Monday, March 24, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - March/April 2014

 Queen Wilhelmina Garden - Golden Gate Park



March 24, 2014 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  March 24, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco 
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

Ethics Commission
When: March 24, 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

Community Town Hall on the Soda Tax
When: March 24, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: St Mary's Medical Center and San Francisco Medical Society, Morrissey Hall, 2250 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What:  Community Town Hall on the Soda Tax.  Our Community health matters.  Special guests San Francisco Supervisors Eric Mar and Scott Wiener with Dr. Lawrence Cheung, President of the San Francisco Medical Society, Christina Goette, Public Health Professional and Parent.

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: March 24, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club June Election Endorsement meeting.  Hear from candidates and ballot measures.

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Membership PAC Vote
When: March 24, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street.

March 25, 2014 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: March 25, 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

Port Commission
When: March 25, 2014 - Tuesday
3:15 p.m.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Second Floor, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Commissioners: Leslie Katz, Willie Adams, Kimberly Brandon, Mel Murphy, Doreen Woo Ho

United Nation's Plaza Stakeholders Meeting
When: March 25, 2014 - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  U.C. Hastings, 198 McAllister Street, Louis Mayer Lounge, San Francisco
What:  United Nations (UN) Plaza: A  Place for All.  Stakeholder meeting and workshop to discuss upcoming safety and programming initiatives on the Plaza.  Initiative of UC Hastings College of the Law, Tenderloin Economic Development Project, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, SF Beautiful, MJM Management Group and Neighborhood. 
The North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District exists to facilitate the transformation of the Tenderloin into a cleaner, safer, more vibrant neighborhood.
Questions:  NOMTL CBC

San Francisco School Board
When: March 25, 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

March 26, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When: March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Committee 
When:  March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
When: March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Task Force:  Richard Knee, Kitt Grant, Allyson Washburn, David Pilpel, David Sims, Todd David, Chris Hyland, Louise Fischer, Bruce Oka, Angela Calvillo

Commission on the Status of Women
When: March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo

Polk Streetscape Design
When:  March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 P.M. To 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Tenderloin Elementary School Auditorium, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What:  Polk Streetscape Design Plans and illustrations.
Information: Kay Cheng,

SHEnanigans!  A San Francisco Soiree Celebrating Women's History
When: March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Monroe, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What:  It's Women's History Month and San Francisco's women's groups are coming together.  An evening of ladies, libations and celebrating women's contributions to our City.  Hosted by SFWPC, Ladies Who Vino, Women Get It Done,  Good Ol' Girls, 
Fundraising for Spark SF - a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest to improve the lives of women around the world in Partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, Women Who Tech, Emerge California.
Important note:  This is a women only event.  
Ticket: $10.  go to

Central City Democrats, Alliance for a Better District 6,  North of Market Business Association - Candidate Meet and Greet
When:  March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sam's Cable Car Lounge, Mezzanine,  222 Powell Street, San Francisco
What:  Candidate Meet and Greet:
Co-HostsCentral City Democrats, Alliance for a Better District 6, North of Market Business Association
Election officials, candidates, residents, merchants and other community members are invited.
Information:   415-820-1560

March 27, 2014 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: March 27, 2014 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

San Francisco Housing Authority
When:  March 27, 2014 - Thursday
4:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Authority:  Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Leroy Lindo, Patricia Thomas, Ted Yamasaki

San Francisco Planning Commission
When:  March 27, 2014 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Democratic Women in Action:  Report from the UN Commission on the Status of Women
When: March 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Democratic Women in Action:  Report from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.  SF Bay Area women leaders traveled to New York -  March 8-14 to participate in the UN Commission on the Status of Women meetings.  Moderated by Emily Murase ,featuring President of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez and President of the Women's Intercultural Network - Marilyn Fowler - to discuss the latest in advancing women's human rights here and abroad.

District 3 Democratic Club 
When:  March 27, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Joe DiMaggio Recreation Center, 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What:  District 3 Supervisor David Chiu will provide a review of the past year and updates on issues relevant to D3.

Richmond District Democratic Club
When: March 27, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco

March 28, 2014 - Friday

Local Agency Formation Commission City and County of San Francisco
When:  March 28, 2014 - Friday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Members:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Eric Mar, Hope Schmeltzer, Leah Pimentel

Campaign Party to Reelect Public Defender Jeff Adachi
When:  March 28, 2014 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Drake Bar & Lounge, 608 Fourth Street, San Francisco
What:  Public Defender Jeff Adachi is hosting a Re-Election Fundraiser and Party.       Music, food (Chinese, Japanese and Filipino cuisine) and a silent auction.   Comedian Marvelous Mary will M.C. a short program with just a few speeches starting at 6:45 p.m.

