Tuesday, May 3, 2011

San Francisco Political Events through May 17, 2011

May 3, 2011 - Tuesday

SFMTA - Board Meeting
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items of interest: Ocean Avenue improvements, Treasure Island Redevelopment agreement, various fee increases, traffic calming projects, programs - Central Subway, Church and Duboce and Islais Creek projects
Directors: Tom Nolan, Jerry Lee, Leona Bridges, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Bruce Oka
Source: sf.streetsblog.org - thank you.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/bosagendas/agendas/2011/BAG050311.pdf
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, DavidCampos, Carmen Chu,Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener
Information: sfbos.org

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://www.sfredevelopment.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3041
Commissioners: Rick Swig, Darshan Singh, Rosario M. Anaya, Miguel M. Bustos, Francee Covington, Leroy King, Agnes Briones Ubalde
Information: sfgov.org/sfra
Source: sf.streetsblog.org

 Commonwealth Club - Mayor Ed Lee
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.  Reception
6:00 p.m. Program
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Come hear Mayor Ed Lee.

McLaren Park Collaborative, Fourth Meeting
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Vis Valley, 34 Leland, San Francisco
What: Join other neighbors and park advocates from the three neighborhoods that border McLaren Park (Excelsior, Portola and Visitacion Valley) for the fourth meeting of the McLaren Park Collaborative.
Meeting will focus on continuing the work of the now four committees:  Master Planning, Events and Outreach, Capital Improvements and Infrastructure and Natural Areas.
Information: Linda Litehiser lharte@earthlink.net

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - High Speed Rail System
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
6:45 p.m. Sign in and socialize
7:00 p.m. Meeting
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House,953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston, near Merced), will speak about the development of California's first-ever high-speed rail system - progress and challenges. Local aspects and impacts will be addressed. Question and Answer period.
Campaign for New Priorities Sandra Schwartz returning to answer questions.
Possible quick discussion and vote on the CA DISCLOSE Act, legislation  about to move through the Assembly.
Consideration amending the Bylaws to address PHDC's endorsement process with respect to non-election issues.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC Meeting
When: May 3, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: PAC Meeting

May 4, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Housing Action Coalition 5th Annual Housing Forum
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Forum
Where: PG and E Auditorium, 77 Beal Street, San Francisco
What: SFHAC is holding a public forum entitled "After the Fall: Stimulating New Housing Production"
 Forum panelists:
 Dr. Ted Egan, Chief Economist, San Francisco Controller's Department
 Oz Erickson, Chair, Emerald Fund
 Cynthia Parker, President and CEO, Bridge Housing
 John Rahaim, Director, San Francisco Planning Department
 Doug Shoemaker, Director, Mayor's Office of Housing
 Moderator: Dan Murphy, Principal of UrbanGreen Devco LLC.
 Information: Julia Sullivan Julia@sfhac.org sfhac.org/events

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=38355
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim
Information: sfbos.org

SPUR - Future of Fisherman's Wharf
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear the latest on how the City plans to implement the Fisherman's Wharf design and share your thoughts on how to make Fisherman's Wharf a destination for all San Franciscans.  Neil Hrushowy and David Alumbaugh from the San Francisco Planning Department and Kevin Carroll of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District will speak.
$5. non-members

Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=38354
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim, Scott Wiener, David Chiu
Information: sfbos.org

San Francisco Police Commission
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=3749
From Agenda:
Chief's Report, review of recent activities, status report regarding Patrol Special Officers' Compliance.
Commissioners: Thomas Mazucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, James T. Hammer, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter
Information: sfbos.org

Joanna Rees - Reception/fundraiser
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Kicklabs at RocketSpace, 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco
What:  Bruce Armstrong , Peter Boboff, Abdur Chowdhury, Peter Hirshberg invite you to a reception with their candidate for Mayor, Joanne Rees.
RSVP: Alicia Harmon 968-5554
Information: info@joinjoanna.com joinjoanna.com

