Friday, January 16, 2009

SPUR - Supervisor David Campos

Attended a SPUR meeting Wednesday night to hear Supervisor David Campos - the new supervisor from District 9.

David Campos is clearly ready and prepared to be the District 9 Supervisor. Having been a lawyer, a Commissioner on the Police Commission and campaigning for at least a year in District 9 he knows what needs to be done.

Some of his comments:

  • He believes government is collaborative - "good ideas become better ideas".
  • He has an open door policy. He likes to look at different options and find common ground.
  • He his committed to working with the Mayor.
  • He wants to get away from the politics of personality.
  • He went to law school with Chair David Chiu.
  • He wants to develop public safety. He wants to work to help find a new police chief - to find someone who has the trust and respect of the community. He wants to expand police community foot patrols.
  • Budget concerns - should act and be thoughtful, consider the human impact, not do anything to make the recession worse, use best practices, efficiency, review contracts and make sure there are competitive bids. Review overtime, duplication - have accountability. Work with State and Federal government to find new funds.
  • Believes in "smart growth".
  • His strengths are public safety and caring about the school system (after school program and saving "rainy day fund").
  • Wants to promote local jobs - think creatively. Market and promote San Francisco.
  • He is not against development if it is the right kind of development. He wants economic growth and affordable housing.

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. Barack Obama is a co-sponsor of the Fair Elections Now Act in the Senate

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.

* Correction - 24th Annual Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr. & Community Breakfast
When: January 19, 2009 Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (time corrected)
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

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.

January 20, 2009 - Tuesday

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)

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.
Source: Democracy Action

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

*"Inaugural Celebration for Change"
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
5 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Ambassador Bar & Lounge, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Coleman Advocates and the Coleman Action Fund for Children is co-sponsoring a San Francisco-style "Inaugural Celebration for Change" to celebrate the election of President Obama. Watch Inaugural events and election highlights. Enjoy great music and hor d'oeuvres. This is a 21 and over event. Admission is free - donations requested.

*Entertainment Commission
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
What: General meeting. Agenda items off agenda:
  • State of the night time entertainment economy
  • Presentation on the Music and Culture Policy
Members of the Commission: Audrey Joseph, Jim Meko, Jordan Shlain, Terrance Alan, Joseph Pred and John Newlin.

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 or send check made out to the San Francisco Democratic Party, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E436, S.F. 94102
Information: 415-626-1161

*Ingleside Police Station Meeting
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: 1 Sergeant John Young Lane, Station's Community Room San Francisco
What: Monthly Community Relations Meeting. Guest speaker: Sergeant Mario Molina, renowned expert on gangs.

*Taraval Police Station Meeting
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: 2345 24th Avenue, S. F.
What: Monthly meeting

*The League of Young Voters - Unofficial Inaugural Ball
When: January 20, 2009 - Tuesday
8 p.m to 11 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission, San Francisco
What: You stoked that we're bout to have a new President? Want the big O to hear our hollering? Drinking! Free baked goods. $5. to $25. sliding scale.

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
Information: updated new website

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

*Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee Meeting
When: January 21, 2009 - Wednesday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda: Monthly overtime report.
Members: John Avalos, Sean Elsbernd, Ross Mirkarimi

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.

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.

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

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:

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

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 Communications John Grubb as they explain the idea of the Constitutional Convention and what they are doing to make it happen. $5. non-members

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

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.

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