Monday, April 28, 2014

San Francisco Political Events


April 28, 2014 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  April 28, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisvo
 Supervisors:  Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

Ethics Commission
When:  April 28, 2014 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne

San Francisco Young Professionals - Sandra Fluke Fundraiser
When:  April 28, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  555 Mission Street, Suite 2400, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Young Professionals - Sandra Fluke Fundraiser
Meet State Senator Candidat Sandra Fluke
Hosted by Tamera Lee Stover, Kelly Powers, Audrey Battista, Emily Arnold-Fernandez, Sean Hassan, Jessica Pfisterer, Saba Deyim, Shahab Riazi
$75., $250., $500
Contribute on line:
RSVP Samantha Pedrosa -

April 29, 2014 - Tuesday

Ellis Act Hearing - Judiciary Committee, Sacramento
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m.
Where:  The Capitol Building, Sacramento
What:  Ellis Act Reform is NOW.  Ellis Act reform authored by Sen. Mark Leno, has to make out of of this committee before it can go for a vote in the Senate.  Help fill the hearing room and demonstrate our strength in numbers.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When:  April 29, 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 Public Utilities Commission - Citizens' Advisory Committee
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Water Power Sewer  525 Golden Gate Avenue, 34d Floor Tuolumne Conference Room, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting
Discussion on CleanPowerSF resolution. 
Committee:  Suki Kott, David Pilpel, Ted Loewenberg, Mark Connors, Walt Farrell, Javiere PruittHill, Art Taylor, Marjorie Goodwin, Jennifer Clary, Avni Jamdar, Nicole Sandkulla, Tamar Barley, Eli Saddler, Tracy Zhu

 San Francisco is Ready for Hillary
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. 
Where:  Redford, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco is Ready for Hillary.  Let's let Hillary know that San Francisco is ready for her to run for president in 2016!  Ready for Hilary is a national grassroots movement encouraging Hillary Clinton to run for President in 2016.
Hillary will not be attending. 
Event Chairs:  Jennifer Longley, Danielle Mulein, Adrian Robinson and Mark Torres
Hosts:  Amy Bacharach, Alec Bash, Sharry Bash, Robert Camacho, Naeemah Charles, Kath Delaney, Susan Flakus, Laura Hahn, Matt Haney, Mke Kim, Kate Maeder, Anita Motwani, Keesa Ocampo, Jerome C. Pandell, Leah Pimentel
Tickets:  $20.16

San Francisco Beautiful -  SFM Legislation Scott Wiener
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Beautiful - An evening with Supervisors Scott Wiener to review the new legislation on the proposed legislation to make AT&T utility boxes look better -  which works to address common concerns:  Undergrounding, location selection, graffiti, greening, art.  Draft language point-by- point and discuss recommendations and impacts.
RSVP required -

Citizen's Committee on Community Development - Community Meeting
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Kelly Cullen Community Center, 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San  Francisco
What:  Citizen's Committee on Community Development hosting community meetings to discuss the grants that fund Housing, Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Services and Capital Programs in San Francisco
Information:  415-701-5500

African American History Project Open House #2
When:  April 29, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Ingleside Presbyterian, 1345 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
What:  African American History Project is a public outreach effort to document the history of African Americans in San Francisco through story-telling, oral histories and personal photographs.   Information gathered from the History Project will be included in the African American Historic Context Statement, a document to organize, examine and interpret history.  Join  the San Francisco Planning Department and Al Williams, President of the African American Historical and Cultural Society, be a part of recognizing, celebrating and protecting African American contributions in San Francisco
Information: Gina Simi

April 30, 2014 - Wednesday

San Francisco Labor Council - Fighting for Healthcare Justice in the Age of Obamacare - Labor Breakfast
When:  April 30, 2014 - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where:  ILWU Local 34, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Labor Council - Fighting for Healthcare Justice in the Age of Obamacare.  Labor Breakfast.  Featuring:
Mark Dudzik, Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Mike Casey - President, Unite HERE Local 2
Michael Lighty, Public Policy Director, California Nurses Association
Dan Prince, President, Ironworkers Local 377
RSVP by April 28 -

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  April 30, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
10:05 a.m. Special Meeting
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  April 30, 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 30, 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

Evening with David Campos
When:  April 30, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  279 Beverly Street, San Francisco
What:  Evening with David Campos
Hosted by Progressive Women Rising members:  Alicia M. Gamez, Eliana Lopez, Laurel Muniz, Nicky Trasvina
Suggested donation:  $50.
RSVP  Nicky Trasvina

Children's First
When:  April 30, 2014 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Far East Cafe, 631 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Our Children Our City.  Fundraising event to support a Children and Education Ballot
Co-hosted by Ed Lee, Richard Carranza, Willie Brown, norman Yee, Sandra Fewer, David Chiu, John Avalos, Matt Haney, London Breed, Kim Shree Maufas, David Campos, Hydra Mendoza, Malia Cohen, Emily Murase, Mark Farrell, Rachel Norton Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener.
Individual Donation:  $100. 