Redistricting Special Meeting
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Redistricting Special Meeting.
Agenda: Discussion and possible action interviewing applications for the Redistricting Task Force.
Applications received: Steve Moss, Christopher Elmendorf, Ron Dudum, Bridgette LeBlanc, Richard Milet, Ken Cleveland, David Lee, Mark Schreiber, Keith Baraka, Daniel Scherotter, Edward Helfeld, Owen O'Donnell, Ted Loewenberg, Melissa Tidwelll, Suki Kott, Kathleen (Kat) Anderson, James Tracy, Kevin Malone, Jenny Lam,David Pilpel, Gia Daniller Katz, Sally Grady, Kevin Cheng, Rachel Ebora, Kathleen Coll, Todd Mavis, Lena Carew and Jennifer Friedenbach.
Website includes redistricting applications. http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=2670
Information: sfgov2.org

Fundraiser Reception Honoring Sharmin Bock for San Francisco District Attorney
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Location given at time of RSVP.
What: Fundraising reception honoring Sharmin Bock for San Francisco District Attorney.
Hosts Dr. Amy Bacharach and Matt Skryia.   Light refreshments.
RSVP: amybacharach@aol.com (by May lst)

District 5 Democratic Club - Bay to Breakers
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Martin Marks, 1568 Haight Street, San Francisco
What: Representative from the 2011 Zazzle Bay to Breakers will be on hand to discuss the 100th Anniversary of the race - May 15th.
Information: dbdems.org

Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bayview Police Station Community Room, 201 Williams Street, San Francisco
What: Meeting.

111 for 2011 - Phil Ting
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Phil Ting, candidate for Mayor.
Ticketsactblue.com/page/111for2011 $25. up.  No one will be denied entry due to inability to make a donation.

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Reception for David Onek
When: May 4, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Mission, 1043 Hampshire Street, San Francisco
What: Pre-Cinco de Mayo meet and greet reception for David Onek for his campaign for District Attorney.
Hosted byErick Arguello, Wayne Bautista, Miguel Bustos, Raven Brooks, Alfredo Pedroza, Alex Randolph and Nicole Rivera
Suggested contributon $20.
RSVP  bit.ly/evjxGw

May 5, 2011 - Thursday

Cinco De Mayo

Public Safety Meeting
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=38360
Supervisors: Ross Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos
Information: sfbos.org

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Agenda: http://sfplanning.org/index.aspx?page=2742
Commissioners: Christina R. Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya
Information: sf-planning.org

SPUR - Nurturing change on Central Market Street
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join John Peterson of Public Architecture and Luis Cancel from the San Francisco Arts Commission to learn about their partnership and efforts to revitalize Central Market Street.  Discussion will cover the ARTery Project, Art in Storefronts to HOK's proposal to adaptively reuse JCDecaux kiosks and plans for PG and E's Mission Street Sub-Station facade improvements.
$5. non-members

Rules Committee
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Agenda: http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=38370
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell
Information: sfbos.org

Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2012
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 426 Urbano Drive, San Francisco
What:  The United Educators of San Francisco invites you to a Fundraiser for Tom Ammiano for Assembly 2012.  "Tom has always been there for us; now it's our turn to be there for Tom".
Tom brought us The Living Wage, The Rainy Day Funds, Healthcare for All.
Individual donor: $25.  Friend: $100.
RSVP: mkimura@uesf.org

Coalition on Homelessness Karaoke Contest and Party Fundraiser
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Mink Karaoke Lounge, 1942 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Coalition on Homelessness Karaoke Contest and Party Funraiser.
Prizes for lst, 2nd, 3rd place winners.
Raffle tickets for Ipad -2 will be sold. Winner will be announced at 8 p.m.
Call Lorraine at 415-346-3740 to buy raffle tickets or you can purchase at event.
Donations accepted at door.

First San Francisco Mayoral Candidates' Forum
When: May 5, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: McLaren Conference Centeron  USF's Main Campus, McLaren Conference Center, 2130 Fulton Street,  San Francisco
What: Mayoral Forum.  Candidates will be asked how to restore trust in governmental institutions and social trust in the communities, revitalize local democracy and ensure that San Francisco becomes a "City of Service".
The candidates will be seated together on stage.  They will be answering questions from local high school and college students.
Co-hosted by University of San Francisco's Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, BuildOn.
Moderated by USF Politics Professor Corey Cook.

