Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Board of Supervisors - A New Day

I attended the first Board of Supervisors with the new supervisors in place with President David Chiu chairing the meeting.

It was like the first day of school - everyone was attentive, being careful. The hardest part was seeing new people in seats - it just didn't look right. The meeting was definitely different - Supervisor Chiu believes in short meetings. Seating was as follows:

  • David Chiu - President
  • Left side of the aisle:
  • David Campos
  • Bevan Dufty
  • Michela Aioto-Pier
  • Eric Mar
  • Sean Elsbernd
  • Right side of the aisle:
  • Chris Daly
  • Ross Mirkarimi
  • Sophie Maxwell
  • David Chiu
  • John Avalos
There was a short agenda, however, under Public Comment, there was an hour discussion from people from the "Coalition to Save Public Health". This was sobering testimony about cuts in health care. There are going to be budget hearings next week - this isn't going to be easy.

Coalition to Save Public Health: Coalition of neighborhood organizations, public health workers and concerned residents that is fighting against the cuts to public health and human services and pushing for solutions to the budget crisis that has the least negative effect on our communities. Held rally out in front before the meeting.

They stand for:
  • Short term action to stop budget cuts to public health and vital human services
  • Long term vision for community needs, jobs and the economic future of San Francisco
  • Budget reform
  • Revenue generating measures on a June Special Election

Coalition on Homelessness
Central City SRO Collaborative
SEIU 1021
St. James Infirmary
Hyde Street Clinic,
Planning for Elders
La Voz Latina,
Dolores Street Community Services
Gray Panthers,
OPEIU Local 3,
Chinatown CDC,
SRO Families United!

Information and to get involved: Alysabeth Alexander alysabetha@yahoo.com

January 14, 2009- Wednesday

Brown Bag Lunch: Transforming SF into World-Class Bike-Riding City
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco
What: Envision a city-wide bicycle network that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds on the most sustainable, health, and cost- efficient form of transportation. Speaker: Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Information: www.sfnpc.org

SPUR - California's Living New Deal Project
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: California Living New Deal Project is the first attempt to inventory, map and interpret how New Deal public works radically transformed one state and improved the lives of generations. Dr. Gray Brechin, the founder and Project Scholar of the California Living New Deal Project will speak. $5. non-members
Information: www.spur.org

Police Commission Meeting
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Weekly meeting. Chief's report, other items off agenda: status report on Chief of Police executive search, rules and procedures for patrol specials, subcommittee on violent crime.
Information: www.sfgov.org/site/police

Commonwealth Club - Ron Suskind
When: January 14, 2009 Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: "A New Era, The New President, and the World". Pulitzer winner Ron Suskind reveals what kind of world President-Elect Obama is inheriting and how he can re-direct the country toward success. $18 non-members
Information: commonwealthclub.org

SPUR - Supervisor David Campos
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
5:45 to 7 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco
What: Meet the new supervisor from District Nine. $5 non-members
Information: spur.org/calendar

P. J. Corkery Memorial
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Ocean Beach Vision Council
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park
What: Public meeting hosted by the Ocean Beach Vision Council. Discussion of open space in the new Ocean Beach master plan.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - David Binder!
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Philips Church, Diamond at Elizabeth, San Francisco
What: Pollster David Binder will speak about his experiences with the Obama campaign. David did focus groups, in-person interviews, hands-on research with voters throughout the campaign.
Information: Molly Fleischman - Vice-President molly@ffrsf.com

Hearing the City - Evolution of Radio
When: January 14, 2009 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where:Counterpulse, 1310 Mission at 9th Street, San Francisco
What: From AM radio before World War II through podcasting, radio will be traced. Free.
Information: counterpulse.org

January 15, 2009 - Thursday

Planning Commission
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400 San Francisco
What: Regular meeting. Election of officers.
Information: sfgov.org/site/planning

GLBT Historical Society - Polk Street In Transition
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 657 Mission Street, Suite #300, San Francisco
What: New exhibit "Polk Street in Transition" Opening reception which will include a talk by Susan Stryker. Exhibit focuses on the history of the Polk, from the 1980's to the present.
Information: www.glbthistory.org

