Monday, May 19, 2014

San Francisco Political Events - May/June 2014

May 19, 2014 - Monday

Deadline - today is last day  to register to vote  for June election -

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
1:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Scott Wiener, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen
Information: -  John Avalos
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Where:   IT Bookman Community Center, 446 Randolph Street, San Francisco
What:  Community meeting to learn more about Transportation 20130 with Supervisor  John Avalos, a strategic infrastructure investment program proposed for November's general election ballot.  Representatives of the SFMTA and San Francisco Public Works will host open house .
Information: Lucy Liu

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club 
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What:  Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club meeting:
Sheriff Mirkarimi will update about the work being done in the Sheriff's office on a number of initiatives regarding public safety and  rehabilitation  both inside and outside the jail system.
Update from Supervisor Scott Wiener on the efforts related to Soda Tax.

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.  

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association Waterfront Development
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood Association meeting.  Discussing the June ballot initiative about Waterfront Development.  Will hear both for and against arguments.
Information:  Frank Cannata 

SF League of Pissed-off Voters - June Election Voter Guide Release Party!
When:  May 19, 2014 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  SF League of Pissed-off Voters Voter Guide Release Party.  Grab a drink and a stack of guides.  Educate your friends, family and roommates.  Around 8:00 p.m. will go over the more complicated bits of the ballot.

May 20, 2014 - Tuesday

San Francisco Housing Authority
When:  May 20, 2014 - Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 430, San Francisco
Housing Authority:  Joaquin Torres, Jaci Fong, Phil Arnold, Leroy Lindo, Patrick Thomas, Ted Yamasaaki

SFMTA - Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When:  May 20, 2014 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
SFMTA Board of Directors:  Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Malcolm heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When:  May 20, 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

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission  Citizens' Advisory Committee
When:  May 20, 2014 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  525 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Floor, Tuolumne Conference Room, San Francisco
What:  Agenda includes Presentation and Discussion - Clean Power SF Update
Citizens' Advisory Committee:  Wendy Aragon, Suki Kott, David Pilpel, Ted Loewenberg, Mark Connors, Walt Farrell, Javierre PruittHill, Art Taylor, Marjorie Goodwin, Jennifer Clary, Avni Jamdar, Nicole Sandkulla, Tamar Barlev, Eli Saddler, Tracy Zhu

Entertainment Commission
When:  May 20, 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
Information: -  Jane Kim
When:  May 20, 2014 - Tuesday 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Where:   South of Market Rec Center, 270 6th Street, San Francisco
What:  Community meeting to learn more about Transportation 20130 with  Supervisor  Jane  Kim   a strategic infrastructure investment program proposed for November's general election ballot.  Representatives of the SFMTA and San Francisco Public Works will host open house .
Information: Lucy Liu

Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods
When:  May 20, 2014 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Northern Police Station Community Room, San Francisco
What:  General Assembly Meeting.
Hosts:  Liberty Hill Neighborhood Assn., Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee
Program:  Affordable Housing: Speakers:  Peter Cohen and Fernado Marti, Council of Community Housing Organization (CCHO) Co-Directors

May 21, 2014 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 278, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Karl Hasz, Andrew Wolfram, Aaron Hyland, Ellen Johnck, Richard S. E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman
What:  Preserving our Heritage through Guide Guidelines - San Francisco Planning Department and Vincent L. Michael - workshop and discussion on design guidelines for the historic structures and district in San Francisco.  

APAPA Bay Area Youth Leadership - Assembly District 17 Town Hall Debate - David Campos and David Chiu
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Doors open
6:00 p.m. - Program
Where:  San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  APAPA-SF is holding a town hall debate for the Assembly District 17 race.  Both candidates will be speaking about their campaigns and the pressing issues facing the API community in the District.

