Monday, March 16, 2015

San Francisco Political Events = March 16th to March 23, 2015

March 16, 2015 - Monday

Land Use and Transportation Committee
When:  March 16, 2015 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener, Jane Kim

Youth Commission - Vote-16 SF Rally
When:  March 16, 2015 - Monday
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Polk Street Steps, San Francisco
What:  Rally to  expand voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in municipal and school district elections in San Francisco.  Join the San Francisco Youth Commission and community and youth leaders at an after-school rally to show your support before the expected introduction of Supervisor John Avalos' legislation to lower the City's voting age.  

San Francisco Youth Commission
When:  March 16, 2015 - Monday
5:15  p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 415, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Jillian Wu, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Rosa Chen, Emily Guo, Luis Avalos Nunez, Precious Listana, Joyce Wu, Noah David, Alex Berliner, E'mani Davis, Joshua Carenas, Michel Li, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, David Zheng

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Safety Issues in the Neighborhood
When:  March 16, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk  Neighborhood Association - Safety Issues in the Neighborhood.  Main speakers will be SFPD Northern Station Captain Greg McEachern and Central Station Captain David Lazar.

March 17, 2015 - Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day

Vision Zero Task  Force Meeting
When:  March 17, 2015 - Tuesday
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 201, San Francisco
What:  Vision Zero Tast Force meeting.  From the Agenda 
Co-Chairs - Timothy Papandreous and Megan Wier - Introductions
Supportive Legislation updates from Supervisors.
Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Street
Vision Zero Two-Year Action Strategy and Website
Vision Zero Progress Reports Out
Stakeholder Updates and comments.
Information:  Mari Hunter

 Gray Panthers - San Francisco 
When:  March 17, 2015 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, Fireside Room, San Francisco
What:  Why Not Public Banks?  With Susan Harman, Public Banking Institute.  Reclaim the Money Power with Publicly Owned Banks.  

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  March 17, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Board of Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkmann, Gwyneth Borden, Malcolm Heinicke, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Board of Supervisors
When:  March 17, 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

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership meeting
When:  March 17, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco

Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods
When:  March 17, 2015 - Tuesday
 6:30 p.m. 
Where:  Northern Police Station, Turk and Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  March meeting.  From agenda:
Hosts:  Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, Midtown Terrace Homeowners Assn.
Program:  Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti (CCHO) - update.
Look at developers' proposed new "Wall on the Waterfront".  

March 18, 2015 - Wednesday

Tenderloin Futures Collaborative Community Meeting
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Tenderloin Police Station Community Room, 301 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Agenda items:
950 Market Street Development Update
Relaunch of
Presentation on
Information:  415-820-1412

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Pre-Meeting  Mixer
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Where:  Limon Rotisserie, 524 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Latino Democratic Club Pre-Meeting Mixer before general meeting at 6:30 p.m.

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  518 Valencia, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  From agenda:
What is the Latino Perspective on Housing?
Discussion group for LDC position on Moratorium

D5 Action Meeting
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  John Adams campus of City College, 1860 Hayes,  Hayes and Masonic, Room 139.  (if you enter from Hayes Street and go up the large front stairs, it'll be the first room on your right) San Francisco.
What:  D5 Action meeting. From agenda:
Midtown Apartments.  Update with Mercy Housing, residents, and Joan McNamara (invited)
Information: Tes Welborn

Noe Valley Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  March 18, 2015 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Phillip's Church 725 Dimond, San Francisco
What:  Noe Valley Democratic Club - General Meeting -  Annual election of board officers.

March 19, 2015 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla, Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell, Maggie Wei

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Norman Yee, Julie Christensen, London Breed

Planning Commission
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michael Antonini, Rich Hillis, Christine Johnson, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards

League of Women Voters - San Francisco "Women Who Could be President" Gala
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco
What:  League of Women Voters of San Francisco Women Who Could be President Gala.
Honorees - 
Patricia Bovan
Nadine Burke Harris
Judy Huret
Yvette Hollingsworth
Gala Mistress of Ceremonies - Cheryl Jennings - KGO Channel 7

SF Tech Dems Third Thursday:  March Edition
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Hawthorn, 46 Geary Street, San Francisco
What:  Join the SF Technology Democrats for monthly happy hour.  Mingle with like-minded individuals and talk to members of the Technology Democrats board about the future of the club.
Source:  Facebook events

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club - The Crisis of Our Time:  Housing Affordability in San Francisco Panel Debate
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Mercy Housing Community Room, 1180 4th Street, San Francisco
What:  With the highest rents in the Country and more than 2/3rds of San Franciscans being renters, housing affordability affects all of us.  Can we keep families, the middle class and low income residents in San Francisco?  
Participate in this critical discussion
Peter Cohen - Co-Director of SF Council of Community Housing Organizations
Tim Colen - Executive Director of SF Housing Action Coalition
Gail Gilman, Executive Director of Community Housing Partnership
Kate Hartley - Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development
Doug Shoemaker, President of Mercy Housing California
Eric Tao - President of AGI Capital
Moderator - Patrick Valentino

Assemblyman Phil Ting - State Budget Town Hall
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  City College of San Francisco Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Assemblyman Phil Ting - Learn about the state budget.  Share your spending priorities for the state's budget.  Try an interactive simulation to see how budgets add up.
Information/RSVP: 415-557-2312

City Democratic Club - Supervisor Julie Christensen
When:  March 19, 2015 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What:  Meet  new Supervisor Julie Christensen - District 3.  

March 21, 2015 - Saturday

SF Working Group for Clean and Fair Elections
When:  March 21, 2015 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Noe Valley Library, meeting room, 451 Jersey Street, San Francisco
What:  Come hear about AB700 - The California Clean Money Campaign. Shine more light on dark money.  Come hear what your local group will be up to.  Lively conversation, edification and inspiration, homemade treats.

March 22, 2015 - Sunday

Benefit Concert to Save Local Businesses - January 28th Fire
When:  March 22, 2015 - Sunday
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd  Street. Sam  Francisco
What:  Mission Fire Business Fund Save Our Local Businesses and Their Employees.  Raise funds for the 36  businesses displaced by four-alarm fire on January 28th at Mission and 22nd Street.
Hosted by Mission Economic Development Agency.
Bands:  Pangea Fulbol Club, Adelante Salsa Band.
No cover charge, donation at door. 
Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided.
 100% of funds collected at the door and 15% of bar will go to the fund to support the businesses.  
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Source:  Facebook events 

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