Monday, February 3, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - February 2014

Holly Park
Note :  I usually post two weeks of events - I am only doing one week today - I will add the second week tomorrow.  Send me additional items by 10:00 a.m. - Tuesday  February 4th -

February 3, 2014 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: February 3, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

San Francisco Youth Commission
When: February 3, 2014 - Monday
5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Nicholas Persky, Michelle King, Joshua Cardenas, DeAsia Landrum, Angel Van Stark, Jina Bae, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, Monica Flores, Ramon Gomez, Michel Li, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Luisa Siciros, Denesia Webb, Eric Wu, Joyce Wu, Ariel Yu

Piers 30-32 Citizens Advisory Committee
When: February 3, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
What:  Presentation of Updated Golden State Warriors project schedule and presentation of Project approvals process and documents. (subject to change)

SFMTA, Scott Wiener, College Hill Neighborhood Association and Glen Park Association - Community Meeting
When: February 3, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Glen Park School Auditorium, 151 Lippard Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community meeting to discuss proposed safety improvements for San Jose Avenue between Monterey Blvd., and Randall Street.

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

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
Where: SFMTA Presidio Classrooms 2640 Geary Blvd., Training Rooms C,D and E
What: Special Meeting
Board of Directors: Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Board of Supervisors
When: February 4, 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

Entertainment Commission
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: Bryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Al Perez, Barbara Campagnoli, Naomi Akers, Steven Lee

San Francisco Young Democrats - Alvarez for Mayor
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Office of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee, 645 Harrison Street, #200, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Young Democrats are coming out strong for David Alvarez, the Democratic candidate for mayor in San Diego.  Help make calls to San Diego voters and make sure a staunch Democrat gets elected to this mayoral office.  Pizza and beer (for 21+ Dems).  Scripts and background info will be provided, please bring a cell phone and laptop if you can.

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.
A presentation and Q&A about proposed water rate hikes by the SF Public Utilities Commission's Yolanda Manzone, Environmental Justice and Land Use Analyst, and Jamie Querubin, SFPUC Financial Analyst, will be followed by a conversation about the drought, its implications and, yes, opportunities, with Jennifer Clary, Water Policy and Legislative Analyst for Clean Water Action, the SFPUC, and you.  
Club business will include election of the 2014 Executive Committee of the Potrero Hill Democratic Club.

February 5, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: February 5, 2014 - Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

San Francisco Historic Preservation  Commission
When: February 5, 2014 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Architectural Review Committee
Commissioners: Aaron Hyland, Jonathan Pearlman, Andrew Wolfram, Karl Hasz

San Francisco Historic Preservation  Commission
When: February 5, 2014 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What:  Regular Meeting
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: February 5, 2014 - Wednesday
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 Fisher, Bruce Oka

Putting Movement Back in the Labor Movement: A San Francisco Book Event and Fundraiser
When: February 5, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: CCSF, Room 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Putting Movement Back in the Labor Movement.  What can we learn from the Chicago teachers strike and struggles to save CCSF?
Find out at a union-building discussion, fundraiser, and book launch sponsored by Labor Notes and Bay Area community activists.
Speakers include:
Kristine Mayle - Financial Secretary, Chicago Teachers Union (via Skype)
Juanantonio Molina
Speakers from the battle to keep City College of SF open and reports from other Bay Area labor struggles.
Celebrate the publication of two new books:
Labor Notes "How to Jump Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers" and
Steve Early's "Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress".
All proceeds will help young Bay Area labor activists attend national Labor Notes Conference in Chicago - April 4-6.
Sponsors: Labor Notes and Monthly Review, AFT 2121 CCSF Faculty Union, North Bay Labor Council, Public Employees Local 1, Jobs with Justice SF, Oakland Education Association, UPTE-CWA University Prof. & Tech, NUHW-CNA Nat. Union of  Healthcare, UAW2865 (Berkeley)
Academic Student, UE (Western Div) United Electrical, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition

FDR Democratic Club - Geary BRT Project
When: February 5, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: FDR Democratic Club - Monthly meeting joined by the Geary BRT Project Manager to discuss the project and the impacts on seniors and people with disabilities.  

February 6, 2014 - Thursday

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday 
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

Planning Commission
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Richard Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

Jobs with Justice San Francisco - Birthday Party for the Minimum Wage: 10 years of grassroots power leading the way
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Building Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco 
What: In February 2004 the SF Minimum Wage Ordinance went into effect.  Come celebrate this milestone and the grassroots movements who continue to organize for justice.
Co-Sponsored by: Progressive Workers Alliance, the SF Labor Council, Jobs with Justice, ACCE, Advancing Justice: Asian Law Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (SF Chapter),  Causa Justa:Just Cause,   Chinese Progressive Association, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Day Laborer Program and Womens Collective, Filipino Community Center, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights), SF Living Wage Coalition, UNITE HERE Local 2, Young Workers United

SFMTA - Community meeting - Sunset Tunnel
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library, Community Room, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What: SFMTA Sunset Tunnel.  Over 15 weekends between March 2014 and February 2015, the SFMTA is going to replace track and other infrastructure inside the Sunset Tunnel and make traffic signal upgrades at nine intersections along the N Line to improve its safety and reliability.  Learn about the project, the planned substitute bus service and ask questions.

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 7, 2014 - Friday

2014 Black History Month Kickoff: Civil Rights In America
When: February 7 , 2014 - Friday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, The Rotunda, San Francisco
What: 2014 Black History Month Kickoff: Civil Rights in America.  Join Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, Supervisor London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen, City Administrator Naomi Kelly.

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 CommitteeMike 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! 
WhenFebruary 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

February 10, 2014  - Monday

Alice B. Toklas Lesbian LGBT Democratic Club - Monthly meeting
When: February 10, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association - Public Meeting
When: February 10, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CPMC/Davies Hospital/Gazebo Room (outside, ground-level entrance from the plaza between North and South Towers,  45 Castro Street, San Francisco
What: Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association  Public meeting. 
Agenda includes:
update from Supervisor Wiener's office
In-law housing forum regarding currently proposed legislation with a panel discussion including Supervisor Wiener, Supervisor Chiu and affordable housing activist Calvin Welch.

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