Monday, March 31, 2014

San Francisco Political Events


March 31, 2014 - Monday

Cesar Chavez Day

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.

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: March 21, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

April 1, 2014 - Tuesday

Board of Supervisors
When: April 1, 2014 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, 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

Block the Google Bus Giveaway
When:  April 1, 2014 - Tuesday
3:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What: Appeal of  SFMTA Commission pilot project for the tech shuttle buses, aka the google bus, would allow them to continue operating if they pay a fee of $1. per muni stop.    Support  the appeal and tell the City to hold tech accountable for the actual impact they have on our communities and neighborhood.

Entertainment Commission
When: April 1, 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

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.  
Will be  moderated by PHDC's J.R. Eppler.  Audience members will be able to  submit 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

Historic Preservation Commission
When: April 2, 2014 - Wednesday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  April 2, 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 City and County of San Francisco
When:  April 2, 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 Fischer, Bruce Oka, Angela Calvillo

Police Commission
When:  April 2, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Thomas Mazzucco, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Angela Chan, Suzy Loftus

FDR Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When:  April 2, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station - Community Room, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco

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

Planning Commission
When:  April 3, 2014 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillias, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: April 3, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

Swearing-In of the Willie B. Kennedy executive board by former Mayor Willie Brown, Jr.
When:  April 3, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  State of California Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, (Golden Gate and Polk Street) San Francisco
What:  Willie B. Kennedy Democratic Club General membership meeting.  Swearing in of Executive Board by Former Mayor Willie Brown. Jr.  Light refreshment will be provided.

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

 April 7,  2014 - Monday

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting - Bay To Breakers
When:  April  7, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Korean American Center, 745 Buchanan, San Francisco
What:  Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association - Public Safety Meeting.
Bay to Breakers - Larry Kahn, Senior Vice President Wasserman Media Group:
What are plans for running the race?
How to use the Bay to Breakers Hotline 415-231-3130 that will be staffed all weekend.

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 SuhrSupervisor 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.

 April 8, 2014 - Tuesday

Alliance for a Better District 6 Community Meeting
When:  April 8, 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
San Francisco Department of Elections on June 3rd Consolidated Primary Election
Panel discussion with Superior Court Judges for Office No. 20
Host:  Alliance for a Better District 6 Board of Directors.

Irish American Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  SFPD Northern Station, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco
What:  Irish American Democratic Club General Membership Meeting.
Information:  Jim Wachob

San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  April 8, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco  (doesn't say)
What:  San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
Guests include representatives from the Mayor's Office, DPH, SFMTA, SFPD and the District Attorney's Office.
Will also be voting on a Resolution to raise the minimum automobile liability insurance, proposed bylaw changes, and the possible formation of a legislative analysis subcommittee.

April 9, 2014 - Wednesday

Town Hall for Pedestrian Safety - Supervisor John Avalos, Exelsior Action Group, San Francisco Muslim Community Center Local Organizing Committee  
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  San Francisco Muslim Community Center, 4760 Mission Street @ Russia Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Town Hall  for Pedestrian Safety:  Supervisor John Avalos, Excelsior Action Group, San Francisco Muslim  Community Center Local Organizing Committee:
Responding to the recent cruising of pedestrian collisions in San Francisco, a coalition of neighborhood leaders has called for a Pedestrian Safety Town Hall.
Invited:  Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor David Chiu, SFMTA Chief Ed Reiskin, Ingleside Police Captain Timothy Falvey
Information: Gwynn MacKellen

Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center, 70 Elk Street, San Francisco
What:  Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting.  Program includes:
Updates from Supervisor Scott Wiener and SFPD Ingleside Captain  Chris Falvey.
SF PUC presentation on water and sewer infrastructure plans and user rates.  The PUC will also present its plan to install new lighting in Glen Park.
Update from Diamond Heights Comm. Assoc. rep Paul Matalucci on upgrade to Diamond Heights Blvd median.
Update from DR&P on Glen Canyon Recreation Center building renovation plans.

Upper Noe Neighbors - 
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Upper Noe Recreation Center Auditorium, 295 Day Street, San Francisco
What:  Upper Noe Neighbors Meeting - Proposed changes to San Jose Avenue and new efforts by San Francisco Beautiful to place utility wires underground.  

