Sunday, February 28, 2010

San Francisco Political Events as of March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010 - Monday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Public Safety Committee
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
10 a.m. (1:50 p.m. - hearing still going)
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Public Safety Issues Concerning Chronic Low-Level Crimes and Harassment:
Hearing on public safety issues concerning chronic low-level crimes and harassment, including a discussion on the feasibility of a "no sit and/or lie" law, requiring presentations from the San Francisco Police Department, the District Attorney's office, and the Human Services Agency, and requesting a representative from the City's Attorney's office to be present.
Members: David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi, Bevan Dufty

*HUD - Town hall meeting on housing Discrimination against LGBT Community
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LBGT Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic will host town hall meeting with members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community to explore the issue of housing discrimination that specifically targets them.
Others in attendance: Nick Panagopoulos, Mayor Newsom's LGBT community liaison, Kenneth Stram, San Francisco LGBT Community Center.
Information: Brian Sullivan -

March Against Muni!
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
5 p.m.
Where: Meet in the plaza at the start of the cable car track on Powell at the north side of Market. The protest will begin at the meeting point and continue down Market to Van Ness and end at City Hall.
What: March Against Muni is calling on you to protest and boycott Muni until our demands are met:
No more cuts
No more fare hikes
No more overcrowding
No more delays
No more rude drivers
No more exploiting seniors and disabled
No more filthy conditions
No more fare theft
No more excessive pay
No more paper fast passes

A Forum on our Future: The State of Public Education in 2010
When: March 1, 2010 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Join Citizen Hope, San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the New Leaders Councilfor a Forum on Public Education.
Moderator: Aimee Allison, KPFA Morning Show
Larry Aceves - Former San Jose Superintendent and Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Carlos Garcia - Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
Jane Kim - President, San Francisco Board of Education
N'Tanya Lee - Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children
The stakes could not be higher for our future. Come join this critical and timely discussion.
A mixer will follow the event.

March 2, 2010 - Tuesday

Commonwealth Club - California Choices: Pathways to Reform
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
8:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, Second Floor, San Francisco
What: Discussion on how greater public involvement could move California past its current crisis:
  • David Kennedy, History Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Mark DiCamillo, Director, California Field Poll
  • Noel Perry, Venture Capitalist and Founder, Next 10
  • Kathay Feng, California Common Cause
  • Annette Fuentes, New America Media
  • Lenny Mendonca, Bay Area Council
  • Sunne Wright McPeak, Caifornia Forward
Members - free, non-members must register either by going to or calling 415-957-0202 x 10.

*SFMTA - Board of Directors Meeting
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Item off agenda:
Public hearing to consider a declaration of fiscal emergency caused by the failure of agency revenues to adequately fund SFMTA operations, programs and facilities for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 pursuant to the California Public Resources Code and California Environmental Quality Act Implementing Guidelines.

*San Francisco Community Relations Union - Community meeting on Conducted Energy Device (taser)
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Community Relations Union is hosting a series of community meetings on the Conducted Energy Device (taser). Anyone having additional questions or concerns can write the Community Relations Unit at

Rebecca Prozan - Women for Rebecca Prozan
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Trigger, 2348 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rebecca Prozan for Supervisor in District 8.
Co-Chairs: District Attorney Kamala Harris, SupervisorMichela Alioto-Pier, School Board Commissioner Rebecca Norton, State Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee.
Hosts: Fairuz Abdullah, Julia Adams, Simona Agnolucci, Jessica Albert, Linda Allen, Rosie Atkins, Michele Bateman, Jackie Besser, Roberta Boomer, Kimberly Brandon, London Breed, Toni Broaddus, Margaret Brodkin, Angela Brown, Avery Brown, Darcy Brown, Julia Capozzoli, Anne Cervantes, Susan Christian, Monica Chung, Frederique Claremont, Jana Clark, Andrea Cohan, June Cravett, Nia Crowder, Carole Cullum, Janet Dancey, Ximena Delgado, Rebecca Doyle, Jen Drake, Aimee Feinberg, Ruthanne Feinberg, Sadie Ferguson, Gita Fielding, Katherine Forrest, Kathleen Franklin, Leigh Frazier, Cathy Garza, Rebecca Goldfader, Ruth Ann Gonzales, Rohini Gupta, Roma Guy, Karen Hallett, Meena Harris, Nancy Harris, Laura Rice Heath, Sarah Hollenbeck, Linda Hunter, Aasma Hussain, Caryl Ito, Lynn Jefferson, Daisy Jiang, Sharon Johnson, Mary Jung, Dorka Keehn, Lenlee Keep, Linda Klee, Kate Monico Klein, Ellee Koss, Rebekah Krell, Sara Kunitake, Annette Lantos, Katy Picon Lao, Dyanna Lechuga, Amy Lee, Tina Lee, Elaine Leeming, Kathryn Lenhart, Linda Leu, Terry Picon Levy, Jane Lloyd, Jennifer Longley, Julie Lopez, Naomi Lempert Lopez, Van Ly, Maggie Lynch, Avenue McBride, Bernie Melvin, Debbie Mesloh, Sophie Middlebrook, Chloe Milne, Cheri Mims, Sally Morin, Emily Morse, Emily Murase, Tamara Murray, Zoanne Nordstrom, Diane Nutting, Mary Ellen O'Brien, Olivia Ongpin, Cindy Ossias, Kriztina Palone, Tammy Paster, Shilpa Patel, Susan Pfeiffer, Stacey Pratt, Mary Rickles, Rosemarie Ring, Nicole Rivera, Tina Roberts, Katherine Roubus, Patty Jo Ruthland, Emily Salgado, Cheryl Sena, Sunny Schwartz, Jennifer Shearer, Anna Shimko, Andrea Shorter, Lateefah Simon, Kimberly Smith, Sandy Sochot, Julie Soo, Catherine Stefani, Stephanie Ong Stillman, Betty Sullivan, Paris Tamanti, Jordanna Thigpen, Shannon Tobin, Nancy Tung, Johanna Silva Waki, Charla Welch, Lisa Williams, Lorraine Woodruff-Long
Donation levels: $25. to $500.
Information: RSVP