Assembly Candidate Debate with David Chiu and David Campos
When:  April 30, 2014 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Park Library, 1833 Page Street, San  Francisco
What:  Assembly Candidate Debate with David Chiu and David Campos
Co-sponsors include District 5 Democratic Club, D5 Action, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, Cathedral Hill Neighbors, and PRO-SF

May 1, 2014 - Thursday

Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  David Campos, Eric Mar, Norman Yee

Laborers' Local 261 San Francisco - May Day
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, San Francisco
What: Laborers' Local 261   May 1, 2014 - Join Working Families, Labor, Community and business Partners at San Francisco City Hall with San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell and Guests.

Planning Commission
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Katy Tang, David Campos

Housing Rights for Campos!
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  1002 1/2 Dolores Street, San Francisco
What:  Housing Rights Activists for Campos. Join Sara Shortt, Tommi Avicola Mecca, Carmen Simon, Lee Hepner and David Waggoner for an evening to support David Campos for Assembly.  Evening to support David Campos for Assembly.  Come hear David's ideas for making San Francisco affordable again for everyone.  All are welcome.  Light food and drinks will be provided.

Vietnamese Youth Development Center Gala:  Celebrating 37 Years of Youth Empowerment
When:  May 1, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Vietnamese Youth Development Center is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families.  
No-host bar, Silent auction, Dinner, Program

May 2, 2014 - Friday

Breakfast with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
When:  May 2, 2014 - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Holiday Inn Civic Center Hotel, 50 8th Street, San Francisco
What:  Breakfast with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.  Join Shelley Bradford Bell, Fred Naranjo, Alicia Becerril, Tom Peterson, Victoria Sanchez De Alba, Robert G. Retana, Elena Anaya, James Salinas, Sr..
Suggested Contribution $250./500/1,000., $2,500, Other
Checks  made payable  to Committee to Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez, P. O. Box 6037, Santa Ana, Ca. 92706
RSVP Shelley Bradford Bell

Laborers' Community Training Foundation - Fifth Annual Workforce Celebration
When:  May 2, 2014 - Friday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  LIUNA, Local 261 Hall, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Fifth Annual Workforce Celebration in support of The Laborers' Community Training Foundation.  
Special Guests:  Kat Anderson, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Meagan Levitan, Trevor McNeil, Leah Pimentel, Mathew Rothschild, Arlo Hales Smith, Phil Ting, Scott Wiener
2014 Honorees:
Bob Arns - Arns Law Firm - Awarded by Laborers' Local 261 San Francisco
Chris Iglesias - United Council - Awarded by Laborers' Local 304, Oakland
Sheilah Goulart - Youthbuild San Joaquin - LCTF Outstanding PAP Partner Award
Presenter Supervisor David Chiu
RSVP by April 25th :  Stefanie Roumeliotes

May 3, 2014 - Saturday

Yes on B Campaign Kickoff!
When:  May 3, 2014 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  15 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Yes on B Campaign Kickoff.  Join your friends and allies of No Wall on the Waterfront for the kickoff for the Yes on B Campaign.  Give voters the power to protect our special waterfront for all to enjoy.

 San Francisco School Board Candidate Forum
When:  May 3, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Where:  University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San  Francisco
What:   San Francisco School Board Candidate Forum.  Join Black Young Democrats of San Francisco (BYDSF), USF College Democrats, College Democrats at SFSU and meet San Francisco School Board Candidates.  You will get the chance to hear from them and ask them questions.  
Candidates Attending:
Shamann Walton
Stevon Cook
Trevor McNeil
Mark Murphy
Emily Murase
Light refreshments will be served.

