 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
What: Rebecca Prozan's birthday.  No donations or gifts please.  Public event.

August 24, 2010 - Tuesday

D10 Candidates Meet &  Greet
When: August 24, 2010 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Concerned Citizens of the Southeast Sector have joined together to host an event that will introduce candidates running for Supervisor in District 10, to the stakeholders of the Southeast Community.  All are welcome.

August 25, 2010 - Wednesday

Theresa Sparks Fundraiser
When: August 25, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge,124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Information: Come meet Theresa Sparks, candidate for District 6 Supervisor.
Committee: Juan Barajas, Susan Christian, Ken Cleaveland , Michael Costa, Judy Keyes,Christopher Rosas, Trinidad Rosas, Bentrish Satarzedeh, Charles Sheehan, Stephen Sulzman, Julius Turman, Sam Vitkoski.  
Wine and appetizers from Infusion Lounge will be provided courtesy of Christopher Rosa, CEOthe the C-Two Hotel Group
Suggested Contribution: $100., $250. $500.
RSVP: Amy Moore

South Sunset Park Community Meeting
When: August 25, 2010 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: South Sunset Clubhouse, 2601 40th Avenue between Vicente and Wawona Street, San Francisco
What: Join Neighborhood Parks Council and Supervisor Carmen Chu to learn about organizing a friend group for the South Sunset Parks.

August 26, 2010 - Thursday

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth
When:  August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street and Geary, SanFrancisco
What:  General meeting.  San Francisco City Budget: Realities and Priorities.
Introductory remarks by SFCRG President Rodrigo Santos
Special Guests:

  • Supervisor Sean Elsbernd: Fix Muni Now
  • Public Defender: Jeff Adachi: SF Smart Reform
  • Tim Paulson: Secretary/Treasurer of San Francisco Labor Council - against SF Smart Reform

Free Parking, food, refreshments.  Public welcome.
RSVP: 415-648-1200

Commonwealth Club - Kate Kendell
When: August 26, 2010 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
What: Kate Kendell will provide commentary on the coordinated effort that led to the historic  decision  the Perry v Schwarzenneger case.
$20. non-members

August 28, 2010 - Saturday

Campaign Kickoff to Elect Malia Cohen the San Francisco District 10 candidate
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: The Ironworkers Hall, 570 Barneveld Avenue, San Francisco
What: Campaign kickoff event for Malia Cohen for Supervisor in District 10.
Assemblymember Fiona Ma plans to join Malia Cohen.

Campaign kickoff celebration - Margaret Brodkin
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, San Francisco
What: Kickoff campaign for Margaret Brodkin, candidate for school board.

Party on Block 18/Mission District
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 18th Street (Dolores to Guerrero), San Francisco
What: 2ndBi-Annual "Party on Block 18" celebrating the inner Mission District. 18th Street will be blocked off and vendors will be selling food prepared by the neighborhood finest chefs, beer from the SF Brewers Guild, children's entertainment, DJs.  All proceeds benefit the Women's Building, BuenDiaFamily School, 826 Valencia, Next Course & Pie Ranch.  Admission: Free

D6 Healthcare Forum
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street at Jones, San Francisco
What: Come to District 6 Healthcare forum and hear the candidates present their ideas for a healthier City and District 6.

Mission Loc@l Book & T-Shirt Launch Party
When: August 28, 2010 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Artillery Apparel Gallery, 2751 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the launch of "My Mission" a book of Mission District Maps  - illustrated by Rio Yanez.  Food, drinks and music.

August 30, 2010 - Monday

Barbara Boxer - Fundraiser
When: August 30, 2010 - Monday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Home of Dick Grosboll,745 Chestnut, #301, San Francisco
What:  Fundraiser to re-elect Senator Barbara Boxer.
Hosted by San Francisco Chair Aaron Peskin, District Three Democratic Club President Emily Salgado, Gerry Crowley, Anne Halsted and Esther Marks.
$100. minimum.

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