Tuesday, February 4, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - Part 2


As promised - here is my second week of events added to my normal two week posting (busy!)

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
SupervisorsDavid Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee
Information: sfbos.org

Entertainment Commission
When: February 4, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
CommissionersBryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Al Perez, Barbara Campagnoli, Naomi Akers, Steven Lee
Information: sfgov2.org

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.
Information:  sfyd.org  alvarezformayor.com

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'sYolanda 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.
Information: PHDemClub.org

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
Information: sfbos.org

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:  (amended) FDR Democratic Club - Special Guest: Chester Fung, Geary Bush Rapid Transit Project Manager, to discuss plan for Geary BRT and provide a status update for the project. Discussion on the impacts and benefits of BRT for seniors and people with disabilities.
Information: jonathan@lyens.com

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
Information: sf-planning.org

Rules Committee
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
SupervisorsNorman 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.
Information: sfmta.com/sunsetunnel

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.
online: sfcdma.com

David Chiu for Assembly - Fundraiser - State Assembly
When: February 6, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. 
Where: Tonic, 2360 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for David Chiu for Assembly.  Suggested donation $20. 
Source: facebook - Kojo Minta and Duncan Ley

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.

IBU-ILWU Film Event/Forum:  The New Tech Boom and Bay Area Displacement
When: February 7, 2014 - Friday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Artist Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Inlandboatmen's Union-ILWU for a film screening of "Boom The Sound of Eviction".  Learn about the late 90's tech boom and how it relates to today's wave of eviction  and displacement of working class communities.  After the film, hear from community members, tenants, homeowners and union members who are fighting back against eviction, foreclosure and displacement.
Tickets: $7.00 (Half will be donated to ATA for the space and half will be donated to organizations fighting displacement in the Bay Area)
Information: sflaborcouncil.org
Source: San Francisco Labour Council (thank you!)

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
Information: maketheworldbetterSF@gmail.com

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: actblue.com/contribute/page/newsombrunch -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 includingSupervisor Wiener, Supervisor Chiu and affordable housing activist Calvin Welch.
Information: dtna.org

February 11, 2014 - Tuesday

Alliance for a Better District 6 Community Meeting
When: February 11, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Alliance for a Better District 6 Community Meeting.
101 Hyde Street Housing Development Update
950 Market Street update
365 11th Street Type 42 Liquor license doing business as Buzzworks
Lower Polk Community Benefits District creation and next steps
Refreshments and door prizes
Host: Alliance for a Better Distrct 6 Board of Directors, Dean Clark, Dennis Isner, Suan Bryan, Marvis Phillips, Michael Nulty
Information: abd6.com

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Qualifying PAC Meeting for March endorsement vote.
When: February 11, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Qualifying PAC Meeting for March endorsement vote.
Information: milkclub.org

February 12, 2014 - Wednesday

10th Anniversary of the Winter of Love
When: February 12, 2014 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco
What: 10th Anniversary of the Winter of Love.  With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.  Celebrate 10 years since the historic day when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom took a courageous stand against marriage discrimination in San Francisco and married thousands of same-sex couples in San Francisco's City Hall.  Now, 10 years later, loving same-sex couples can legally marry in San Francisco and throughout California.  It's time to celebrate with family and friends. Light refreshment will be served.
Source:  Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services

POWER - Love for Justice - Alicia Garza
When: February 12, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Reception with food and drink
7:30 p.m. Program
8:30 p.m. - Dessert, drinks and Dancing.  Music by DJ Trinity, Tasty bites by El Pipilas, sinful desserts from Mission Minis, Ghirardelli Chocolates.
Where:  SF Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  POWER - Love for Justice celebration for Alicia Garza. Alicia has spent the last decade on the front lines of grassroots organizing in San Francisco.  Send her off to the National Domestic Workers Alliance in style.  Wine, dine, dance. 
Host Committee: Alex T. Tom, Angelique Gonzales, David Camos, Dawn Phillips, Gabriel Haaland, James Tracy, John Avalos, Raquel Redondiez, Lateefah Simon, Luke Newton, Makani Themba, Malachi Garza, Malkia Cyril, Maria Poblet, Marisa Franco, Matt Haney, Michelle Foy, Neva Walker, NTanya Lee, Robbie Clark, Sheila Chung Hagen, Steve Williams
Sponsors: Marguerite Casey  Foundation, Praxis Project, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program
Higher Love Sponsors: National Domestic Work Alliance
Donate:   people organized.org - $25.  (won't link - spelling correction keeps breaking up people organized.org

District 11 Democratic Club
When: February 12, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room, 1 Sgt. John V. Young St, San Francisco
What: District 11 Democratic Club meeting.  Come hearing about issues and proposals that will impact San Francisco for Generations.  Special Valentines Day Sweets with Coffee/Tea.
Information:  sfd11dems.com 

San Francisco Young Democrats -  General Membership meeting and 2014 Primary Endorsements
When: February 12, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Young Democrats - 2014 Primary Endorsement. 
Information: sfyd.org

February 13, 2014 - Thursday

Celebration: Lunar New Year 2014:  Year of the Horse
When: February 13, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Celebration of Lunar New Year 2014: Year of the Horse.  With Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisors David Chiu, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Norman Yee, Katy Tang and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Gary.H.Chen@sfgov.org

Social Mixer at the Bayview Community Pop-Up Market with Supervisor David Campos and David Chiu
When: February 13, 2014 - Thursday 
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Q&A starts at 6:00 p.m. 
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco
What: Social Mixer and Q&A with Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu.  Both are seeking to represent State Assembly District 17 including the Bayview District.  
Bayview Underground Food  Scene:  The Community Pop-Up Market is a weekly place where local food and crafts vendors, from the Bayview and beyond, sample and sell a wide variety of goods.
Source:  Facebook events - 

February 14, 2014 - Friday

Valentine's  Day

February 15, 2014 - Saturday

Chinese New Year Parade San Francisco 2014
When: February 15, 2014 - Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Where: Market Street, San Francisco 
Information: chineseparade.com

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