Monday, January 27, 2014

San Francisco Political Events


January 27, 2014 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: January 27, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

Mobilize!  Fair Chance Ordinance Public Comments at Land Use Committee
When: January 27, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Public comment on San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.  Would expand "Ban The Box" to private businesses and affordable housing, if passed, all employers in San Francisco would be probated from discrimination based on conviction history on initial job applications.

Ethics Commission
When: January 27, 2014 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne

Presidio Exchange - Public Board Meeting
When: January 27, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Presidio, 385 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
What: Presidio  Exchange.  Hear the revised proposals for the three finalists vying to build a cultural institution on Crissy Field.   Finalists:
Bridge/Sustainability Institute (WRNS Studio/Chora Group)
Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (George Lucas)
Presidio Exchange (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy)

January 28, 2014 - Tuesday

San Francisco Labor Council - Defend public postal services
When: January 28, 2014 - Tuesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 1700 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: We have a right to full-service, public Post Offices that are accountable to the People.  Postal services should be provided by uniformed USPS employees, trained to safeguard the mail.  We demand that USPS assign postal employees to perform the postal work at Staples stores.  Until USPS employees staff postal operation in Staples stores we call upon citizens to let Staples know that you will take your business elsewhere.
Information: Rich Shelley 443-980-5586

SPUR - Economic Strategies for Japantown's Cultural Preservation
When: January 28, 2014 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Economic Strategies for Japantown's Cultural Preservation. 
Bob Hamaguchi/Japantown Organizing Committee
Karen Kai -  Japantown Organizing Committee
Diana Ponce de Leon - Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Shelley Caltagirone - San Francisco Planning Department
Steve Werthelm - San Francisco Planning Department
$10. non-members

Board of Supervisors
When: January 28, 2014 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

 San Francisco School Board
When: January 28, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Board of Education: Sandra Lee Fewer, Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

Gilman Playground Renovation Community Meeting
When: January 28, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gilman Clubhouse, One Bill Walsh Way, San Francisco
What: Gilman Playground Renovation Community Meeting to plan for the renovation of the Gilman Playground children's play area.  Everyone is invited to attend.

January 29, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: January 29, 2014 - Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting
When: January 29, 2014 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Si Se Puede Plaza, 3047 Mission Street (NE corner of Mission and Capp Streets) San Francisco
What: Ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of sewer and  streets cape improvement along Cesar Chavez Street from Hampshire Stree to Guerrero Street.  

January 30, 2014 - Thursday

Congresswoman Jackie Speier - Public Form on the proposed GGNRA Dog Management Plan
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Stern Grove (Trocadero) Clubhouse, 2750 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Congresswoman Jackie Speier will convene a public form with the  National  Park Service and community  stakeholders regarding  proposed GGNRA Dog Management Plan

California Statewide Hearing on Voting: State of the Vote in California
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Louis B. Mayer Room, UC Hastings College of the Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco
What: The National Commission on Voting Rights is hosting hearings about the current landscape of elections. There will be three formal panels of witnesses representing voting rights organizations, community leaders, election officials.
RSVP and tickets:

City and School District Select Committee
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Members: Jane Kim, John Avalos, Mark Farrell, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Jill Wynns

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Task Force: Richard Knee, Kitt Grant, Allyson Washburn, David Pilpel, David Sims, Todd David Chris Hyland, Louise Fischer, Bruce Oka

San Francisco Housing Authority
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Authority: Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Leroy Lindo, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

Balboa Park Station Circulation Study Community Meeting
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue, Multi-Use Building (MUB) 140, San Francisco
What: Community meeting to learn about improvement concepts and benefits of the Balboa Park Station Circulation Study.  Goals:
Reduce multimodal conflicts near I-280 freeway ramps
Support efficient and reliable bus and light rail operations.
Enhance safety, accessibility, and convenience for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
Minimize impacts to traffic going to/coming from I-280.

Japantown/Fillmore Community Meeting
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural and Community (? missing information), 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What:  Come to a community meeting for an update on the Geary BRT project.  View the staff-recommended design.  Help shape Geary's future. 
Information: posted by Go Geary - Facebook

Irving Street Streetscape Changes Presentation and Open House
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Irving Streets Streetscape changes presentation and open house for Irving Street between Arguello and 9th Avenue.  

Richmond District Democratic Club - Winter Social
When: January 30, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Steins, 731 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Start the Year with RDDC!  Join Richmond District Democratic Club for their Winter Social and start the new year mingling with other neighborhood activists and learning what the District's sole Democratic Club is about!  

January 31, 2014 - Friday

Alliance for a Better District 6 15th Annual Membership Meeting
When: January 31, 2014 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street Family Apartments, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 15th Annual membership Meeting.
222 Hyde Type 42 liquor license doing business as The Basement
508 4th Street Place of entertainment Permit doing business as The Drake
186 2nd Street Type 21 and 41 License doing business as SoMa Restaurant Group, Inc.
950 Market Street Center update
Alliance for a Better District 6 Board of directors: Dean Clark, Dennis Isner, Susan Bryan, Dean Clark, Marvis Phillips, Michael Nulty
Information: 415-820-1560

February 3, 2014 - Monday

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety
When: February 3, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What: Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety meeting. 
How to Prevent Property Crimes.  
Information: Bob Barnwell -