March 29, 2014 - Saturday

Entertainment Commission - Special Meeting
When: March 29, 2014 - Saturday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  The Battery, 717 Battery, San Francisco
What:  Entertainment Commission - Special Meeting.  From the agenda:
Roll  of the Entertainment Commission.  Discussion of the Entertainment Commission goals/objectives/priorities
Commissioners:  Bryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Al Perez, Barbara Campagnoli, Naomi Akers, Steven Lee

David Campos for Assembly - Countdown to Victory
When:  March 29, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 3143 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: David Campos for Assembly - Countdown to Victory.  Featuring Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.  
Key Endorsements:  Equality California, United Educators of San Francisco, California Teachers Association, California Nurses Association, State Assembly LGBT Caucus, State Assembly Latino Caucus, San Francisco Young Democrats, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Bernal Heights Democratic Club, San Francisco Latino Democratic Club, Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, California Federation of Teachers.
Information:  415-745-1732

Richmond District Housing Rights Town Hall
When:  March 29, 2014 - Saturday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond Rec, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Richmond District Housing Rights Town Hall.  Join Supervisor Eric Mar and The Bar Association of San Francisco at a Richmond District Housing Rights Town Hall.
Come learn about your rights and obligations as San Francisco tenants and landlords.  Hear from experts and get your questions answered. Free and open to the public.
Presented by:
The Bar  Association of San Francisco
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
SF Rent Board
Sponsored by:  Supervisor Eric Mar, The Bar Association of San Francisco
Information: Legislative Aide Victor Lim

Tea in honor of Ohio State Senator Nina Turner
When: March 29, 2014 - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Chamber Arts House, 2924 Ashby, Berkeley
What:  Tea in honor of Ohio State Senator Nina Turner for Secretary of State .Bay Area Women for Voters' Rights invite you to   meet Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who's running for Ohio Secretary of State to defend voters' rights in a key battleground state.  Join others in an old-fashioned "Silver Tea" (tea, scones, garden, sandwiches, cookies, cakes, music) to contribute to her campaign fund.  State Senator Tuner is currently Minority Whip of the Ohio State Senate representing the 25th District.  Republicans attempted to suppress the votes of her fellow Ohioans during the 2012 elections.  Nina Turner is running for Secretary of State to protect the right to free and unfettered access to the ballot box.
Honorary Hosts (partial list)
Irma L. Anderson, Adele Ahanotu, Vicki Alexander, Annalee Allen, Max Anderson, Jesse Arreguin, Angela Glover Blackwell, Roberta Brooks, Velina Brown,  Willie L. Brown, Jr., Paul L. Cobb, Gay Plair Cobb, Brian Copeland, Theresa Cox, Mansour id Deen, James Finberg, Gordon Greenwood, Sophie Hahn, Pastor Jim Hopkins, Richard Hylton, Rev. Phillip Lawson, Linda Maio, Sophie Maxwell, Darryl Moore, Michael Morgan, Gus Newport, Linda Olivenbaum, Sara O'Malley, Bryan Parker, Aaron Peskin, Geoffrey Pete, Melanie Piech, Charles Ramsey, Tony Thurmond, Deborah Wafer, Susan Wengraf, Barbara White, Junious Williams, Kriss Worthington 
RSVP:  by March 27, 2014

March 31, 2014 - Monday

2014 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 31, 2014 - Monday
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, Latino Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What:  2014 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast.  Commemorate and Celebrate the Life and Work of Labor and Civil Rights leader Cesar E. Chavez.
Special Guest Speaker: Juanita Chavez
2014 Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Awards.
Proceeds benefit the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival
Tickets: $60. Individual
Make checks payable to "Cesar Chavez Holiday Breakfast".  Mail to Cesar E. Chavez Breakfast, 2929 19th Street, San  Francisco, Ca. 94103.  Tickets will be held at the door.

March 31, 2014 - Monday

Cesar Chavez Day

April 1, 2014 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club -  Secretary of State Candidate Forum, other candidates and ballot measures.
When:  April 1, 2014 -  Tuesday
            7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What:  Potrero Hill Democratic Club
Secretary of State Candidate Forum: Derek Cressman, Alex Padilla (or rep), Leland Yee.
Will be  moderated by PHDC's J.R. Eppler.  Audience members will be able to summit written questions during the forum.
Candidates for two other statewide offices are schedule to appear:
Running for Controller - John Perez (or rep) and Betty Yee will discuss their campaigns and answer your questions
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Judge candidates:  Daniel Flores, Carol Kingsley, Kimberly Williams
Three propositions will be covered, with speakers in support and opposition:
SF Proposition A - Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond
CA Proposition 41 - Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014.
Michael Blecker, Executive Director of Swords to Ploughshares will speak  in favor, a PHDC board member will present arguments against.
CA Proposition 42 - Public Records.  Open Meetings.  State Reimbursement to Local Agencies.  PHDC board member  will present arguments for and against.
Potrero Hill Democratic Club has already endorsed Yes on B, a tie vote for Assembly Race between David Campos and David Chiu. 