SMTA - Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project - Supervisor Scott Wiener
When:  May 5, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus, Gazebo Room, 45 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: Community meeting held by SFMTA and Supervisor Scott Wiener to discuss the details of the Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project:
Overview of all work to be accomplished over the two-year period.
Construction schedule
Traffic and parking plans
Muni service adjustments.

May 6, 2011 - Friday

Lawyers for David Chiu Fundraising Party
When: May 6, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 5A5 Steakhouse, 244 Jackson Street, San Francisco
WhatLawyers for David Chiu Fundraising Party.  President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu will be on hand to answer questions.
Tickets are $100. pre-sale, $125 at the  door.  Price includes some drinks and appetizers. 100% of your ticket price counts as a donation to the David Chiu for Mayor 2011 Campaign.

May 7, 2011 - Saturday

San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival 2011
When: May 7, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco
What: Seventh Annual Cincode Mayo Celebration.

Leland Yee - Campaign for Mayor Kick-Off
When: May 7, 2011 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 710 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
WhatLeland Yee's Kick-Off for Mayor.  Rally, train and mobilize to put Leland Yee into City Hall.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  Bring yourself and wear comfortable shoes to hit the streets and spread the word.
RSVP lelandyee.com/events/leland-yee-for-mayor-launch-party-and-rally
Information: lelandyee.com

Democratic Women's Forum and Democratic Women in Action - A Political Potpourri
When: May 7, 2011 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, San Francisco
What: A Political Potpourri.  Enjoy a round-table discussion with experts on:
Collective Bargaining - Robin Brasso - Forum's Investigative Reporter
Women and Small Business - The Hon. Teresa Cox, Trade Advisor to U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Employment Law and Women - speaker TBD
Bullying and Education - Emily Murase, Ph.D, Member, Board of Education
Human Trafficking - Annie Fukushima - ABD/PhD Candidate, Ethnic studies, UC Berkeley
Project 2012 - Betsy Cotton - 2012 Project Development Director
Moderated by Linda Richardson, Event Chair
$25. per person includes lunch and handouts, plus a portion of the proceeds will go to Japan's Earthquake Victims.
Send money and registration:
Make checks payable to DWF and send by mail to:
Sue Bushnell, 301 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Information: Sue Bushnell SYBSUE@aol.com

2nd Annual Ocean Avenue Art Walk 
When: May 7, 2011 - Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Art Walk
Where: Plymouth to Faxon, San Francisco
What:  2nd Annual Ocean Avenue Art Walk and Sidewalk Sale. Support your local businesses and artists.  Food, fun and more!
Sidewalk Sale: Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Plymouth to Ashton, San Francisco
Information: oceanave-oarc.org

Dyke March Fundraiser
When: May 7, 2011 - Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Trigger, 2348 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos and former Supervisor Bevan Dufty to help raise funds for the Dyke March.
Please make any contribution you can.
Information and donationthedykemarch.org/donate

May 8, 2011 - Sunday

Mother's Day

Sunday Streets in the Mission
When: May 8, 2011 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Valencia and 24th Street, San Francisco

May 9, 2011 - Monday

7th Annual Emerge California Fundraiser Reception
When: May 9, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  - VIP Reception
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - General Reception and Networking
6:30 p.m.                     - Keynote Address
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, Town Hall Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: 7th Annual Emerge California Fundraiser Gala: Mobilizing Women for 2012 and Beyond.
Keynote Speaker: Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor
Purchase Tickets:https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/Event.aspx?Y=FrZ0S4jyDpX6MH5V1%2Fz6u07egtWHQF68%2Fh+ScWDsN5zdHyvBeVON3A%3D%3D. 
General Tickets: $100.
Information: Kimberly Elllis kimberly@emergeca.org

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When: May 9, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community  Center, 1800 Market Street,  San Francisco
What: Monthly Meeting.
Information: alicebtoklas.org

May 10, 2011 - Tuesday

Children's Fund 20th Anniversary Celebration
When: May 10, 2011 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Program starts at 5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Landmark SF Children's Fund.
Hosted by Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Mayor Edwin Lee and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families.
Free, family-friendly community celebration.  Children and young people are welcome!
RSVP Chelsea cboilard@colemanadvocates.org