Phil Ting Birthday Bash
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
Where: Eastside West, 3154 Fillmore Street @ Greenwich, San Francisco
What: Support Re-Election of San Francisco Assessor-RecorderPhil Ting.
Tickets $50. up

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Community Choice Town Hall
When: March 2, 2010
6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, 4th Floor Ceremonial Room, San Francisco
What: Learn how San Francisco can be powered on 50% clean electricity within the next decade, and at the same or lower rates from PG&E. Discussion on Community Choice Aggregation legislation.
Guests include:
Former State Senator Carole Migden - author of the Community Choice Aggregation legislation.
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond
Featured Presenters:
Paul Fenn, Chris Jackson, John Rizzo and Eric Brooks
Moderators: Milk Club Political VP Linette Peralta Haynes and SF Bay Guardian Editor-in-Chief Tim Redmond
Convener: Tom Taylor, Milk Club Environmental Caucus Chair.
Everyone welcomed. Free.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Superior Court candidates - India Basin Neighborhood Association
When: March 2, 2010 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street @ Southern Heights, San Francisco
What: From agenda:
India Basin Neighborhood Association will present their Shoreline Community Vision, promoting comprehensive planning, economic success, environmental protections, transportation improvements and recreational opportunities.
Judicial Forum of candidates for contested seats on San Francisco Superior Court.
Other candidates and ballot measures TBA.
Members will hold a discussion and vote at the end of the meeting.

March 3, 2010 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police DepartmentCompstat Meeting - Metro Division
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite Memorial, 2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco
What: COMPSTAT is a crime control model. A basic road map to fight crime. Accurate and timely intelligence, effective tactics, rapid deployment and follow-up and assessment

San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Items from Agenda:
  • Chief's Report - Update on significant policing efforts by Department members
  • Discussion and possible action to authorize the Chief of Police to develop modifications of Department General Orders "Use of Force" to include the use of Conducted Energy Devices (taser) and to develop policies, practices, training and implementation programs consistent with professional best practices and contemporary technology.
Commissioners: Joe Marshall - President, Thomas Mazzucco, Petra Dejesus, Yvonne Y. Lee, David Onek, Vincent Pan, James Hammer

*SFWPC 2010 - Collaboration is Everything
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna, 272 McAllister Street, San Francisco
What: Member Appreciation Night and New Member Networking. Join 2010 Board of Directors, members and friends at Happy Hour and Membership event.
2010 Objectives:
  • Elect and appoint more women into positions of leadership in San Francisco
  • Keep women and families in San Francisco, focusing on economic independence, education and housing policies
2010 Board of Directors:
  • Heidi Sieck - President
  • Catalina Ruiz Healy - Vice President
  • Jacqueline Piccini - Treasurer
  • Leah Rowell - Secretary - Recording
  • Michelle Myers - Secretary - Corresponding
  • Shakari Byerly - Policy Chair
  • Annie Egan - Fundraising Chair
  • Kay Vasilyeva - Public Relations Chair
  • Frances Hsieh - Endorsement Chair
  • Susan McIntyre - Endorsement Co-Chair
  • Ellen Hong - Membership Outreach Chair/Programs Co-Chair
  • Suzy Loftus - Programs Co-Chair
  • Leah Pimental - Programs Co-Chair
  • Jaynry Mak - Advisory Council Chair
  • Melanie Nutter - Advisory Council Special Projects - Co-Chair
  • Benj Jurcisin - Advisory Council Special Projects Co-Chair
  • Information:
*State Budget Crisis: What does it mean for San Francisco's Public Schools?
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco.
What: Learn about the largest cuts to education funding in California history and discuss ways the district can address these cuts.

