Monday, February 9, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - Vision Zero Task Force Meeting rescheduled for the future.

Photo taken by Tom Temprano

Change: Vision Task Force Meeting for February 10th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Mayor Ed Lee will be releasing the Vision Zero  Two-Year Action Strategy at Vision Zero press event Tuesday.

February 9. 2015 - Monday

South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association Meeting
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  South Beach Harbor Services Building's Community Room (between Pier 40 and AT&T Ballpark).
What:  Bevan Dufty and the new Homeless Outreach Team leader Brenda Meskan are guests.   Meeting open  to the public.

Citizens Advisory Committee of the Eastern Neighborhood Plan, City and County of San Francisco Meeting
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:00 pm.
Where: 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, Room 431, San Francisco
Members:  Chris Block, Walker Bass, Joe Boss, Don Bragg, Tanya Chiranakhon, Cyndy Comerford, Keith Goldstein, Oscar Grande, Bruce Kin Huie, Henry Karnilowitz, Julie Leadbetter, Toby Levy, Robert Lopez, Fernando Marti, Kristian Ongoco, Arthur Reis, Maureen Sedonaen, Alisa Shen, Kate Sofis
Source:  Planning Commission  

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - San Francisco City College Panel
When: February 9, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco City College Panel - Conversation with City College leaders on the current state of the Institution and what's next in the accreditation process.  
Panel: City College Board members   Amy Bacharach, Rafael Mandelman,  Ron Flynn from the City Attorney's office, CCSF spokesperson Jeff Hamilton  

Sunset Height:  Association  of Responsible People - SHARP -  Interview Emily Murase and Rachel Norton
When:  February 9, 2015 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  SHARP Community Room, 1736 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Lee Hsu interviews School Board members Emily Murase and Rachel Norton.  How does the Board function, accomplishments and setbacks, goals and challengers.  

Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association
When:  February 9, 2015 -  Monday 
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  CPMC/Davies Hospital, Gazebo Room Plaza Level, above Emergency Department, San Francisco
What:  Duboce Triangle Neighborhood General meeting.  Information on SFPD redistricting that will affect the neighborhood, an update on the Castro Cares launch, an update from the MTA on the Sunset Tunnel renovation project.  

February 10, 2015 - Tuesday

(cancelled)Vision Zero Task Force Meeting
(cancelled)When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 201, San Francisco
What:  Special meeting to discuss community outreach and engagement.  

SPUR - Evolving Priorities for Central SoMa
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Central SoMa Plan.  Come talk with experts about the evolving priorities of the plan and how it will affect the area:
Steve Wertheim - San Francisco Planning Commission
Mike Taquino - Newmark Cornis & Carey
Amy Neches - TMG Partners
John Elberling - TODCO
Co-Sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter AICP
$10. non-members

Trans Liberation Tuesday
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What:  TAJA's Coalition gathering in the wake of the murder of Taja De Jesus, a beloved member of SF's trans community.  

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When:  February 10, 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

Port Commission
When:  February 10, 2015 - 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

30 Years of Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Kelly Cullen Community, 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Join Hospitality House's Community Building Program with Paul Boden, Bob Prentice and Art Hazelwood reflecting on 30 years of homeless struggles and how art and activism have worked hand-in-hand to affect change in San Francisco.  
The event will showcase book "House Keys Not Handcuffs" authored by Paul Boden with essays from Bob Prentice and Art Hazelwood.
Event is free and open to the public.
Information:  Tess 415-749-2115
Source:  Facebook events

District 6 Stakeholder Meeting
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Co-Sponsors:  Alliance for a Better District 6, North of Market Business Association, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco, Tip Top Market
Mayor's Office of Infrastructure and Improvement - Mission Bay, Warrior stadium project, Transbay
Tenderloin Pride in the Park 2015
1217 Sutter Street New Business and Development
Public Safety updates from Southern and Tenderloin Police  Stations
Source: Facebook event

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Members:  Howard Bloomberg, Robin Brasso, Anyan Cheng, Kevin Clark, Chris Coghlan, Morgan Fitzgibbons, Todd Henry ,Becky Hogue, John Alex Lowell, Trevor McNeil, Pi Ra, Thomas Rogers, Devin Silvernail, Kevin Stull, Christina tang, John Winston, Sonja Kos, R. Gary McCoy, Howard Strassner

San Francisco Board of Education
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Board of Education:  Emily Murase, Matt Haney, Sandra Lee Fewer, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Rachel Norton, Shamann Walton, Jill Wynns

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - February PAC Meeting
When:  February 10, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Panel discussion about the current status of CleanPowerSF, the proposed city-run power program that would offer a clean power alternative to PG&E and bring solar, wind and other renewal energy to San Francisco
Also, BlackLives Matter action update, learn about the proposed LGBT Seniors' Bill of Rights, hear the latest news about the push for Airbnb back taxes.

