Monday, February 21, 2011

San Francisco Political Events as of February 21, 2011

Picture: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park - "Rainy Day"

February 21, 2011 - Monday

President's Day

Polk Street Neighborhood Association - David Chiu
When: February 21, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: District 2 Supervisor  and President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu will be the featured speaker.  He will talk about the state of the Neighborhood, the state of District 2 and the state of the City.  There will be time for questions and answers.

February 22, 2011 - Tuesday

Harvey Milk Club -A Community Forum on Tasers with the Police Chief and Commissioners
When: February 22, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Tasers: Right or Wrong for San Francisco.  The Harvey Milk Club Host's A community forum on Tasers.
Confirmed speakers:
Police Chief Jeff Godown and Police Commissioners Petra Dejesus
Invited: Police Commissioner President Thomas Mazzucco and Police Commissioner Angela Chan
The San Francisco Police Commission will consider adopting the Taser weapon for the San Francisco Police Department at their meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

February 23, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Commission - Hearing on tasers
When: February 23, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Chief's Report: Report on crime statistics, review of recent activities.
Discussion and possible action to authorize the Chief of Police to develop a proposal for modifications of Department General Orders to include the use of Tasers and to develop proposed policies, practices, training and implementation  programs  consistent with professional best practices and contemporary technology:
  Commissioner Chan's Presentation on Tasers (45 minutes)
  Department's Presentation (45 minutes)
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, James Hammer, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Local 261 - Local Hiring Victory Party
When: February 23, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Laborers Union Hall, 3271 Shotwell, San Francisco
What: Join community leaders, job advocates, Supervisor John Avalos, and special guests in celebrating the passage of the San Francisco Local Hiring for Construction Ordinance, the nation's strongest local hiring law.

Transit Riders Union - General Meeting
When: February 23, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. - Main  Library, Paley Conference Room, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. -  Post-Meeting Happy Hour - Buck Tavern, 1655 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Transit Riders Union is organizing to strenghten the voice of people who rely on transit.
Items from Agenda:
Reports from working groups on 14 Mission, Full Service Restoration, Rapid Transit Network
Information: Rob Boden

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee - Monthly Meeting
When: February 23, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Items from agenda:
Presentation by Mayoral Candidate Bevan Dufty.
Presentation by District Attorney Candidate David Onek.
Resolution supporting reappointment of Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to California Coastal Commission (Peskin)
Resolution opposing elimination Golden Gate Bridge toll takers (Smith)
Resolution calling for further study of Parkmerced expansion (Smith)
Rechartering of current democratic clubs and chartering of new democratic clubs (Goldstein)
Discussion/consideration of Policies and Procedures Manual - slate card committee authorization of campaign materials (Katz/Peskin)
Information: including full agenda

February 24, 2011 - Thursday

District 3 Democratic Club - Annual Membership Meeting
When: February 24, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: TelHi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Annual membership meeting. Supervisor Mark Farrell from District 2 will speak.
Nominations and holding a membership vote on the 2011 D3DC Board. Slate:
 President: Emily Salgado
 Vice President: Arthur Chang
 Corresponding Secretary: Allie Herson
 Treasurer: Tushar Gheewala
 Membership: Brian Loper

Dolores Park Winter Meet-Up 2011
When: February 24, 2011 -Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Summit, 780 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: The following people:
 Scott Wiener  - District 8 Supervisor
 Nancy Madynski - Friends of the Dolores Park Playground Chair
 Meredith Thomas - Neighborhood Parks Council Chair
 Peter Lewis - Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association Director
 Eric Andersen + Alex Randolph, SF Rec and Parks Area Manager
Each speaker will give a five-minute ignite-style presentation.

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - General Meeting
When: February 24, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Korean American Community Center, 745 Buchanan Street, San Francisco
What: General meeting.  10th Annual Board Election.  Presentations on Linden Alley Project and Recology.

Richmond District Democratic Club
When: February 24, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Michael Whitty, Adjunct Professor at USF School of Business and Management will give a talk about the 2012 Obama campaign and how we can participate.

City Lights Bookstore - "Smoking Typewriters"
When: February 24, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, San Francisco
What: Author John McMillian will discuss his book "Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America".