San Francisco Tomorrow Annual Awards Dinner
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Where:  Delancey Street, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Tomorrow Annual Awards Dinner.
Jack Morrison Lifetime Achievement Award:  Rebecca Evans - Environment Champion
Unsung Heroes - Tim Redmond - Progressive Journalist
Sara Shortt and Tommi Avicolli Mecca - Housing Rights Committee
Keynote Address:  Former Mayor Art Agnos.
2014 SFT Patrons:  Tom Ammiano, Mark Leno, Jennifer Clary, Aaron Peskin and Nancy Shanahan, Sue Bushnell, Bernie Choden and Lois Scott, Denise D'Anne, Angelo Figone, Robert Friese, Brenda Doyle Jeffers, Andreas Katz, Tony Kelly, James Lew, Esther Marks, Mary Anne Miller, Jane Morrison, Jake Sigg, Peter Straus, Steve Williams
Sponsors:  Eddie Chin, Bruce Balshone, R. Joseph Bernard, John Casserly, Sue Cauthen, Aruthur Chang, Joni Eisen, Robert Erickson, Arthur Feinstein, Aaron Goodman, Ruth Gravanis, Joann Hendricks, Gerry Hurtado, Judy Irving, Pelican Media, Charlotte Maeck, Zoanne Nordstrom, Glenn Rogers, Nan and Nathan Ross, Adam Scow, Edward Van Egri, Johanna Wald, Howard Wong, Claire Zvanski
RSVP:  Jane Morrison 415-564-1482 by May 15th. -   Eric Mar
When:   May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
 5:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m.  
Where:   Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco 
What:  Community meeting to learn more about Transportation 20130 with  Supervisor   Eric Mar  a strategic infrastructure investment program proposed for November's general election ballot.  Representatives of the SFMTA and San Francisco Public Works will host open house .
Information: Lucy Liu

District 5 Democratic Club - June Election
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Martin Macks, 1568 Haight Street, San  Francisco 
What:  District 5 Democratic Club meeting - June Election.  
Meet candidates running for Judge and Assembly and list to the pros and cons of various ballot measures.  

Folks for Polk - Pub Talk
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where:  Bitters Bock & Rye, 1117 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Folks for Polk meeting:
Lower Polk Contraflow and Pedestrian Upgrades.  - What's in the Pipeline for Polk's Redesign?
What's Transportation 2030? Why does it matter?
Mohammed Nuru, Director Sf Dept. of Public Works
Seleta Reynolds, Director Livable Streets Section, SFMT
Brian Strong, Director SF Capital Planning Committee
Alicia John-Baptiste, Chief of Staff, SFMTA
Free food and drink.
Suggested contribution: $5.

San Francisco Young Democrats Awards Ceremony
When:  May 21, 2014 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Chambers eat + Drink, 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Young Democrats over food and drinks as the honor Former Assemblymember Fiona Ma for Advocate of the Year and Supervisor Katy Tang for Young Democrat  of the Year.  Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.  $40. non member (includes membership)
$20 individual ticks for SFYD members.
SFYD members ho bring two new members to the event will get to attend for free.

May 22, 2014 - Thursday

Milk Line for the Milk Stamp
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 4304 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Milk Line for the Milk Stamp.  On May 22nd 2014 the Nation releases the first stamp dedicated to remember Harvey Milk.  No speeches, no politics, just a Milk Line for the Milk Stamp.  During Harvey's campaign days, Jim Rivaldo and Dick Pabich created the spectacle of the Milk Line, people lined up carrying signs that said Milk for Supervisor.  
Come as you are, dress up, carry signs, flags and enjoy Harvey Milk Day.

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors:  London Breed, Katy Tang, David Chiu

Planning Commission
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Cindy Wu, Rodney Fong, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

City and School District Select Committee
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors:  Jane Kim, John Avalos, Mark Farrell
Commissioners:  Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Sandra Lee Fewer, Jill Wynns

 Human Rights Commission
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San  Francisco
Commissioners:  Susan Belinda Christian, Mark Kelleher, Sheryl Evans Davis, Faye Woo Lee, Michael Pappas, Richard Pio Roda, Michael Sweet

Harvey Milk's 84th Birthday Party - Let's Make History Again
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 short speaking program
Where:  Beaux, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk's 84th Birthday Party.  Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, former State Senator Carole Migden, State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Supervisor David  Campos for a celebration of Harvey's life on what would be his 84th birthday.
Harvey Milk-shakes prepared at the bar
50/50 raffle prize
Birthday care and cupcakes
Harvey Milk Club 1-shirts for sale
Live DJ and a special performance

CUAV 35th Anniversary Open House
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  427 South Van Ness, San Francisco
What:  CUAV (Community United Against Violence) is turning 35.  From the White Night Riots of 1979 to challenging the systems that criminalize us in 2014, CUAV has been at the forefront of LGBTQ safety.  Come celebrate CUAV's 35 years of work.
Host Committee
David Campos, Shawna Virago, Tina D'Elia, Manish Vaidya, Jaron Browne, Dawn Huston, Cora Lee Garcia