April 2, 2014 - Wednesday

David Chiu's Roller Disco Birthday
When:  April 2, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Church of 8 Wheels, 554 Fillmore St, San Francisco
What:  David Chiu's Roller Disco Birthday.  Help celebrate David Chiu's birthday by honoring the decade of his birth :  the 1970's.  Dance and skate the night away to classic disco hits.
Vintage 70's threads encouraged - the more polyester, the better.
Admission to the Church of 8 Wheels Roller Disco is $10. for adults and $5. for kids 12 and under.  Skate rental is an additional $5.
Information:  Candidate for Assembly in the 17th

San Francisco Young Democrats Support Stevon and Trevor
When:  April 2, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What:  Join San Francisco Young Democrats in supporting Stevon Cook and Trevor McNeil in their campaigns for the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education.  As members of the San Francisco Young Democrats, they have both long been invested in advancing the needs of young people in our City.  SFYD is proud to endorse these advocates for local students and support their efforts to continue their work in elected office.
We will be celebrating with Stevon and Trevor over drinks at Infusion Lounge.
Purchase a Ticket:
In order to purchase a ticket to the event in advance, please make a $25. contribution to either Stevon or Trevor's campaign  or ( split your contribution between the two) at the fundraising page of the candidate your choice:
Your donation email receipt shown at the door will be considered your ticket for entry.
Cash, check, and credit cards will also be accepted at the door to purchase a ticket the day of the event.

April 3, 2014 - Thursday

Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association and Seniors on Cathedral Hill - Future of Our Neighborhood
When:  April 3, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Mary's Cathedral, Conference Level, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association and Seniors on  Cathedral  Hill for a discussion about the future of our neighborhood.  Soon to be a home to a new 300-bed hospital and the potential location of four new large-scale housing developments as well as the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, Cathedral Hill is facing changes that impact air quality, access to open space, light and shadow, parking, pedestrian safety, traffic and transit.
Hear from decision makers on these plans for our future:
Supervisor London Breed
Planning Director John Rahaim (invited)
SF Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA)

April 5, 2014 - Saturday 

Re-Elect D6 Supervisor Jane Kim Kick-Off and Community Celebration!
When:  April 5, 2014 - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Join Supervisor Jane Kim in celebrating the diversity of the District 6 community and launching another four years of service and change-making!
Hard Knock Radio's DJ Weyland Southton, Treasure Island's Victory Forever choir, Sisters Rize! vocalist Latonya Jones, Tenderloin Screaming Queens diva extraordinaire, Felicia Elizondo and more
Food by D6 small businesses:  Turtle Tower, Moya, Ted's Market and Delicatessen, Mama Tess's New Filipina's Restaurant, The Cake Gallery and more!
Host Committee members:  Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza, Eric McDonnell, Glendon Anna Conda-Hyde, Danny Yadegar, Mai Hart Nguyen, Helen Han, Davi Lang, Katherine Sofos Looper, Jerry Che, Sunny Angulo, April Veneracion Ang, Ivy Lee, MJ Kim, Katy Liddell, Lorenzo Listana, Patricia Zamora, Steven Lee, Allan Low, Patrick Valentino, Bruce Agid
Information: #weHeartD6, #SupeJaneKim

Soiree 2014 - SF LGBT Center Annual Soiree
When:   April 5, 2014 - Saturday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. VIP Reception
Party Admission 8:00 p.m. to Midnight
Where:  City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street, San Francisco
What:  Soiree 2014 - SF LGBT Center Annual Soiree.  Hosted Bar, Gourmet Morsels, Silent Auction, Music, Dancing and Live Entertainment.
Host Committee:  Beth Burkhart and Eugenie FitzGerald, John Burton, Douglas Drummond and John Tuttle, Elizabeth Edwards and Cindy Solomon, Rob Evans and Terry Michaeau, Jennifer Fung and Kelda Mae Tabaranza, Shane Glacken, Roxanne Hanson and Maria Martinez, Aubrey Hone and Amanda Keton, Gilad Horev and Vanessa Hope Schneider, Steven Huang and Dan Risman Jones, Marla Jurosek, Therese Lee, Rafael Mandelman, Bob Michitarian, Susan Mooney and Rebecca Rolfe, Trevor Nguyen and Alex Randolph, Douglas Pinter, Mariko Pitts, David Rak, Andrea Shorter, Sheldon Sloan and Frank Woo, Kathryn Snyder, A. Sparks, Paul B. Tan, David Tsai

May 7, 2014 - Monday

Entertainment Commission Industry Summit  - 6th Annual Nightlife Industry Summit
When:   April  7, 2014 - Monday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  6th Annual Nightlife Industry Summit.  Make valuable contacts and work to keep nightlife a sustainable, profitable and vibrant industry.
Meet with ABC Director Timothy Gorsuch, SFPD Chief Greg Suhr, Supervisor Scott Wiener and other elected officials about Nightlife and Development.  Network with other operators, servers, workers and performers in the $4.2 billion industry that keeps San Francisco on the cutting edge of nightlife.  Brainstorm solutions, create partnerships, and suggest improvements to enhance patron experience, safety and improve bottom lines.
Free No RSVP required.

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