Monday, May 5, 2014

San Francisco May Political Events


 Added events:
May 8 - When We Win:  Spotlight on Jobs with SF
May 10 - North Beach Branch Library set to reopen
May 18 - David Campos brunch/fundraiser

May 5, 2014 - Monday

Early Voting
When: Starting May 5th for June 3rd  election
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Where:  City Hall, Department of Elections
What:  Beginning May 5th, any voter can vote at the Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall.

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  May 5, 2014 -  Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen

10th Anniversary APA Heritage Month 2014
When:  May 5, 2014 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Metreon, 135 Fourth Street, Suite 4000, San Francisco
What:  Mayor Ed Lee and the APA Heritage Celebration Committee invite you to the official celebration of APA Heritage Month.  Complimentary Ethnic festivities, dances, food and wine.  Children and all ages welcome.

May 6, 2014 - Tuesday

Ellis Act Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee, Sacramento
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  The Capitol Building, John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203, 4th Floor,  Sacramento, Ca.
What:  Tenants Together -  Ellis Act Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee.  Time for Ellis Act reform is NOW.
Elllis Act reform, authored by State Senator Mark Leno needs to make  it out of this committee  before  it can go for a vote in the Senate.  Join others in filling the hearing room and demonstrating our strength in numbers. 
Information:   tenants

SFMTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Board of Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Board of Supervisors
When:  May 6, 2014 - 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

Entertainment Commission
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Bryant Tan, Glendon Hyde, Audrey Joseph, Al Perez, Barbara Campagnoli, Naomi Akers, Steven Lee

 Housing Our City
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Housing Our City:  Co-presented:  Housing Our City with SPUR, Pecha Kucha San Francisco San Francisco AIA, San Francisco Housing Action  Coalition.
How will we house all the people who want to live in San Francisco.  What strategies have worked in other cities?  Presenters:
David Baker - David Baker Architects
Lou Vasquez - Build Inc,
Tomiquia Moss - HopeSF Initiative
Brandon Banaugh - BAR Architects
Fernado Marti - CCHO
Jessy Schingler - Open Door
Wendy MacNaughton - Author and Illustrator: " Meanwhile in San Francisco:  The City in Its Own Words"
Chris Colin - Author:  "What  To Talk About"
Ellen Burke - Grow City Studio
$10. non-members

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Housing crisis 
When:  May 6, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro, San Francisco
What:  Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Thought provoking discussion regarding the Housing Crisis:
Tim Colen - Executive Director - SF Housing Action Coalition
Sara Shortt - Executive Director, SF Housing Rights Committee
Calvin Welch - founder, Council of Community Housing Organizations
Brad Paul - Deputy Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments will moderate.
Program co-sponsored by San Francisco for Democracy
Endorsed campaigns of Derek Cressman for Secretary of State, Betty Yee for Controller and Yes on B (Voter Approval for Waterfront Development Height Increases) have been invited to speak briefly.

May 7, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Sub-Committee
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos

Budget and Finance Committee
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

Alex Padilla - Secretary of State
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Don Ramon's, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
What:  Support Alex Padilla for Secretary of State.  
Join Fiona Ma, Mark Leno, Dennis Herrera, George Gascon, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Leslie Katz to welcome Alex Padilla to San Francisco and support his campaign.
RSVP:  Maggie Rothschild

Police Commission
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Thomas Mazzucco, Julius Turman, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Victor Hwang, Suzy Loftus

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - Endorsement Vote
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Redford Bar, 673 Geary, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Women's Political Committee. Members in good standing who have attended at least (3) qualifying events within one year can vote in the endorsement process.  
Information:  Tara Sullivan

FDR Democrats - Membership Meeting
When:  May 7, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What:  FDR Democrats membership meeting:
Speaker:  Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -  will update people on the programs and activities of his office - including work with inmates with mental health diagnoses.
Hear about upcoming hearing at the Board of  Supervisors regarding the City's hiring of people with disabilities that was called by Supervisor Eric Mar at FDR Dems request.