May 4, 2014 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Bayview and Dogpatch
When:  May 4, 2014 - Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch - David Campos
When:  May 4, 2014 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  44 Woodland, San Francisco
What:  Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and Supervisor John Avalos invite you and your friends to Sunday Brunch to talk with David Campos - candidate for Assembly in the 17th.
Patrons Dennis Antenore, Suzanne Bushnell, Bernie Choden, Robert Dockendorff, Richard Grosboll, Lorraine Honig, Brenda Jeffers, Rafael Mandelman, Fariba Rezvani and Veronica Sanchez
Sponsors:  Robin Brasso, Pamela Brennan, Harry Britt, Eddie Chin, Ann T. Clark, Richard Dana, Judith Flynn, Dale Gieringer, Carol Glanville, Roma Guy, Lester Hribar, Agar Jaicks, Max Kirkeberg, Patrick Monk/Lisa Brinker, Nancy Larson, Jerome Levine, M. J. Robinson, Norman Schlossberg, Kay Taneyhill/George Matiasz, Camilla Schneider
Donation:  $35. $5., $50. $65. $75. $85.
Information:  Jane 415-564-1482

May 6, 2014 - Tuesday

Ellis Act Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee, Sacramento
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  The Capitol Building, John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203, 4th Floor,  Sacramento, Ca.
What:  Ellis Act Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee.  Time for Ellis Act reform is NOW.
Elllis Act reform, authored by State Senator Mark Leno needs to make  it out of this committee  before  it can go for a vote in the Senate.  Join others in filling the hearing room and demonstrating our strength in numbers. 
Information:   tenants

 Housing Our City
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Housing Our City:  Co-presented:  Housing Our City with SPUR, Pecha Kucha San Francisco San Francisco AIA, San Francisco Housing Action  Coalition.
How will we house all the people who want to live in San Francisco.  What strategies have worked in other cities?  Presenters:
David Baker - David Baker Architects
Lou Vasquez - Build Inc,
Tomiquia Moss - HopeSF Initiative
Brandon Banaugh - BAR Architects
Fernado Marti - CCHO
Jessy Schingler - Open Door
Wendy MacNaughton - Author and Illustrator: " Meanwhile in San Francisco:  The City in Its Own Words"
Chris Colin - Author:  "What  To Talk About"
Ellen Burke - Grow City Studio
$10. non-members

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Housing crisis 
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What:  Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Thought provoking discussion regarding the Housing Crisis:
Tim Colen - Executive Director - SF Housing Action Coalition
Sara Shortt - Executive Director, SF Housing Rights Committee
Calvin Welch - founder, Council of Community Housing Organizations
Brad Paul - Deputy Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments will moderate.
Program co-sponsored by San Francisco for Democracy
Endorsed campaigns of Derek Cressman for Secretary of State, Betty Yee for Controller and Yes on B (Voter Approval for Waterfront Development Height Increases) have been invited to speak briefly.

May 7, 2014 - Wednesday

Alex Padilla - Secretary of State
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Don Ramon's, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  Support Alex Padilla for Secretary of State.  
Join Fiona Ma, Mark Leno, Dennis Herrera, George Gascon, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Leslie Katz to welcome Alex Padilla to San Francisco and support his campaign.
RSVP:  Maggie Rothschild

FDR Democrats - Membership Meeting
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  FDR Democrats membership meeting:
Speaker:  Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -  will update people on the programs and activities of his office - including work with inmates with mental health diagnoses.
Hear about upcoming hearing at the Board of  Supervisors regarding the City's hiring of people with disabilities that was called by Supervisor Eric Mar at FDR Dems request.

May 8, 2014 - Thursday

David Campos - Birthday Party/Fundraiser
When:  May 8, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Birthday Party/Fundraiser for David Campos - Candidate for 17th State Assembly.
Hosted by Laura Guzman, Laura Thomas and Gabriel Haaland.  

May 10, 2014 - Saturday

SPUR - Public Update and Open House on Ocean Beach Master Plan Implementation Projects
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  The Ocean Beach Master Plan, a vision for San Francisco's western coast, recommends ways to improve coastal access, restore ecological function and protect critical infrastructure in the face of chronic erasing and sea level rise.  Join SPUR and project partners for an update.  

Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women - Tea & Conversation
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Crown Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What:  Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women - Tea & Conversation with San Francisco First Lady Anita Lee and Noosheen Hashemi - President and co-Founder, The Hand Foundation with Mothers & Daughters Together "Celebrating Girls Who One Day Will Influence the World"  Informal conversation with girls 9-12.  Sharing their dreams, developing there own sense of self.  
RSVP Tickets:  $88-$178. Limited seating

May 11, 2014 - Sunday

Mothers' Day

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