Monday, July 9, 2012

San Francisco Political Events through July 22


Golden Gate Park
Revision #1 - location of City College meeting on July 10th, Tuesday has been changed to Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
Revision #2 - Black Young Democrats of San Francisco have postponed their meeting from this Thursday July 12th  to July 17th.
Revision #3 - Final Petition Push Rally - 8 Washington Referendum! July 14th
Revision #4 - Matt Haney - Schools Kick-Off - July 14th
Revision #5 - Signature gathering Amy Bacharach - Community College July 14
                         SF Bicycle Coalition - Bicycling seniors - July 14
                         Kezar Gardens Picnic - July 15
                         Gentrification in San Francisco - July 16
                  

July  9, 2012 -  Monday


City Operations and Neighborhood Services
When:  July 9, 2012 - Monday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Sean Elsbernd, Carmen Chu, Christina Olague
Information: sfbos.org


Land Use and Economic Development
When:  July 9, 2012 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener
Information: sfbos.org

Emergency Town Hall Meeting - City College
When: July 9, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT, 1800 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Rainbow Room,  San Francisco
What: Emergency Town Hall meeting to talk about the future of City College of San Francisco sponsored  by  AFT  2121 and SEIU 1021.


July 10, 2012 - Tuesday


San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Christina Olague, Scott Wiener
Information: sfbos.org

Port Commission
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
3:15 Open Session
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners: Doreen Woo Ho, Kimberly Brandon, Leslie Katz, Ann Lazarus
Information: sf-port.org


City College of San Francisco Trustees - Accreditation Status
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
 4:30 p.m.  (per agenda)
Where:  Change of Vendue: Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco (previously listed as City College Mission Campus)
What: Public meeting to discuss the accreditation status and what the City College can do to improve. Interim Chancellor Pamila Fisher will  present  an overview of the decision and recommendations from Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.  She will describe preliminary plans and next steps to address the recommendations
Presentation "Role of Board of Trustees in Accreditation".  This presentation will describe the appropriate role of the Board of Trustees in the accreditation process. It will not include a discussion of CCSF's current accreditation status.
Presenters:
Dr. Barbara Beno, President for Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Bill McGinnis, Trustee Butte-Glenn Community College District
Board of Trustees: John Rizzo, Anita Grier, Natalie Berg, Chris Jackson, Milton Marks, Steve Ngo, Lawrence Wong
Source:  Agenda fro City College of San Francisco
Information: 415-239-3000


Alliance for a Better District 6
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Discuss current concerns of District 6: Agenda includes:
Sam Cable Car Lounge, - On-sale liquor license
Bevan Dufty, Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement
Safety Reports
Legislative Reports
Light refreshments and door prizes
Information: 415-820-1560


Hunters Point Shipyard Development - Parcel E2
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. light dinner
6:30 p.m. Meeting
Where: Bayview Opera House, 3rd and Oakdale, San Francisco
What: The Navy and Regulators have released their Draft Decision for the shipyard landfill on Parcel E2.  Some residents of Bayview Hunters Point and District 10 are skeptical about the capping plan and want the landfill removed.  Arc Ecology has proposed, and the EPA and the Navy have agreed to allow, Arc Ecology to coordinate a completely independent peer review of the plan for Parcel E2.  Goal of the July 10th meeting is to introduce the review project and the consultants, and to hear the extended community's opinions about what should be done.
Information: arcecology.org
Source: Potrero Hill Democratic Club


Entertainment Commission
When: July 10, 2012 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: John Newlin, Audrey Joseph, Glendon Hyde, Steven Lee, Al Perez, Bryant Tang
Information: sfgov2.org



July 11, 2012 - Wednesday


Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim
Information: sfbos.org

Rules Committee
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Mark Farrell, David Campos
Information: sfbos.org

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
4:35 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 406, San Francisco
Task Force: Todd David, Richard Knee, Chris Hyland, Kitt Grant, Louise Fischer, Suzanne Manneh, Allyson Washburn, David Pilpel, David Sims
Information: sfbos.org

Police Commission
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus
Information: sanfranciscopolice.org


Beverly Popek for SFUSD School Board Community Dinner
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Beverly Popek, candidate for San Francisco School District this November.
$50.-$75. per individual
RSVP Helen Lei helenhlei@gmail.com
InformationBeverlyPopek.com

Bay Guardian Presents "Bay Area Feminism Today"
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City College, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Bay Guardian is hosting a panel to discuss where we stand on 
Women's issues in the Bay Area.
Panelists include:
Stephany Ashley - Programs Director of the St. James Infirmary.
Celeste Chan - Co-Director of Queer Rebel Productions and a Board Member of Community United Against Violence.
EDAJ - versatile artist whose career as a choreographer, producer, emcee and DJ  beginning 1991.
Juana Flores - Co-Director of Mujeres Unidas y Activas.
Alix Rosenthal - member of San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the California Music and Culture Association.
Laura Thomas - San Francisco Deputy State Director for the Drug Police Alliance.
Mia Tu Mutch - Youth advocate anad has been working at the LGBTQ Community Center as a Youth Specialist.
ModeratorCaitlin Donohue - Culture Editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Free. 