May 8, 2014 - Thursday

20th Anniversary Bike To Work Day
When: May 8, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  In every neighborhood of San Francisco.  Hosted by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  May 8, 2014 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

Planning Commission
When:  May 8, 2014 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antoini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

David Campos - Birthday Party/Fundraiser
When:  May 8, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Birthday Party/Fundraiser for David Campos - Candidate for 17th State Assembly.
Hosted by Laura Guzman, Laura Thomas and Gabriel Haaland.  

When We Win:  Spotlight on Jobs with Justice SF
When:  May 8, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Center for Political Education, 522 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  Join The Center for Political Education, Jobs with Justice and healthcare worker organizers for an open discussion to demystify and deconstruct JWJ's successful campaign to "Rebuilding CPMC the Right Way" Featuring:
Feng Kung - lead organizer at Jobs with Justice San Francisco
Gordon Mar - Executive Director of Jobs with Justice San Francisco
Pilar Schiavo - organizer for California Nurses Association.
James Tracy - Lead organizer for Community Housing Partnership.

May 9, 2014 - Friday

Chinese American Democratic Club's 56th Annual Dinner
When:  May 9, 2014 - Friday
6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
Where:  Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What:  CADC 56th Annual Dinner.  Come meet our elected officials and candidates:
Wayne Lee, Katy Tang, Carmen Chu, Fiona Ma, Betty Yee, James Fang, Marlene Tran, Paul Miyamoto, Emily Murase, Paul Fong, Sam Kang, David Chiu, David Campos, David Canepa, Jeff Adachi. 
RSVP - Payment to CADC c/o Calvin Louie, 838 Grant, Suite 402, San Francisco  415-397-6411

May 10, 2014 - Saturday

SPUR - Public Update and Open House on Ocean Beach Master Plan Implementation Projects
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:  County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  The Ocean Beach Master Plan, a vision for San Francisco's western coast, recommends ways to improve coastal access, restore ecological function and protect critical infrastructure in the face of chronic erasing and sea level rise.  Join SPUR and project partners for an update.  

Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women - Tea & Conversation
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where:  Crown Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What:  Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women - Tea & Conversation with San Francisco First Lady Anita Lee and Noosheen Hashemi - President and co-Founder, The Hand Foundation with Mothers & Daughters Together "Celebrating Girls Who One Day Will Influence the World"  Informal conversation with girls 9-12.  Sharing their dreams, developing there own sense of self.  
RSVP Tickets:  $88-$178. Limited seating

David Campos Mamas for Campos!
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  215 Fair Oaks, San Francisco
What:  Mamas for Campos!  This Mother's Day weekend, we're celebrating all our wonderful Mama and Children supporters with an event during the Fair Oaks Street Fest.  Come on by for food, refreshments and activities for kids, including a hula-hoop contest, bean bag toss and art projects.  Campos Lemonade Stand out in front!

North Beach Branch Library Re-Opening
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  850 Columbus, San Francisco
What:  North Beach Branch Library Re-Opening.  Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisor President David Chiu, City Librarian Luis Herrera will be attending.

Young San Franciscans for Chiu Biergarten Happy Hour
When:  May 10, 2014 - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Biergarten, 424 Octavia, San francisco
What:  Young San Franciscans for Chiu Biergarten Happy Hour.  Join David Chiu and the Chiu Crew for a Happy Hour at Biergarten.  David's campaign for the state assembly is making a stop at the  Hayes  Valley institution to greet neighborhood folks and spread the word about David.  Come by for food and drinks and to meet other David Chiu supporters.  

May 11, 2014 - Sunday

Mothers' Day

Electoral Mass:  Ride for Campos
When:  May 11, 2014 -  Sunday 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  16th Street Mission, meet at the North Plaza (NE corner) of the 16th Street BART Station.   San Francisco
What:  Electoral Mass:  Ride for Campos.  Line up with Campos for Assembly.  Celebrate Bike Month, Mother's Day.  Tell your friends, the Mission and all of San Francisco why you're behind Campos.  Ride with music, video and great conversation.  Post-ride happy hour at Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco.