Dolores Park Renovation Park Meeting
When: March 3, 2010 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Street, San Francisco
What: The Parks Department with Supervisor Bevan Dufty's office will host the first official public meeting on the upcoming Dolores Park renovation project. " Shining Light on 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Projects: Mission Dolores Park"

March 4, 2010 - Thursday

*San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Rules Committee
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
Hearing on the Juvenile Probation Department's status regarding the implementation of Ordinance No. 228-09 on the confidentiality of Juveniles' Immigration Status, which the Board of Supervisors passed on November 10, 2009.
Members: David Campos, Michela Alioto-Pier, Eric Mar

*SPUR - The City Budget: San Francisco Capital Plan
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Each year, San Francisco updates its 10-year Capital Plan and budget. Hear how the City plans to prop up and pay for its infrastructure in the current economic climate. Brian Strong and Adam Van de Water from the City's Capital Planning Program and Charles Higueras from the Department of Public Works will speak.
$5. non-members -

*Recreation and Park Commission Meeting
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Item from agenda:
San Francisco Botanical Garden and Coit Tower - Discussion and possible action to approve a non-resident fee for entrance into the the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the elevator ride at Coit Tower.
Rec and Park Commission: Mrk Buell, Tom Harrison, Gloria Bonilla, David Lee, Meagan Levitan, Larry Martin, Michael J. Sullivan

March 4 Day of Action
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: Rally at Civic Center, San Francisco
What: Full funding for public education and social services. Progressive taxation now. Save our schools and public services.
Rally sponsored by United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), California Faculty Association, AFT Local 2121 and the San Francisco Labor Council.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - March Masquerade
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Medjool Restaurant, 2522 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Fiona Ma's birthday.

*District 3 Democratic Club - June ballot measures overview
When: March 4, 2010 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Learn about statewide June ballot measures and hear from guest speakers, including State Senator Mark Leno, State Senator Leland Yee, San Francisco Sierra Club's John Rizzo and organizer Joni Eisen

March 5, 2010 - Friday

SPUR - District 3 walking tour with Supervisor David Chiu
When: March 5, 2010 - Friday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: See Chinatown through the eyes of District Supervisor David Chiu. The Supervisor will take people on a one hour tour to some of his favorite spots. $10. Limit 25 people per tour. SPUR members only.

*Opening of "Windows into the Tenderloin"
When: March 5, 2010 - Friday
3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Corner of Jones Street and Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Muralist Mona Caron will unveil "Windows into the Tenderloin", her new public mural spanning the northeast corner of Jones Street and Golden Gate Ave. in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
Mural is comprised of several distinct panels, each inspired by different people and facets of history of the Tenderloin community. After the street event there will an indoor reception at 134 Golden Gate Avenue.

* Delayed Entertainment Commission - Special Meeting
When: (delayed until March 31, 2010 March 5, 2010 - Friday
5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 406, San Francisco
What: Delayed Hearing on Club Suede until March 31, 2010
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March 6, 2010 - Saturday

*Plaza Adelante Grand Opening Community Festival
When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2301 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Plaza Adelante Grand Opening. Plaza Adelante is the first, and only community-based asset development center in San Francisco.
Partners include: Mission Economic Development Agency, Mission Asset Fund, CAMINOS Pathways Learning Center, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center. There will be speakers, entertainment and food.
Confirmed speakers:
Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute, MEDA Board President
Supervisor David Campos
Supervisor Chris Daly
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
State Seator Mark Leno
Myrna Melgar, Mayor's Office of Housing
Rebeca Rangel, Bank of the West

*Potrero Branch Library Re-Opening
When: March 6, 2010 - Saturday
1 p.m.
Where: 1616 20th Street, San Francisco
What: Re-opening of Potrero Branch Library.

March 7, 2010 - Sunday

*United Irish Cultural Center - Fundraiser
When: March 7, 2010 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: United Irish Cultural Center 35th Year. Breakfast/brunch, Irish coffee, Silent Auction, Raffles, Irish Music and Dancing. Parking lot will be closed for Childrens events .
Adults $12., Children 12 and under $5.
Information: Theresa Moore 415-661-2700

March 8, 2010 - Monday

*International Women's Day Breakfast
When: March 8, 2010 - Monday
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Civic Center, 50 8th Street, San Francisco
What: International Women's Day Global Arts and Education Inc. will honor six outstanding six outstanding Bay Area women and organizations:
Extraordinary Public Service Award: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
Annie M. Powell Community Service Award: Lynette Sweet, BART Director
Organization of the Year: Filipina Women's Network, Marily Modejar
Community Advocate of the Year - Zula Jones, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Unsung Herioine Award: Farah Makras and Michelle Lacourciere, Sirona Cares Foundation

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