February 25, 2011  - Friday

Celebration to Recognize Supervisor Cohen, Kim-Shree Maufas and Dr. Grier
When: February 25, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534, San Francisco
What: Join the following organizations and they celebrate the November 2, 2010 election of San Francisco officials  and to recognize San Francisco's Black Commissioners and Commissioner Leroy King.
African American Democratic Club, African American Chamber of Commerce, African American     Action Network, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, Black Leadership Forum, Black Coalition on Aids, Black Women Oranized for Political Action, Black Women Stirring the Waters, Dwayne Jones, San Francisco NAACP
Hors d'oeuvre and no host bar.

Senator Bernie Sanders
When: February 25, 2011 - Friday
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Senator Bernie Sanders will give an overview of his work in  several  key areas:
Hands Off Social Security, Health Care, Wall Street and the Economy, Global Warming, Foreign Policy
Co-Sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, San Francisco Labor Council, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, San Francisco for Democracy, Unitarian Universalists for Peace/SF, Senior Action Network,  Democracy for America/Marin, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of America
Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended as this event will fill up
Brown Paper Tickets:

February 26, 2011 - Saturday

Reset San Francisco - Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting - Food for Thought
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Join Assessor Phil Ting for a Saturday Brunch.  Bring your ideas, we will bring the food!  San Francisco is right in the center of this new revolution of creativity and productivity.  Shouldn't our city government be as creative and innovative as the rest of our city?

Dennis Herrera - Heaquarters Grand Opening and Strategy Session
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Dennis Herrera for Mayor Campaign Headquarters, 1645 California Street, San Francisco
What: Dennis Herrera's first Mayoral campaign event.  Grand opening of headquarters. This effort is about us, our neighborhoods, our City.

Supervisor Malia Cohen - Community Event
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Visitacion Valley Community Center, 50 Raymond Street, San Francisco
What: Community event with Supervisor Malia Cohen. Meet your neighbors and fellow District 10 residents.  Program begins at 12:30 p.m.  Open to the public.  Food and refreshments will be provided.  Children and families Welcome.

Community Kick-Off of Parks 94124
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Joseph Lee Gym, 1395 Mendell Street @ Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Local group launches Advocacy and Park Stewardship in Bayview Hunters Point.  Parks 94124 is a new community park group that focuses on community, advocacy, and park stewardship in the Bayview Hunter's Point Community.  Kickoff will be on February 26, 2011.  The event will be held in conjunction with the Neighborhood Parks, Council, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS), the San Francisco Skateboarding Association, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, Dwayne Jones and Hunter's Point Family.  
Founders: Geoffrea Morris, Lena Miller, Maya Rogers, Chablis Scott. 
Mission: to build community, park usership and stewardship by creating innovative, engaging and fully accessible park and open space facilities in the 94124 zip code.

Park Branch Library - Reopen!
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
 Ceremonies: 1:00 p.m., Library opens 2:00 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Opening of newly renovated Park Branch Library.

John Ross Memorial
When: February 26, 2011 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: United Mission Presbyterian Church, 23rd Street and Capp, San Francisco
What: Memorial for John Ross.  Reception following at Cafe La Boheme.

February 27, 2011 - Sunday

Academy Awards 

February 28, 2011 - Monday

Tell Governor Brown: These Cuts Won't Heal
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Hallidie Plaza - 5th and Market, San Francisco
What: Community mourning to protest cuts to our resources harming people who need healthcare, people who need jobs, elders and people with disabilities, workers in caring professions.  March and community speakout.  Meet at Hallidie Plaza and then proceed to State building.
Information: 415-749-2790 ext 356

Bevan is turning 56!
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Monkey Thai Restaurant, 280 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Bevan Dufty is Turning 56! Sponsored by Assemblymember Fiona Ma.  56 dollars for 56 years.  Lots of fun, birthday surprises.

Rescue Muni - Bus Rapid Transit Projects
When: February 28, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, Ninth and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
What: Rescue Muni General Meeting.  Rachel Hiatt of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has been invited to present the latest on the Van Ness Project, and they also expect to have a presentation on Geary.

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