Community Housing Partnership - A Night with the Stars 2014
When:  April 9, 2014 - Wednesday
6:45 p.m. General Admission
7:15 p.m. Performance Begins
Where:  SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  A Night with the Stars 2014. Performance which benefits Community Housing Partnership.  Highlights six very talented Community Housing Partnership clients.  Thee talented individuals are paired with local artists who mentor them during preparation leading up to the performance.
Tickets: $60. General Admission

April 10, 2014 - Thursday

San Francisco for Democracy PAC Meeting
When: April 10, 2014 -  Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission District  Police  Station  630 Valencia, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco for Democracy PAC meeting.  All SF4D members in good standing may vote.

Sacramento Realness:  A Fundraiser and Drag Party for David Campos
When:  April 10, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Sacramento Realness:  A Fundraiser and Drag Party for David Campos for Assembly.
Hosts:  Heklina (Trannyshack) and Tom Temprano (Hard French).
Featuring performances by: Roxy-Cotten, Candy, Raya Light, U-Phoria, Vivvyanne ForeverMORE, Sugah Betes, Persia, Jenna Talia, Jem Jehova, Pippi Lovestocking, Mutha Chucka and more!
DJs Brown Amy and Carnita (Hard French)
Special thanks to Sponsor Rafael Mandelman
Suggested Donation at the door:  $5. to $10.

April 11, 2014 - Friday

Walk to Work Day with Supervisor Eric Mar
When:  April 11, 2014 - Friday
7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Where:  The Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco
What:  Walk to Work Day with Supervisor Eric Mar.  Day celebrates using our feet to improve our health and the City's congestion.  Walk from Velo Rouge Cafe to City Hall.   10:00 a.m.  gather at a rally at the steps of City Hall .

San Francisco Democratic Party - Breakfast with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When:  April 11, 2014 - Friday
8:00 a.m.
Where:  Intercontinental Hotel , 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
What:   Breakfast with Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
Mayor Ed Lee and Hon. Willie L. Brown Jr. and the San Francisco Democratic Party invite you to Breakfast with Jackie Speier. All proceeds to support the San Francisco Democratic Party
Donation:  $250. upward.
Information:  Stefanie Roumeliotes -

April 12, 2014 - Saturday

Our Schools, Our Voices - Mapping the Way to Success
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Aptos Middle School, 105 Aptos Avenue, San  Francisco
What:  Our School, Our Voices, Mapping the Way to Success
Share your ideas and help shape San Francisco's Local Control Accountability Plan
Opening remarks from Superintendent Richard Carranza.
Find out how new state funding for public schools will support our students to succeed.
Lean about SFUSD's goals, priorities and new accountability measures.
Share your suggestions to shape our Local Control Accountability   Plan.
Hear a retrospective of our work and what to expect next fiscal year.
Meet your new PPS-SF board members.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP:   eventbrite
RSVP: Phone:  415-861-7077

Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival - 2014
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - Parade - Dolores Park, 19th Street to 24th Street, San Francisco
Noon to 5:00 p.m. - 24th Street Fair - (Treat-Bryant)
What:  Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival 2014.  "Educate , Inspire and Empower" - Cesar E. Chavez
Music/dance, entertainment, arts and crafts, classic car show

Single Payer Now Potluck
When:  April 12, 2014 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, 1111 Gough Street @ Geary, San  Francisco
What:  Single Payer Now Potluck.  Thanking our Volunteers.  Featuring Presentation by:
Andy Coates - National President of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program
Ben Day - National  Organizing  Director for Healthcare Now
Ian Lewis - Research Director of UNITEHERE Local 2 speaking on boycotting of AT&T Park concessions in order to support workers contract dispute for healthcare and wages
Judy Beck - Member of SEIU 1021 Single Payer Committee
Barry Hermanson - Green Party Candidate in support of HR 676.
On the 2014 Campaign for HR 676 Healthcare Minus the Insurance Industry
Bring potluck dishes by 2:30.
Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

April 13, 2014 - Sunday

Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin!
When:  April 13, 2014 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Includes Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin, Larkin to Ellis, Ellis to Jones Street, Jones to Golden Gate Avenue, and Golden Gate Avenue to Larkin Street
What:  Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin

Alliance for a Better District 6 Potluck in the Park
When:  April 13, 2014 - Sunday
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Patricia Greens Park in Hayes Valley (Corner of Hayes and Octavia)
What:  Alliance for a Better District 6 Potluck in the Park.
Bring your favorite dish to share with others, there will be no grill to prepared food and food brought must be read to served.
Members and friends are welcome to the event.
 Please email Dean Clark at with the dish you will be bringing to the gathering.

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