David Campos 2014 - Art Benefit for David Campos for State Assembly
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Steven Wolf Fine Arts, 2747 19th Street, San Francisco
What:  David Campos 2014 - Benefit for David Campos for State Assembly
Donating Artists:  Adam Felbelman Alan Gonzalez-Suman Andy Vogt Andrea Sonnenberg Andres Guerrero Andrew Schoultz Aung Aung Talk Barry McGee Ben Venom Bill McRight Brad Bernardt Claire Collete Dennis Kernohan Eric Joyner Felix Macnee Francesco Igory Deiana Gianiuca Franzese Gustavo Ramos Rivera Harley Laferrah Eaves Hilary Pecis Ian Johnson Jenny Sharaf Justin Hagar Ken Davis Kevin Earl Taylor Kyle Ranson Lena Wolff Mark Bettinger Masako Mii Matt Gonzalez Michelle Guintu Miguel Arzabe Richard Coleman Ryan Shaffer Rye Purvis Sean Dana Sean Newport Terry Powers Tim Diet Tom Schultz William Emmert Yarrow Slaps Kelly Ording Megan Gorham Bert Bergen Celeste Chin Leslie Lowinger 
Hosts: Aimee Friberg Andres Guerrero Andrew Schoultz Jeff Adachi Matt Gonzalez Peter Kirkeby Steve Wolf
Information: 415-263-3677

Richmond District Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
When:  May 22, 2014 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Richmond District Democratic Club monthly meeting.  From agenda:
Resolution to support the extension and expansion of the Children's Fund.
Resolution to support the establishment of a Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Department of Public Works.

May 23, 2014 - Friday 

State of Homelessness in San Francisco
When:  May 23, 2014 - Friday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Anthony Foundation Dining Hall, 150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco - State of Homelessness in San Francisco.  While San Franciscans loose their homes, and  exits  out of homelessness are shrinking, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco will discuss how the the City is responding and where experts believe we should focus our efforts:
Laura Guzman, Mission Neighborhood Resource Center
Joe Wilson, Hospitality House
Sara Shortt, Housing Rights Committee
Michael Gouse, Mental Health Association
Information: 415-346-3740

 San Francisco League of Pissed-Off Voters - It's Raining Voter Guides!
When:  May 23, 2014 - Friday
5:00 p.m.
Where:  Emperor Norton's Boozeland, 510 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What:  SF League of Pissed-Off Voters.  Are you read to hit the streets of the Tenderloin with the League?  Meet at  Emperor Norton's Boozeland, hang out for a bit, then crawl our way around the neighborhood.  

May 24, 2014 - Saturday

Weekend Voting
When:  May 24-25
             May 31-June 1st
             10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, enter from Grove Street, San Francisco
What:  Weekend Voting -  two weekends before the election.

36th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival
When:  May 24 - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
             May 25 - Sunday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Harrison Street between 16th Street and 24th Street, San Francisco

May 25, 2014 - Sunday

Carnaval Grand Parade
When:  May 25, 2014 - Sunday
9:30 a.m. 
Where:  Grand Parade starts at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street where it will proceed west to Mission Street.  From there, the parade heads north on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn East and flow into the Festival area.

San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society
When:  May 25, 2014 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  762 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural  Society  -  General Membership meeting and Reception.
Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Toney Williams - Assistant District Attorney and Candidate for Judge -
"African Americans and the Criminal Justice System".
Installation of Presidents Plaque

May 26, 2014 - Monday

Memorial Day
When: May 26, 2014 - Monday
10:30 a.m. Grand March
11:00 a.m. - Program
Where:  San Francisco National Cemetery (at the Presidio), San Francisco
What:  Memorial Day Ceremony.  Honor and Remember

May 27, 2014 - Tuesday

Evening Reception for Congressman Mike Honda (Ca-17)
When:  May 27, 2014 - Tuesday
 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception (Hosts, Co-Hosts and Benefactors)
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - General Reception 
Where:  Address Given Upon RSVP - Valet Parking - San Francisco
What:  Evening reception honoring U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17).
Special Guest:  Attorney General Kamala Harris
Co-Hosted by:  Andy and Deborah Rappaport, David Duong, Florence Fang, Shelly Kapoor Collins, Michelle Kraus, Fiona Ma, Dale Minami, Don Morris, Steve Phillips and Susan Sandler, Dorothy Polash and Steve Silberstein 
$250.  Supporter, $500., $1,000., $1,600., $2,600.