Which Side Are you On? Harry Hay and Labor Organizing
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SF Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Panel Discussion with Chris Carlsson, Bettina Aptheker and others, moderated by Joey Cain.  Gay labor activist Harry Hay helped lay the foundation for the modern  lesbian and gay rights movement.
Information laborfest.net/2012


District 5 Democratic Club - District 5 Candidates for Supervisor
When: July 11, 2012 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cafe Oasis, 901 Divisadero, San Francisco
What: Hear directly from a few of the District 5 candidates for supervisors:
Julian Davis
Andrew "Ellard" Resignato
Hope Johnson
Candidates that have already spoken: Christina Olague, Thea Selby, London Breed, John Rizzo
Information: d5demclub@gmail.com


July 12, 2012 - Thursday


Public Safety Committee
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: John Avalos, Christina Olague, Eric Mar
Information: sfbos.org

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim
Information: sfbos.org

(meeting postponed)Black Young Democrats of San Francisco
(meeting postponed)When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
12:00 p.m.
(meeting postponed)Where: The steps of City Hall at Civic Center, San Francisco
What: Join the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco and supporters in a rally against Mayor Ed Lee's proposed "stop-and-frisk" policy for San Francisco.  Signatures are being collected for a petition to be presented to the Mayor.


Planning Commission
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
Noon
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Ron Miguel, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya 
Information: sfplanning.org 

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Sean Elsbernd, David Chiu
Information: sfbos.org

David Lee
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Royal Ground Coffee, 3101 Geary Blvd., San Francisco
What: Meet and Greet with David Lee, candidate for supervisor - District 1.
Information: davidlee2012.com

Kick-Off Event - Shamann Walton
When: July 12, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Double Play Bar and Grill, 2401 16th Street, San Francisco
What: "Kick-Off" event for Shamann Walton, candidate for Board of Education.
RSVP vote4shamann@gmail.com
Donation: shamannwalton4sfboardofeducation.com

July 13, 2012 - Friday


David Lee
When: July 13, 2012 -  Friday 
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Java Source, 343 Clement Street, San Francisco 
What: Meet and Greet with David Lee, candidate for supervisor - District 1.
Informationdavidlee2012.com

2012 Excelsior Arts Walk
When: July 13, 2012 - Friday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Street from Persia to Russia, San Francisco
What: 2012 Excelsior Arts Walk.  Meet your neighbors.  Listen to music and view and make art with the Community
Sponsored by Supervisor John Avalos, Out of Site Youth Arts and Education Program and the  Excelsior Action Group.
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July 14, 2012 - Saturday


Signature Gathering for Amy Bacharach for Community College
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Starbucks in Safeway Shopping Center, 2018 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join friends in backing Amy Bacharach for SF Community College Board and gathering signatures.  
Information: amybacharach.com


Final Petition Push Rally - 8 Washington Referendum
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: 15 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: Final push to get the 8 Washington referendum on the ballot. All signatures are due to 15 Columbus by Wednesday, July 18th.
Information: nowallonthewaterfront.com 415-894-7008

District 11 Council Meeting - Monthly Meeting
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room, Sgt. John V. Young Lane/San Jose Avenue, San Francisco


San Francisco Bicycle Coalition - Bicycling Seniors
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 6101 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: Tips and a class for bicycling seniors. 
Information: sfbike.org/edu-intro


Matt Haney - Signatures for Schools Kick-Off
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
Noon
Where: Patricia Green Park Hayes Valley, Octavis Blvd. and Fell, San Francisco
What:  Join Matt Haney, candidate for School Board and fellow supporters as they kick off their signature drive.  !,000 valid signatures are need to get Matt's name on the ballot.
RSVP and Information: haneyforschoolboard.com

Re-opening of Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
Noon
Where: 1199 Mason Street and Washington, San Francisco
What: Ribbon cutting and ceremony with Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisor David Chiu, San Francisco Recreation and Park .  Activities for kids, light refreshments.
Information: sfrecpark.org

Gray Panthers - Benefit Sing Out
When: July 14, 2012 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dorothy Day Community Center, 54 McAllister Street, San Francisco
What: Black Panthers Benefit Sing out: This Land Was Made for You and Me.  Celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday.  Join Hali Hammer, Bonnie Lockhart, Rocking' Solidarity Labor Chorus and Occupella.
Donation: $15. or $30 included Gray Panthers membership.

