Monday, February 23, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - February 23, 2015 to March 2nd, 2015

Discontinued bus stop in front of La Boulange on Cole Street - neighborhood treasure

February 23, 2015 - Monday

Ethics Commission
When:  February 23, 2015 - 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 Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015. Expressions through music, art, dance and Cuisine sponsored by Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Business Attire .  Hosted Wine and Verges, Live entertainment and art.  
RSVP required:

February 24, 2015 - Tuesday

SPUR - Building Up the Southwest Waterfront
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Southwest Waterfront.  Expert panel for an update on this rapidly evolving part of the City.  Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter:
Phil Ginsburg - San Francisco Rec and Park
David Beaupre - Port of San Francisco
Michael Yarne - Build Inc.
Non-Members $10.

Board of Supervisors
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, John Avalos, David Campos, Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

School Board
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
School Board:  Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Shamann Walton, Jill Wynns

Liberty Hill Neighbors Association - Update on fire at 22nd Street and Mission
When:  February 24, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  3357 21st Street (between Valencia and Guerrero), San Francisco
What:  Friends and Neighbors - Important meeting about updates about the 22nd Street/Mission fire and what's happening to all those affected.  Focusing on the aftermath of the fire with 2 speakers:
Lydia Chavez, Managing Editor, Mission Local
Benjamin  Amyes, Disaster Response Manager, Emergency Response  Unit, San Francisco Human Services Agency.
Also annual Election of Officers and new Board Members.

February 25, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar

Commission of Status of Women
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Andrea Shorter, Amy Ackerman, Alicia Gamez, Mary Jung, Julie Soo

Police Commission
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  (note venue) Southern District, Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara

District 5 Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Martin Macks Gastropub, 1568 Haight Street, San Francisco
What:  Election of new Executive Board, discussion regarding club activities for 2015.

Harvey Milk Democratic Club - Kick-Off Community Happy Hour
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Gangway, 841 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk Democratic Club social gathering for Club members, friends and allies.  Come have a drink, meet and greet with Milk Club members and the Board, and find out how you can get more involved in our work this year.

Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan - Final Open House
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan will be unveiled.  A central element of this plan is a conceptual design for Haight (between Masonic and Stanyan).  Open house format.  City staff will be on-hand to answer questions. 
Collaboration with the SFMTA, Dept. of Public Works and San Francisco Planning Department
Information:  Lily Langlois

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When:  February 25, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
DCCC:  Mary Jung, Kat Anderson, Joshua Arce, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Rafael Mandelman, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Rebecca Prozan, Alix Rosenthal, Arlo Hale Smith, Francis Tsang, Scott Wiener
Ex-Officio Members:  Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Kamala Harris, Fiona Ma, Mark Leno, Phil Ting, David Chiu

February 26, 2015 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Julie Christensen, London Breed

Rules Committee
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  John Avalos, Katy Tang, Malia Cohen

San Francisco Planning Commission
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

Urban IDEA - How We Win:  2015 and Beyond
When:  February 26, 015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  UrbanIDEA forum with:  
Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
Nate Albee, Legislative Aide for Supervisor David Campos
Emily Lee, SF Rising Action Fund
Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa-Just Cause
Moderated by Dyan Ruiz
Need to face new political realities and change longstanding practices to win a progressive agenda  in 2015 and beyond.  First forum will look at the paradigm shifts currently taking place in the San Francisco constituency and new strategies to win for the  2015 election, for base building and for long-term movements.
Speakers will discuss:
The Mythology of the Tech Vote
Reaching Out to West Side Voters
Winning Vote by Mail and Realities of Fundraising
Early Organizing and Long Term Investment in Key Voting Blocks
GOTV Plan for People of Color
To make this happen we need to star well before and beyond elections
Registration is appreciated:
Information:  Urban Institute for Development & Economic Alternatives

San Francisco for Democracy/ San Francisco Progressive Democrats - How the People of Richmond Defeated Chevron
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  How the People of Richmond Defeated Chevron:
Kathleen Wimer
Zach Wear
Jeff Kilbreth
Speakers are all members of Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA)

Richmond District Democratic Club - First meeting of 2015
When:  February 26, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
Source:  Facebook

February 27, 2015 - Friday

Ethics Commission - Discussion possible implementation of Form 700 Search Web Site and/or Data Downloads
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco
What:  Possible implementation of machine-readable datasets and/or a web site to search the contents of electronically filed Form 700s.  Staff is specifically interested in soliciting public comment on how the public might use the data and desirable technical features.  
RSVP - Jessie Mainardi 

Redstone Labor Temple Building - Celebrating 100 years of Social and Economic Justice Organizing.
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
6:00 p.m.
Where: 2940 16th Street (corner of Capp Street), San Francisco
What: Performances, Live music, Puppet theater, Rockin Solidarity Labor Heritage Chorus
Free admission

Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program
When:  February 27, 2015 - Friday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  ILWU Ship Clerks Local 34, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco
What:  Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program.  From Coveralls to Zoot  Suits:  The Lives of Mexican American Women on the WW II Home Front.  
Elizabeth Escobedo, author
Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historical Park - Betty Soskin, Park Ranger

February 28, 2015 - Saturday

SF Parks Alliance and the SF Recreation and Park Department - Setting Goals for San Francisco Playgrounds
When:  February 28, 2015 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Mission Playground Clubhouse, 19th Street and Linda Street, San Francisco
What: Setting Goals for San Francisco Playgrounds.  Come give your input to guide future playground renovations.

Chinese Newcomers Service Center - 25th Annual New Year's Dinner at Woodland Gung Hay Fat Choy!  
When:  February 28, 2015 - Saturday
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Chinese Newcomers Service Center - Good Luck Dinner celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Won Ton Soup, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Shrimp, Cashew Chicken Cha Sil, Toishan Brownies, Don Tot and munch, munch more.  
Talented Chefs:  Tom Ammiano, David Campos, Julie Christensen, John Avalos, Jose Cisneros, Ross Mrkarimi, Ben Fong-Torres, Albert and Connie Tam, Jane Bernard-Powers, Samson Wong, Denise Wong-Wear, Ryszard Koprowski, Ben and Ruby Tom, Camilla Schneider, Stephanie Jee, Mary Ann Wong, Pam Brennan, Henry Young, Steve Lewey, Mark Leno, Eric Mar, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen, Norman Yee, Katy Tang, Betty Yee, Cynthia Travis, Brian Soo,  Chuck  Chan, Stefanie Ling, T. Peter Lam, Thomas Yuen, Albert S. Tam, Hene Kelly, Jo Heacock, Julia Ling, Nancy Lau, Jackie Kious, Amy Cheng, Julie Soo, Paul Page, Ann Kirk, Ed Sykes, Lily Chan, Robyn Lee, Rita Mah, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang.  Chief Chef:  Esther Marks
Donor's Choice: a$25. $28. $38. $48. $58. $78. $88. $108. or more.  8 is a lucky number
RSVP:  Jane  415-564-1482

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