February 11, 2015 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City  Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Eric Mar

Police  Commission
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: (note venue)  Northern District Jones Methodist Church, 1975 Post Street, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Suzy Loftus, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra  DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Thomas Mazzucco, Sonia Melara

Displacement in San Francisco: A Historical Prospective
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street (at Capp Street) San Francisco
What:  Eviction Free San Francisco hosts Fernando Marti and James Tracy in a presentation on the history of displacement in San Francisco and about tents fighting back.
Source:  Facebook events

San Francisco Young Democrats/Black Young Democrats of San Francisco 
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the San Francisco Young Democrats and the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco and they welcome and show some love to the new 2015 board members.  
Source:  Facebook events

Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Final Open House
When:  February 11, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue,  San Francisco
What:  Final Open House for the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design Project.  Ways to improve connections between the Ocean Avenue Commercial District and Balboa Park Station.  Final designs will be unveiled.  Information:  Lily Langlois

Inner Sunset Town Hall Neighborhood Character Survey Presentation
When:  February 11, 2015  Wednesday
  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Group of neighbors with the help of Tani Elliott, a graduate student from UC Berkeley's Department of Urban Planning, designed a survey to over 1,000 randomly selected neighbors asking questions about neighborhood character and  satisfaction.  Ms. Elliott will present the survey results followed by a discussion of how these results can be used in future neighborhood planning and how a foundation for community decision making might be established.  

February 12, 2015 - Thursday

Patrick Murphy's Memorial Service
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What:  Memorial services for Patrick Murphy who died on January 26, 2015.
Information: 415-441-0260
Source:  Facebook event

Rules Committee
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  John Avalos, Katy Tang, Malia Cohen

1 Billion Rising Revolution San Francisco City Hall
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Rotunda  San Francisco
What:  Rise for revolution, dance, drum, and demand an end to violence against women and girls. Where red.
Information  :

San Francisco Tenants Union - Hops for Housing
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  BeatBox, 34 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  2nd Annual Hops for Housing - Homebrew Festival.  The San Francisco Tenants Union and the city's top home brewers are teaming up for a fundraiser during SF Beer Week.  Event will showcase small batch beers from home brewers and breweries-in-planning.  All proceeds will go to SFTU to advocate for and provide counseling services to San Francisco 's struggling renters. Music will be provided by local artists.  A souvenir glass to commemorate the event will be provided to the first 200 tickets.
Tickets $30. presale online at eventbrite
$40. at the door:
Purcase tickets:

PUBlic Transit CRAWL #3 -  Fundraiser 14 Valentine Line
When:  February 12, 2015- Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 2323 Mission Street
7:00 p.m. - El Rio, 3158 Mission Street
8:00 p.m. - St Mary's Pub, 3845 Mission Street
9:00 p.m. - Pissed Off Pete's, 4528 Mission Street
What:  A FUNraiser for SF Transit Riders Union.  Riding the 14 in honor of Valentine's Day.  Starting near 16th and Mission Street BART and moving on to a new bar every hour on the hour ending in the Excelsior.  Buy drink/raffle tickets.   $5.00 - $4  drink plus $1. tip.

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council -  General Meeting Plans for Haight Street
When:  February 12, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What:  HANC - Plans for Haight Street.  HANC hosts City Planner Lily Langlois, who has assumed charge of the Haight Ashbury Public Realm (HAPR) planning process.  Will provide an update on the project.  Also in attendance will be Christin Evans from the Haight Ashbury Merchants Association (HAMA) which worked with the Supervisor's office to secure the initial funding to initiate the public realm planning process.

February 14, 2015 - Sunday

Valentine's Day

February 16, 2015 -  Monday

President's Day 

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