My staff and I are very happy to be able to share with you this the very first edition of our District 9 newsletter, "Campos Connect." Our goal is to let you know of key developments in City Hall and throughout our district.
Let me begin by saying that I'm lucky to have been able to hire two outstanding women to serve as my Legislative Aides: Linnette Peralta Haynes and Sheila Chung Hagen. As anyone who has worked in City Hall can tell you, the staff you hire as a Supervisor can make or break your office. And I know that Sheila and Linnette will do a great job for District 9. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet them, please know that we have an open door policy and you should feel free to contact them with any problem or concern or if you simply want to share your thoughts about an issue. And if you're in City Hall, please make sure to stop by and say hi.
It has been an exciting four months and here if a brief overview of some key items.
I'm happy to report that I have received very important committee assignments, which will help me ensure that the interests of District 9 are adequately represented in City Hall: I'm Chair of the Board's Public Safety Committee, which oversees all matters involving public safety, which is a critical issue for our district and the City. I'm also a member of the Board's Budget Committee, where many critical funding decisions will be made. I'm also a member of the Rules Committee, which serves the critical function of vetting all commission appointments and proposed charter amendments.
Presence In The Community
As promised during the campaign, I want to be the kind of Supervisor who spends plenty of time in the community, not just in City Hall. To that end, I have had numerous meetings with District 9 residents, community based organizations, business leaders, public school parents, and youth, just to name a few. We have also done a couple of merchant walks, with many more to come. At a minimum, my staff and I spend Fridays in the Community. Whether it's a merchant walk, a park visit, or simply taking a stroll, you will see us in the Mission, Bernal, St. Mary's Park or the Portola.
We are currently working to put together larger community meetings in each of our neighborhoods so that we can continue to hear directly from you. We will keep you posted on when those will take place.
As you may have heard, the City's projected budget deficit for the coming fiscal year is more than $575 million, or close to half of the City's discretionary general fund. Given the magnitude of the deficit, it is clear that many cuts will have to be made. That said, you should know that, as a member of the Budget Committee, I am committed to making sure that we minimize the impact on direct services, especially services to those individuals who have the greatest need. I promise that as the budget process goes forward, I will do my best to make sure that all of our citizens are protected as much as possible.
Working for You
Centro de Apoyo a la Pequeña Empresa
El Centro de Apoyo a la Pequeña Empresa localizado en la alcaldia de San Francisco, sala 110, funciona como el centro local para empresarios y pequeños negocios en San Francisco. El Centro brinda servicios y asistencia individualizada y gratuita para cada etapa de negocio. Servicios incluyen información e investigación sobre permisos y licencias locales, estatales y federales, y revisión de la zonificación y uso del sitio de negocio. Los servicios están disponibles telefónicamente (415-554-6134), acudiendo a la oficina, o con previa cita lunes a viernes 8am-5pm. Hablamos español. Para más información: Página de Internet
Small Business Assistance Center
The Small Business Assistance Center (SBAC) located in City Hall, Room 110 is the city's central point of information and assistance for small businesses located in San Francisco. SBAC provides one-to-one case management assistance including information for licenses and permits, business technical assistance, tax credits, and business resources to help business grow and thrive. Services are available by phone (415-554-6134), walk-in, or by appointment M-F 8am-5pm. For more information: Website
Spotlight on 9
Honoring Betty Hudson
As part of Black History Month, Supervisor Campos and the Board of Supervisors recognized the leadership of District 9 resident Betty Hudson. Betty has worked as a healthcare professional for over 30 years, volunteered at a local food bank and played multiple leadership roles in the Alemany and Bernal Heights communities. Her contributions have inspired cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.
|Census 2010 Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. The pay is good, the hours are flexible, and the work is close to home. Census taker jobs are excellent for retirees, college students, persons who want to work part-time, persons who are between jobs, or just about anyone who wants to earn extra money while performing an important service for their community. For information on how to apply: Website or call (800) 861-2010.
Earth Day: Keep Plastic Bags Out of the Bay
Earth Day is April 22. This year, join local non-profit Save the Bay as it works to keep plastic bags out of the Bay. 3.8 billion plastic bags are discarded in the Bay Area every year. Millions wind up in the Bay, harming wildlife like seals, pelicans, and leopard sharks before flowing out to sea to join the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Save the Bay urges you to kick the bag habit and switch to reusable shopping bags! Learn more at the Save the Bay website
Public Art for Valencia Streetscape Project
Organizer: San Francisco Arts Commission
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Location: Centro Latino de San Francisco, 1656 15th Street, San Francisco
Description: The Department of Public Works' Valencia Streetscape Improvement Project will include new public art. You can be part of the selection process. This meeting will inform community members about the Arts Commission's Public Art Program for the Valencia Streetscape Project and offer ways in which the community can get involved in the selection process. At the end of the meeting, two community members will be selected to serve on the artist-selection panel. Those interested in serving on the panel must complete a short application. Applications must be submitted by 5:00PM on April 10. For a Community Panelist application, please go to website.
For more information: Please contact Tonia Macneil, Project Manager, Public Art Program at 415-252-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: Community Meeting on Citywide Activity Fee Increases
Organizer: Recreation and Park Department
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Location: Bernal Heights Recreation Center, 500 Moultrie, San Francisco
Evento: Talleres para Primeros Compradores de Vivienda
Organizador: Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
Fechas: Jueves Abril 9, 16, 23 (completar los tres talleres)
Lugar: 3505 Calle 20 (Esquina de Calle Mission), San Francisco
Para registrarse: Por favor llame a Eliza Baeza al (415) 282-3334 x29. Espacio limitado. Pagina de Internet
Valerie Troutt and the Fear of the Fat Planet CrewOrganizer:
The Red Poppy Art HouseDate:
Friday, April 10, 2009Time:
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.Location:
The Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street (at 23rd Street), San FranciscoAdmission:
During the first set, Red Poppy resident artist and vocalist Valerie Troutt will sing a series of duets with bass, drums, and piano musicians in her band, the Fear of the Fat Planet Crew. During the second set the full band will play Valerie's jazz/soul-inspired originals. This concert will be recorded and videotaped for promotional use for Valerie's upcoming debut album, prepare for a future
.For more information: Website
Event: 2nd Annual Portola Great Egg Hunt
Organizer: Portola Neighborhood Steering Committee
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Location: Palega Park Recreation Center, 500 Felton Street
Description: The 2nd Annual Portola Great Egg Hunt will feature children's activities, including a jumper, arts and crafts, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The event will offer two egg hunts -- one for children ages 1-3, and another for kids ages 4-12. Hot dogs and drinks will also be served.
For more information: Contact Shirley Chen, Program Assistant, Portola Neighborhood Steering Committee, 415-504-5675
Event: Exit Art
Organizer: Galería de la Raza|Studio 24
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Exhibition Dates: April 18 - May 31, 2009
Location: Galería de la Raza|Studio 24 - 2857 24th Street. (at Bryant Street), San Francisco
Description: Galeria de la Raza presents two complementary exhibitions celebrating the groundbreaking performance work of New York cultural art center, Exit Art. The exhibit features "Jumping the Fences," a series of performance-based photographs by Papo Colo, and Renegades," a collection of videos documenting 25 years of performances produced by or presented at Exit Art.
For more information: Website
|CAMPOS AT WORK|
The Greening Guerrero Project
Supervisor Campos joined nearly 50 residents to plant drought-tolerant plants on three Guerrero Street medians just south of Cesar Chavez Street. Local merchant and Mission resident, Flora Grubb provided the plant materials and landscape design. For more information about this project, visit the Greening Guerrero Project website.