City Democratic Club - Columnist Melissa Griffin
When: January 15, 2009 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco
What: Hear Melissa Griffin aka Sweet Melissa, blogger and San Francisco Examiner columnist.
Information: www.citydemo.org

January 16, 2009 - Friday

*Emergency Rally - Save Market and Octavia Bike Lane
When: January 16, 2009 - Friday
Stop by anytime between 7:30 and 10 a.m. Press conference at 9 am.
Where: Corner of Market and Octavia
What: Emergency rally to save Market and Octavia bike lane. Demand the city stop its plan to remove the bike lane on Market Street at the Octavia intersection. The Municipal Transportation Agency will be asking a judge to remove a bike lane at one of the most dangerous intersections in the city next week. "No Way!". Stop by and sign petition and lend your support.
Information: www.sfbike.org

January 17, 2009 - Saturday

Clean and Fair Elections SF Meeting
When: January 17, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30
Where: 592 Pennsylvania, S.F.
What: Full public financing of campaigns is the way to wrest control of government from big-money donors and restore it to the people. BarackObama is a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act in the Senate
Information: www.cleanandfairsf.org

January 19, 2009 - Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

23rd Anniversary Annual Federal Holiday Celebration
When: January 19, 2009 - Monday
10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, S.F.
What: Celebrate the Realization of Hope.
Information: mlk2jkg@yahoo.com

24th Annual Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr. & Community Breakfast
When: January 19, 2009 Monday
11:15 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Hilton Hotel, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: A Legacy of Hope, King had a Dream..Obama woke up the World
Information: sfmlkbreakfast2008@yahoo.com

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association- President David Chiu
When: January 19, 2009 - Monday
7 to 8 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting with guest Supervisor David Chiu from District 3. Mohammed Nuru, Deputy Director of DWP and police officials will also speak.
Information: middlepolk.blogspot.com

January 20, 2009 - Tuesday

Inauguration Breakfast - EmergeAmerica
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
7:30 a.m.
Where: The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, 11th FloorS.F.
What: Watch the inauguration. $50 up.
Information: www.emergca.org
Source: Democracy Action www.democracyinaction.org

Watch Presidential Inauguration
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
9 a.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Watch swearing in and acceptance speech of president-election Barack Obama. Celebratory cake or refreshments. Co-sponsored by the African American Center. Free
Source: funcheapsf.com

Inauguration West 2009 - Renewing America's Promise
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30
Where: Green Room in War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Ave., Room 110, S.F.
What: Celebrate the inauguration with the San Francisco Democratic Party and Emerge at Inauguration West 2009. Join friends, neighbors and fellow campaign volunteers and activists for cocktails and hors oeuvres. $ 25. Host committee sponsors: Michael Bornstein, Mary Jung, Eric Mar, Melanie Nutter, Aaron Peskin, Laura Spanjian and Matt Tuchow. Hosted bar and appetizers.
RSVP by ordering tickets www.actblue.com/page/inaugurationsf or send check made out to the San Francisco Democratic Party, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E436, S.F. 94102
Information: elowe@sfdemocrats.org 415-626-1161

Presidential Inauguration Simulcast
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
Entry starts at 6 a.m.
Where: SF Civic Center Plaza, across from City Hall, San Francisco
What: NextArts is funding a huge screen and broadcast of the inauguration ceremony. NextArts asks that you bring new socks or underwear as a charitable donation (items must be new (tag still attached)
Information: mail@nextarts.org

January 21, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Board President David Chiu
January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
11:30 to 12:30
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, S.F.
What: Lunch with Board President David Chiu. RSVP paleman@sfchamber.com
Information: updated new website sfchamber.com

Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: Zephry's Cafe, 3643 Balboa Street, S.F.
What: Captain Richard Corriea invites you to discuss public safety issues and learn about community safety programs. At this meeting the Community Police Academy will speak about their programs.
Information: Officer Jill Connolly 666-8000

Police Commission - Special Meeting
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Community meeting in the Northern District, at the Tenderloin Elementary School, 627 Turk Street, S.F.
What: Hear comments from the public and Northern Station Captain Croce Casciato concerning public protections issues in the Northern District.
Information: www.sfgov.org/site/police

*Neighbors of San Francisco General Hospital
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, DeHaro and Southern Heights, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Will be discussing priorities for 2009. Help plan the strategy for opposing the helipad.
Information: stophelipad.com

January 22, 2009 - Thursday

Richmond District Democratic Club - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: January 22, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, S.F.
What: Monthly meeting. Supervisor Eric Mar will speak "Making History! New Challengers and Opportunities for S.F. Government".

