Monday, October 28, 2013

San Francisco Political Events - October/November



October 28, 2013 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: October 28, 2013 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, David Chiu
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Ethics Commission
When: October 28, 2013 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Y. Hur, Peter Kearne, Paull Renne

Bernal Heights Town Hall - Housing for human need, not corporate greed
When: October 28, 2013 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland, San Francisco
What: Bernal Heights Town Hall Meeting.  No Displacement.  No foreclosures or evictions.  Affordable Housing now.  With Supervisor David Campos and ACCE.  

Westside Democratic Club - Proposition A
When: October 28, 2013 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Westside Democratic Club -  Guest Speakers: Supervisor Mark Farrell and Jean Thomas - Debate -  Proposition A - Funding for Retirees' Health Care.

Sleep-In In Dolores Park 
When: October 28, 2013 - Monday
9:00 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, 18th Street and Dolores, San Francisco
What: In response to Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposed legislation to set uniform, citywide park closure hours, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting a sleep-in in Dolores Park the night before the legislation goes before the Board of Supervisors.

October 29, 2013 - Tuesday 

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: October 29, 2013 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, London Breed, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee

CCSF Student Labor Action Project - Screening of "Default"
When: October 29, 2013 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue,  Multi-Use Building Room, 140, San Francisco
What: CCSF Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) will be hosting a screening of "Default" and a panel discussion on student debt for Campus Equity Week.  Dinner will be provided.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Meeting - 1433 Bush Street Development
When: October 29, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood Association posted meeting notice for 10 story building at 1433 Bush Street near Polk.  The Developer of the development will be presenting his plans and asking for Neighborhood feedback.  Attend to voice your opinion.

October 30, 2013 - Wednesday 

Budget and Finance Committee
When: October 30, 2013 - Wednesday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Filipino American History Month Celebration
When: October 30, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed  Lee together with Philippine Consul General Marciano A. Payner Jr., Board of Education Commissioner Hydra Mendoza and in partnership with the Filipino American Arts Exposition request yoru attendance at the Filipino American History Month Celebration.

Fundraiser - Supervisor David Chiu - California State Assembly
When: October 30, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Fell Street and Fillmore Street, San Francisco (exact address upon RSVP)
What: An evening in support of Supervisor David Chiu's campaign for the California State Assembly.  David Chiu will continue his  devotion  to LGBT causes in a forum where he can impact all Californians.
Host Committee: Supervisor Scott Wiener, Jack Song, Gregory Flores, Susan Leal, Rebecca  Prozan, Debra Walker, John Baldo, Valerie Hendrix, Aaron Hyland, Fran Kipnis, Phong Le, Shane  Mayer , Howie Ng, Thanh Ngo, Andrew Vu, Kevin Edwards, Jim Illig, Steve Villano, Bentrish  Satarzadeh, Bob Rybicki and Anders Yang

Social Security and the  LGBT   Community - Know Your Rights and Claim Your Money
When: October 30, 2013 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Refreshments and Reception
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, Ceremonial Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
WhatSocial Security and the LGBT Community.  Know your rights and claim your money.  
Federal Social Security benefits are now available to married same-sex couples.
What the Windsor decision means for LGBT Social Security recipients.
Financial benefits that same-sex spouses, widows and their children can now access.
How to apply for benefits.
What the Social Security Administration is doing for couples who move to places that don't honor their marriage.
What happens to your Social Security disability benefits when you retire.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in partnership with Openhouse:
Moderator: Kate Kendell, Executive Director - National Center for Lesbian Rights
Remarks by: Dan Bernal, Chief of Staff, Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Panelists include:
Grace Kim, Regional Commissioner
Max Richtman, President & CEO
Web Phillips, Senior Legislative Representative
Deb Kinney Esq.
 Andy Chu
Seth Kilbourn, Executive Director
Community Co-Sponsors: 
AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, API Wellness Center, Black Coalition on AIDS, Community Living Campaign, Institute on Aging, LGBT Community Partnership, Lyon-Martin Health Services, Project Open Hand, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti, UCSF LGBT Resource Center, UCSF Alliance Health Project and Bay Times. 
Free of Charge but seating is limited.  Please RSVP by October 26th - 415-296-8995 ext 301

Community Meeting - Future of Coit Tower
When: October 30, 2013 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: You are invited to participate in a community meeting about the future of Coit Tower.
Recreation and Park Department will make a presentation about their plans to replace the concession company that runs the gift shop and elevator concession at Coit Tower. 
Information:  protect 

October 31, 2013 - Thursday


Halloween March to tell Mayor Lee:  Protect Our City College!
When: October 31, 2013 - Thursday
3:30 p.m. - March - CCSF, 790 Eddy Street
4:00 p.m. rally City Hall steps
Where: CCSF Civic Center Campus, 790 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: On Halloween, join the march to deliver several thousand postcards to Mayor Lee telling him to Protect Our City College.  March down Polk Street for a rally on the City Hall  steps  at 4:00 p.m.We need Our City College to keep its broad mission and protect educational access for low-income and immigrant communities, veterans, older adults, displaced workers and so many others.  
Sign postcard:

November 2, 2013 - Tuesday

SFUSD's Eary Bird Workshops on 2014-2015 Student Enrollment Cycle and Annual Enrollment Fair
When: November 2, 2013 - Tuesday
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Concourse Exhibit Center, 635 8th Street (at Brannan Street), San Francisco
What: San Francisco Unified School District 2014-2015 Enrollment Fair.  See all the public schools and attend workshops on the Enrollment process, transitional kindergarten, special education, language pathways, middle school feeders, after-school programs, and the Lowell application process. Here is where you can begin your search for the right school by talking to representatives from all of our schools.
Information: SFUSD Education Place Center - 415-750-8500
Source: San Francisco  School  Board Member  Kim-Shree Maufas

 November 3, 2013 - Sunday

Fall Back - Change Clocks!

November 5, 2013 - Tuesday

Election Day!!!  - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - ( note different location)
When: November 5, 2013 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Potrero Hill Democratic Club monthly meeting.  Normal meeting location was not available as  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House is being used as a polling place.
CCSF Trustee Rafael Mandelman will present his recently proposed Resolution in Support of City College.
Supervisor Malia Cohen will also be there to speak informally and answer questions.
Light refreshments, no-host bar.

November 7, 2013 - Thursday

Demystifying Housing Supply/Demand Theory for San Francisco
When: November 7, 2013 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Can We Really Build Our Way to Affordability?
Demystifying Housing Supply/Demand Theory for San Francisco
A Community Forum presented by Urban Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives 
Co-Sponsored by San Francisco Information Clearinghouse, San Francisco Progressive Media Center, San Francisco Magazine
Doug Engmann
Calvin Welch
Michael Yarne
Tim Colen
Farhad Manjoo
Fernando Marti (moderator)
Source: facebook

November 9, 2013 - Saturday

Get the Facts: A Community Healthcare Forum featuring Covered CA sponsored by Assemblymember Phil Ting and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
When: November 9, 2013 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: True Hope SF, 950 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco

San Francisco NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Gala - Bayard Rustin Coalition
When: November 9, 2013 - Saturday
6:00 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Where: Hilton Hotel Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
What: Help fund a Table for Bayard Rustin Coalition for the NAACP Gala.
Theme: "We Shall Not Be Moved until Justice Rolls down like a Mighty Stream!".
Tavis Smiley is the featured speaker. $150. 

Next calendar will be  Monday, November 4th    deadline 10:00 a.m.

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