May 28, 2014 - Wednesday

Thanking Tom Ammiano - Supporting David Campos -    Hecho En California, Latino Democratic Club and Supervisor John Avalos
When:  May 28, 2014 - Wednesday
 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Where:  Yaquis, 324 S. Va Ness, San Francisco
What:  Hecho En California, Latino Democratic Club and Supervisor John Avalos would like to  thank  our wonderful Tom Ammiano for all his service and to support David Campos in his bid to continue the strong leadership in Assembly District 17.  Todos A Votar
Live entertainment provide by Manolo Davila and Ahkeel Mestayer.
Suggested Donation:  $25.

May 29, 2014 - Thursday

Trevor McNeil - Fundraiser
When:  May 29, 2014 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  Noir Lounge, 581 Hayes Street, San Francisco
What: Trevor McNeil - Join Fiona Ma for a fundraiser for  Candidate for School Board fundraiser - Trevor McNeil 

May 31, 2014 - Saturday

Fundraiser for SF Tenants Union and Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
When:  May 31, 2014 - Saturday
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Tenants Union.  Help raise money for two organizations in the heart of the Tenants Movement, the San Francisco Tenants Union and Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.  Musical performances include the amazing San Francisco based band BE CALM HONCHO and other local musicians.

June 1, 2014 - Sunday

Irish American Democratic Club - John F. Kennedy Annual Luncheon - Honoring Ernest "Chuck" Ayala
When:  June 1, 2014 - Sunday
11:30 a.m.
Where:  United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Irish American Democratic Club - John F. Kennedy Annual Luncheon Honoring Activist and Humanitarian  Ernest "Chuck" Ayala.
Luncheon:  $35., Sponsor $75., Patron $100., Benefactor $150., Table $350.  No Host Bar
Payment may be mailed to IADC, 1494 7th Avenue, San Francisco 94122
RSVP:  415-681-2078 or Eileen Kivlehan
Luncheon selections - Chicken, Filet of Sole or Vegetarian
Chuck Ayala and current Executive Director, Gloria Bonilla,  established an organization named Centrol Latino de San Francisco, Inc. They purchased 1656 15th Street and today over 2,300 elderly, disabled and immigrant families enjoy year-round nutritious meals, naturalization and transportation services so they can live happy healthy and  independent lives.
Chuck is the founder of the famous Irish/Mexican Dinner held annually to foster goodwill between the Irish American and the Latino Communities.
Irish American Democratic Club has taken inspiration from President Kennedy's words and accomplishments.  They annually celebrate his birthday.  President Kennedy was the first Irish Catholic, election United States President.  Chartered by the San Francisco Democratic Party, affiliated with the United Irish Societies.
Officers:  Jim Wachob - President; John Davids - Vice President; Eileen Kivlehan, Mary O'Riordan, Azalia Merrel, Patty Moran, Kelly Welch-Dwyer, Trevor McNeill, Sharon Johnson, Kevin Malone
Event Chairpersons:  Eileen Kivlehan,  Patty  Moran and Mary O'Riordan
Information:  Eileen Kivlehan

Join SF Arts in Support of Supervisor Malia Cohen
When:  June 1, 2014 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  860 Innes Avenue, San Francisco
What:  Join the arts community for a fundraiser in support of Supervisor Malia Cohen.  
Hosted by:  Tracy Ward and Terri Vaughn, San Francisco 49ers NaVorro Bowman, Cathy Adams, Sammy Hastings, Theodore W. Palmer, Charleston Pierce, Sandeep  Sood
Special performance by X-Factor's Jason Brock
Drinks provided by SF MEAD Wine Company
RSVP  $100. on line (limited time) Tickets at door $150.

June 2, 2014 - Monday

Election Eve Pub Crawl with Harvey Milk Democratic  Club  and League of Pissed Off Voters
When:  June 2, 2014 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro Street, San Francisco
What:  The Harvey Milk Democratic  Club and the League of Pissed Off Voters are teaming up again to take over the streets of the Castro and the Mission.  Join them for drinks, songs, photo opps and voter guide action and they blitz the streets of San Francisco.  

June 3, 2014 - Tuesday

Election Day - Vote!

Fiona Ma - Primary Election Night Party and Donor Appreciation
When:  June 3, 2014 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SOMA Supply Showroom, 1591 Howard Street, San Francisco
What:  Fiona Ma - Primary Election Night Party and Donor Appreciation
Fiona Ma - State Board of Equalization - 2014

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