January 23, 2009 - Friday

F.Y.I. - Crab Marinated
When: January 23, 2009 - Friday
Cocktails 6 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia Ave., San Francisco
What: F.Y.I Crab Marinated. $43. includes bottle house wine per four persons; salad, antipasto, pasta con pesto and pasta alla bolognese sauces, bread and butter , ice cream and coffee. Non-crab eaters, chicken or steak (prior by request). Make reservation. Pre-paid only by January 16, 2009.
RSVP - Charlie and Alene Meyers 415-665-5770
Information: Patty 861-2378

January 26, 2009 - Monday
*Labor-Community Speakout on the Ca Budget Crisis
When: January26, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m.
Where: Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Educational program on the California budget crisis. An San Francisco Labor Council education meeting uniting workers, students and users of public services.
  • Welcome by Tim Paulson and Chris Jackson
  • Overview of the California Fiscal Crisis.
  • Impacts on Public Services and Workers.
  • K-12 Education
  • Community Colleges
  • CSU
  • City and County of S.F.
  • Non-Profits providing public services.
  • State of Ca.
  • Questions and Answers.
  • Where next?
  • Unified Labor-Community approaches to the crisis.
  • The Governor's new 2009-10 Budget proposal
  • Repealing the 2/3 legislative majority requirement
  • Progressive Revenues
  • Statewide conference and Sacramento day of Action
Information: Pablo Rodriguez padrodriguez@yahoo.com

January 27, 2009 - Tuesday

*Richmond Community Coalition Quarterly Breakfast - Eric Mar
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
8:15 a.m to 10 a.m.
Where: Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue@ Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Guest Speaker: Supervisor Eric Mar. Hosted by Richmond Community Coalition. $20. suggested donation to the Richmond District Neighborhood Center.
RSVP and Information: kittyha@ramsinc.org

*San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Congestion Pricing
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: 235 Montgomery, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Have lunch with the Transportation Authority to get an update on the feasibility study of congestion pricing in San Francisco. RSVP paleman@sfchamber.com
Information: sfchamber.com

*SPUR - A Constitution convention in California
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
Where: SPUR, 312 Sutter, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
What: The Bay Area Council has called for the State of California to begin a process to consider changes to our system. Hear Bay Area Council President Jim Wunderman and Vice President for Communitions John Grubb as they explain the idea of the Constitutional Convention and what they are doing to make it happen. $5. non-members
Information: www.spur.org

*Rodel Rodis
When: January 27, 2009 - Tuesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Green Room, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
What: Lawrence Wong and Dr. Natalie Berg of the San Francisco Community College District cordially invite you to attend a buffet dinner and evening honoring Rodel Rodis for 18 years of public service as a College Trustee. $50. per person. Made checks payable to Dr. Natalie Berg, c/o Forest City Development Attn: Andrew Bryant, 835 Market Street, Suite 850, S.F. Ca. 94103. Unused proceeds from the event will go towards a CCSF scholarship fund in the name of Trustee Rodel Rodis.

January 29, 2009 - Thursday

*Second Community Peace Meeting
When: January 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Everett Middle School, 450 Church, San Francisco
What: Follow-up meeting to the meeting held on September 9, 2008 in response to increased violence in the Mission District.
Information: Mission Community Council www.micocosf.org

January 30, 2009 - Friday

*California State Judge Herbert Donaldson
When: January 30, 2009 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Memorial service for Judge Herbert Donaldson.

*New or changed items.


Rachael Norton: Take a look rachaelnorton.com.
Rachael's post from last night's school board meeting. Thank you!. Kim-Shree Maufas was selected President with Jane Kim being elected Vice President of the Board.

Please email any items or comments to: mission2894@gmail.com

Events change. Best to check before hand for any changes.


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