July 15, 2012 - Sunday

Florida Street Festival and Block Party
When: July 15, 2012 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Florida Street (between 20th Street and 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Mutiny Radio Collective is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of their latest venture by partnership with The Box Factory,  Asiento, and the people of Florida Street to bring you The Florida Street Festival and Block Party.
Entertainment, art. Refreshments.  Chicken Races, roller skating, hula hooping, a piƱata and a special area just for kids. Event is open to everybody.
Information: pcrcollective.org

Kezar Gardens Picnic
When: July 15, 2012 - Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Kezar Gardens, Frederick and Arguello, San Francisco
What: Picnic honoring there 100 Community Gardeners and Hosting informal meetings with D5 Supervisor Candidates.  Ten Invited: Confirmed: John Rizzo, Andrew Resignato.  Light refreshments.  Activities for children.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC) and Garden for the Environment.
Information: Tes Welborn tesw@aol.com


July 16, 2012 - Monday


Gentrification in San Francisco
When: July 16, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, Suite 7, San Francisco
What: Join Occupy SF Housing for a forum on Gentrification in San Francisco.
Information: occupysf.org

Better Market Street Workshop
When: July 16, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Municipal Transportation Agency, One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Help create a new vision for Market Street.  Revitalize Marke Street to be a world-class, vibrant public space from Octavia Blvd. to the Embarcadero.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - "Retail Blight"
When: July 16, 2012 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Focus on "Retail Blight" in the Polk Street area.  Supervisor David Chiu and a representative of the Mayor's Office will discuss creative new approaches to keep the Polk Street retail strong, vibrant and Neighborhood serving.  You will also hear from several local merchants.
Information: frank@middlepolk.org

July 17, 2012 - Tuesday


SPUR - New Rental Housing for San Francisco
When: July 17, 2012 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Come hear from Meg Spriggs of Avalon Bay, Eric Tao of AGI Capital and Amir Massih with Archstone Trust as they explore the future of rental housing.  Moderated by Tim Colen of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.  Presented by the San Francisco Housing Coalition and AIA San Francisco.
$10 - non-members
Information: spur.org

Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting
When: July 17, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Glen Park Recreation Center, 70 Elk Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda includes
Recreation and Park Department update on Glen Park Recreation Center Improvement Plans.
Proposed Glen Park Association Resolution of Support for the 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Ballot Measure.
Planning Department update on traffic plans at Bosworth and Diamond.
Jeremy Anderson - How to research your house in Glen Park: Use the 1940 Census, historic Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, and old street grade in Department of Public Works Key Maps.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When: July 17, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Will be voting on a By-Laws Proposal to update the endorsement process and memorializing Jerry Windley. 
Information: milkclub.org


July 18, 2012 - Wednesday


  2nd Lake Merced Community Meeting
When: July 18, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Harding Golf Course, 99 Harding Road, San Francisco
What: Second Community Planning Meeting to discuss the activation of the Lake Merced Boathouse.  
Information: sfrecpark.org

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Membership Meeting
When: July 18, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Double Play Restaurant, 16th Street and Bryant Street, San Francisco
Information: sflatinodemclub.com


Upper Noe Neighbors - Herb K. Schultz
When: July 18, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philip's Church, 726 Diamond Street, San  Francisco
What: Upper Noe Neighbors and co-sponsored by the Friends of Noe Valley featuring the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Herb K. Schultz.  Will make a presentation on the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Information: Vicki Rosen vickimrosen@gmail.com


July 19, 2012 - Thursday


SPUR - The Foreclosure Crisis: Looking at the Bayview
When: July 19, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Evening forum hosted by Bevan Dufty, director of HOPE, and Jeff Buckley, senior advisor to Mayor Lee, where they will explore how the foreclosure crisis is impacting the neighborhood and the community's response to the nationwide problem.
$10. non-members
Information: spur.org

July 20, 2012 - Friday


San Francisco Living Wage Coalition's Second Annual Awards Dinner
When: July 20, 2012 - Friday
6:30 p.m. - Welcome and musical performances
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program
9:00 p.m. - Dancing
Where: SEIU Local 1021, entrance on Kansas Street between 16th and 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Second Annual Awards Dinner.San Francisco Living Wage will be honoring Howard Wallace as Labor Man of the year and Giuliana Milanese as Labor Woman of the year.   Cultural and musical performances.
Tickets $35. 
Information: sflivingwage@riseup.net

July 21, 2012 - Saturday



Better Market Street Workshop
When:  July 21, 2012  -  Saturday
 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Municipal Transportation Agency, One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Help create a new vision for Market Street.  Revitalize Marke Street to be a world-class, vibrant public space from Octavia Blvd. to the Embarcadero.

Mike Garcia - Candidate for Supervisor in District 7 - Campaign Kick-Off
When: July 21, 2012 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: Rolph Nicol Park, on Eucalyptus Drive between 24th Avenue and 25th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Campaign Kick-Off for Mike Garcia. Food and light refreshments.
RSVP: Jess Montejano jess@MikeGarcia2012.com

Noe Valley House Party for Beverly Popek
When: July 21, 2012 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Address provided upon RSVP
What: Noe Valley House Party/Fundraiser  for Beverly Popek - Candidate for  School Board -   hosted by Joelene Maher and Wendy Dwyer.
RSVP votepopek@gmail.com

July 22, 2012 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Bayview/Dogpatch/Bayview Music Festival
When: July 22, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Bayview/Dogpatch, San Francisco
Information: sundaystreetssf.com


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