Community Redistricting Workshop
When: May 10, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Meeting Groom, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
WhatAfrican Americans and Redistricting: Securing Political Power
Join African American Redistricting Collaborative, Commissioner Brigette LeBlanc, San Francisco American Chamber of Commerce, African American Democratic Club, Osiris Coalition, Bayview Merchants Association, BWOPA-SF Chapter, NAACP-SF Chapter, Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Project Area Committee (PAC), and Harvey Matthews Bayview Hunters Point Democratic Club

May 11, 2011 - Wednesday

SPUR - Port City
When: May 11, 2011 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Representatives from San Francisco Architectural Heritage will present group's new book "Port City".  Book's author, Michael Corbett, will discuss the history of the port and its role in shaping San Francisco.  Heritage Executive Director Mike Buhler will detail the transformation of the waterfront and the current context of its redevelopment, including what lies ahead with the America's Cup.
$5. for non-members
Information: spur.org

Commonwealth Club - Golden Gate Park Under Siege
When: May 11, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - reception
6:30 p.m. - program
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Golden Gate Park Under Siege.  Panel:
Mike Lyons - Conservation Director and General Counsel for Environmental Matters, Golden Gate Audubon Society
Kathy Howard, ASLA, Ladscape Architect, Member Steering Committee, Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance
Anthea Hartig, President, Western Office National Trust for Historic Preservation
George Wooding, President, West of Twin Peaks Central Council
Jim Chappell, Executive Director: San Francisco Beautiful
Costs: $20.
Information and Reservations:  commonwealthclub.org

May 12, 2011 - Thursday

SFWPC -  Meet Joanna Rees, Leland Yee and George Gascon
When: May 12, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Noble Bar, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Join SFWPC  as they meet two mayoral candidates and a candidate for district attorney:
Joanna Rees, candidate for mayor
Leland Yee, candidate for mayor
George Gason, candidate for district attorney
Information:  info@sfwpc.org sfwpc.org

Walter Johnson's Lifetime UFCW Membership Induction and Celebration
When: May 12, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Laborers Hall, Local 261, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Ron Lind, President UFCW Local5 and UFCW International Vice-President invites you to join us at Walter Johnson's Lifetime UFCW Membership Induction and Celebration.
Guest speakers to be announced.  Refreshments to be served.
RSVP by May 10th - Joanne Los Banos - email: jlosbanos@ufcw5.org

May 13, 2011 - Friday

State of Emergency 
When: May 13, 2011 - Friday
4:00 p.m. music and entertainment
5:00 p.m. rally and speakers
Where: San Francisco Civic Plaza, San Francisco
What: Join teachers, health educators, public employees and community leaders as they challenge Sacramento develop a real plan to solve the budget problems.
Information: amber@sflaborcouncil.org

Filipina Women's Network Presents - The Vagina Monologues
When: May 13, 2011 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Filipina Women's Network 2011 Campaign event to Stop Violence Against Asian Pacific American Women and Girls.  Benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues honoring Asian American Heritage Month.
$38. general admission
Information: filipinawomensnetwork.org

May 14, 2011 -  Saturday

7th Annual Richmond Community Health Festival
When: May 14, 2011 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, SanFrarncisco
What: State Senator Leland Yee and Supervisor Eric Mar along  with Kaiser Permanente, Compassionate Community Care, Self Help for the Elderly, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. are sponsoring 7th Annual Richmond Community Health Festival.   Free.
Information: Alex Doniach 415-557-7857

George Gascon Campaign Kick-Off Rally
When: May 14, 2011 - Saturday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, San Francisco
What: District Attorney George Gascon's Campaign Kick-Off Rally with Supervisor Scott  Wiener, Supervisor Elsbernd.

May 15, 2011 - Sunday

Bay to Breakers 2011 - 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 17, 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Gray Panthers -  The UN-Patriot Act
When: May 17, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin, San Francisco
What: The UN-Patriot Act: Civil Liberties Under Attack
Information: graypanthersssf.igc.org

Better Market Street Project
When: May 17, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Warfield, 982 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Public Meeting about the future of Market Street and the Better Market Street Project.
Information: bettermarketssf.org

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