May 13, 2014 - Tuesday

Brown v. Board of Education at 60:  Examining Racial Equity in San Francisco Education
When:  May 13, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  Brown v Board of Education at 60.  Join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the Lawyers' Committee of Civil Rights, the University of San Francisco School of Education and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth for a conversation honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision.  The event will focus on the continuing  legacy  of Brown v. Board of Education and the successes and continued challenges of achieving racial equity in the San Francisco schools.  Moderated by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, the even will include historical context, student reflections, and an interactive panel discussion.  Refreshments will be served.  

Citizen's Committee on Community Development - Community Meeting
When:  May 13, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Golden Gate Park,   County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Citizen's Committee on Community Development will host community meeting to discuss the grants that fund Housing, Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Services and Capital Programs in San Francisco.  
Information:  415-701-5500

Westside Democratic Club  - To "B" or not to "B".
When:  May 13, 2014 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where:  Taraval  Police Station Community Room, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Westside Democratic Club -   "To "B" or not to "B" Come here both sides debate Proposition B, the waterfront height limit initiative.  Speaking for Prop. B is former Mayor Art Agnos and  Tim Hester from the Yes on B Campaign.  Speaking against Prop. B - Mission Creek resident and advocate, Corinne Woods and San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Executive Director, Tim Colen.

May 14, 2014 - Wednesday

Coit Tower reopening ceremony
When:  May 14, 2014 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
Where:  Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill, San Francisco
What:  Reopening of Coit Tower which has been undergoing renovation and mural restoration.  Ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell, Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.

San Francisco Young Democrats General Meeting and  local ballot measures June Endorsements
When:  May 14, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Mr. Smith's, 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  SFYD endorsement meeting for local ballot measures on the June 3rd election.
Speaking also from 2014 elections:
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu
District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen
Representative for Tony Kelly's campaign for Supervisor
Daniel Flores for SF Superior Court Judge
Carol Kingsley for SF Superior Court Judge
Kimberly Williams for SF Superior Court Judge.  
Membership will vote to endorse judicial candidates at next general meeting in June.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will give a report on the Sheriff Department's initiatives on public safety, the jail system and mental illness.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Homelessness in San Francisco:  A Panel Discussion
When:  May 14, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - Neighbor meet and greet
7:30 p.m. - Program
Where:  St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What:  Noe Valley Democratic Club -  Homelessness in San Francisco:  A Panel Discussion
Panel participants include:
Bevan Dufty - Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships, and Engagement (HOPE SF)
Dr. Kim Norman, UCSF Dept of Psychiatry
Jennifer Friedenbach, Direction of the Coalition on Homelessness.

Lez Elect Campos!
When:  May 14, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Lexington Club, 3464 19th Street, San Francisco 
What:  Come meet Supervisor David Campos and show your support in getting him elected to the State Assembly.

May 15, 2014 - Thursday

Community Forum on Proposed Development for 16th Street and Mission Plaza
When:  May 15, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco
What:  Community Forum on proposed development for 16th Street and Mission Plaza hosted by The Plaza 16 Coalition.  Learn more about the largest market rate development in this history of the Mission will impact neighborhood residents, community organizations and mom and pop businesses.  
Be part of a community-based effort where the needs of people come before the needs of multimillion-dollar profits.

May 17, 2014 - Saturday

10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration produced by AsianWeek Foundation
When:  May 17, 2014 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  In front of the Asian Art Museum, Larkin and McAllister Streets,  leading up to the Little Saigon District. San Francisco. Free, open to the public.
What:  Asian Heritage Street Celebration.  

May 18, 2014 - Sunday

Bay to Breakers 2014
When:  May 18, 2014 - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - Race Starts
10:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony

David Campos for Assembly  Brunch/Fundraiser
When:  May 18, 2014 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  218 Genebern Way, San Francisco
What:  David Campos for Assembly Brunch/Fundraiser 
Host Committee:  Guillermina Castellanos, Brenda Barros, Karla Garcia, Estela Garcia, Itala Portal, Nancy Eligio-Andrade, Lourdes Alarcon, Roma Guy, Maria Luz Torre, Gladys Soto, Giovanna Soto

May 19, 2014 - Monday

San Francisco Democratic Women in Action Membership and Endorsement Meeting
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  SF Democratic Women in Action Spring General  Membership  and Endorsement Meeting.
Candidates Meet and Greet.  

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