February 4, 2014 - Tuesday

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 416 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: The San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee will meet.
Committee: Zack Marks, John Alex Lowell, Howard Strassner, Kevin Clark, Thomas Rogers, Robin Brasso, R. Gary McCoy, Chris Coghlan, Howard Bloomberg, Christina Tang, Becky Hogue, Anyan Cheng, Devin Silvernail, Sonja Kos, Alex Reese, Pi Ra, Morgan Fitzgibbons, Jon Winston

Bernal Heights Democratic Club - "What's Up with the High Cost of Housing?"
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue
What: Bernal Heights Democratic Club - What's Up with High Cost of Housing? Foreclosures-evictions-soaring rents.  
What are our election representatives doing about the housing affordability crisis?
Have housing advocates made an impact on the crisis?
Hear from our neighbors in Bernal who are fighting to keep their homes.
David Campos - District 9 Supervisors
Edwin Lindo - Bernal resident fighting eviction
Dean Preston, Tenants Together
Fred Sherburn-Zimmer, San Francisco Housing Rights Committee

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Water in a Time of Drought
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What:  Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Water in a time of drought.
Presentation and Q&A about upcoming water rate hikes by Suzanne Gautier of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission followed by a conversation about the drought, its implications and opportunities with Jennifer Clary of Clean Water Action.
Election of 2014 Executive Committee

February 6, 2014 - Thursday

San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association  - 61st Anniversary 
When: February 6, 2014 -  Thursday
6:00 p.m. no-host bar and silent auction
7:00 p.m. dinner 
Where: Concordia-Argonaut Club, 1142 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association -  61st Anniversary Gala and Awards Dinner "Reaching Out to the Community".
Speakers: Ed Lee, Mark Leno, Phil Ting, Jose Cisneros, Mark Farrell, Joanne M. Hayes-White, Gregory Suhr, Joaquin Torres
Merchants Awards:
La Shon Walker - President - Bayview Merchants Association
Kate Sofis - Executive Director, SFMade
Walter Jebbe Award to Robett Roddick - President, Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association
Community Awards to Janet Reilly, Scott Hauge, Eliza Gibson - Clinic by the Bay
Humanitarian Awards presented by Pollice Chief Greg Suhr to Matt Lobre, Ray Padmore, SFPD Reserve Union, Captain David Lazar
Mindy Talmadge, SFFD Reserve, Commander Phil Buckley presented by Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White
Entertainment: The Rat Pack -  Celebrity  Tribute to Frank, Dean, Sammy and Joe
RSVP by February 1, 2014 $125.

February 8, 2014 - Saturday

Rally on Olympics Opening Day 
When: February 8, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: UN Plaza, 7th and Market Street, San Francisco
What: Rally on Olympics Opening Day to protest repression against LGBTQ Community and others in Russia.  Rally demanding queer and civil rights in Russia and in solidarity with targets of escalating fascism on the opening day of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Sponsored by Ad Hoc February 8 Committee

Brunch with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
When: February 8, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Redford San Francisco, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Brunch with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to support his re-election campaign.  Interactive brunch will host leaders from technology, philanthropy and government.
Host Committee: Mike Kim, Scott Roberts, Schuyler Hudak, Austin Davis, Phillip Zackler, Christina Gagnier, Obai Rambo, Christina Resasco, Danie Lamas, Michael Soncuya Nick Gilbert, Keesa Ocampo
Tickets: -Young Democrat/Student $50. Young Professional $100, $500. $1,000

Citywide Tenant Convention
When: February 8, 2014 - Saturday
Lunch - Noon
Convention - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Elementary School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco (please note location has changed)
What: Citywide Tenant Convention.  Help build tenant power in San Francisco.  
Sponsors include San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, San Francisco Tenants Union, Chinatown Community Development Center, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, Asian Advancing Justice, Eviction Defense Collaborative, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Affordable Housing Alliance, AIDS Housing Alliance, Council of Community Housing  Organizations,  Tenants Together

Chinese Newcomers Service Center - Gung Hay Fat Choy! 
When: February 8, 2014 - Saturday
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Jane Morrison's, 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Chinese Newcomers Service Center - Good luck Dinner and fundraiser celebrating Chinese New Year - the Year of the Horse.
Talented Chefs: Leland Yee, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Phil Ting, Betty Yee, Fiona Ma, David Campos, Eric Mar, Scott Wiener, David Chiu, Aaron Peskin, Katy Tang, Jose Cisneros, Jane Kim, Dennis Herrera, Ernest Chung, Carmen Chu, Ben Fong-Torres, Ross Mirkarimi, Samson Wong, Albert and Connie Tam, Richard Ow, Jane Bernard-Powers, Hene Kelly, Ryszard Koprowski, Julia Long, Ben and Ruby Tom, Ted Fang, Dan Billings, Camilla Schneider, Eliza Chan, Alvin Louise, Stephanie Jee, Brian Soo, Robin Brasso, Lawrence Ling, Paul Page, Amy Cheng, Thelma Bridges, Ann Kirk, Chuck Chan, Pam Brennan, Ed Sykes, Robyn Lee, Lily Chan, Denise Wear, Steve Lewey, Rita Mah, Mulie Soo, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang.  Chief Chef:  Esther Marks
Donor's  Choice $20. 430. $8, $58, $78, $88. $108, $258.
RSVP: Jane 415-564-1482

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