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coinsThe past month has been a very eventful one here in City Hall and throughout the District.  Of particular concern has been our City's budget, which, by any objective measure, is the worst budget our City has faced since the Great Depression.  As a member of the Board of Supervisor's Budget Committee, my main priority has been protecting key City services, especially front line and direct services that are essential to the wellbeing of our neighborhoods.
While I remain optimistic that we City officials will be able to agree to a budget that minimizes the impact on front line and direct services, I'm afraid that the Mayor's proposed cuts go forward, the impact on our neighborhoods will be devastating.  Of particular concern are proposed cuts to the Department of Public Health, including cuts to critical services such as mental health and HIV prevention and treatment; proposed cuts to the Recreation & Parks Department, which, because of reductions in staff, hours and programs, will mean substantial reductions in our families' access to parks and recreational areas; and proposed cuts to the Human Services Agency, which serve some of our neediest populations, including seniors and the homeless.  This is not to mention significant reductions to violence prevention programs, which, along with law enforcement, are critical to ensuring public safety in our District.
The work of the Budget Committe will continue through June 30, and then the Committee's recommendations will be forward to the full Board for its approval.  The Board will then forward its budget to the Mayor, who has until July 31 to sign it.  Your input on the City's budget is critical.  Please feel free to contact my office with any input or questions.
Very truly yours,
David Campos
Working for You
spray paint canGraffiti Removal
You can call 311 or submit a service request online to the City's 311 Customer Service Center to report graffiti. DPW will paint out graffiti on public property and notify other agencies and private property owners of the presence of graffiti, so they can remove it. Before you call, please determine the street address and the nearest cross street where the graffiti is located.
Office of the Public Defender: Clean Slate Program
The San Francisco Public Defender's Office Clean Slate Program can help you with your criminal records so that your past mistakes won't affect your chances for a job, a professional license or credit now that you've finished paying for your offense. You can come to one of our Walk-In Clean Slate Clinics and speak to the Clean Slate attorney.
For more information:
Office of the Public Defender
555 Seventh Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: (415) 553-9337
Noise Ordinance
Complaints about unreasonable noise from businesses, neighbors, events, construction and air traffic are handled by different City agencies, depending on the type of noise. To file a noise complaint with the appropriate agency, please visit this website.  On-going and persistent disputes between neighbors and businesses about noise that do not violate the San Francisco Noise Ordinance, can be referred to an independent neighborhood mediation agency, called the Community Boards.
Complaints about noise created by the collection of garbage and recycling are handled by the collection company. This includes noise about the collection vehicles, the collectors, handling of the bins and time of day or night of the collection. Norcal Waste is the parent company of the three companies that serve San Francisco. Their contact telephone numbers are:

Sunset Scavenger: 415-330-1300
Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling: 415-626-4000
San Francisco Recycling: 415-330-1400
District Events
Event: St. Luke's Town Hall Meeting on the Future of St. Luke's
Supervisor David Campos and Supervisor John Avalos
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Precita Valley Community Center, 534 Precita Avenue, San Francisco
Description: Join Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos to discuss Sutter Health/CPMC's plans both to ensure a viable hospital that provides access to health care for all and livable neighborhoods. This meeting will include an explanation of the Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations by panelists. This meeting is for neighbors and community members to provide feedback and suggestions on the last revised plan that CPMC rolled out on June 23rd. Spanish and Tagalog translation will be provided.
For more information: 415-554-5144
Event: Danza Xitlalli 28th Year Anniversary Celebration
Organizer: Instituto Familiar de la Raza and The San Francisco Arts Commission
Date: Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th, 2009
Time: Art Exhibit and Masks in Movement Friday June 26 7:00PM to 10:00PM, Panel Discussions, practice, dinner and celebratory dancing party Saturday June 27th 12:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Art Exhibit and Masks in Movement at Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Panel Discussions, practice, dinner and celebratory dancing at Mission Language and Vocational Center
Admission: $50 for both days, Advance tickets
Description: Danza Xitlalli was the first Mexica Aztec Dance group in the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1981 by Macuilxochitl Cruz Chavez and San Francisco Camplis under the guidance of Jefe General Pedro Rodriguez. It is one of the few groups directed by a woman in the United States. Our group celebrates its 28th Anniversary. This two day event will include an art exhibition, mascaras en movimiento (masks), platicas (panel discussions), ensayo (practice), cena (dinner), y baile (dance).
For more information: Website
Gay Pride FlagEvent: Trans March
Organizer: Trans March Steering Committee
Date: Friday, June 26, 2009
Time: Rally and Stage start at 3:00 p.m. March starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Dolores Park
For more information: Website,
Event: Dyke March
The Dyke March Committee
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Time: Rally and Stage start at 3:00 p.m. March starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Dolores Park
For more information: Website
Event: Celebrate Pride and Walk in the Parade with Supervisor David Campos
Linnette Peralta Haynes
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009 
Time: 10:30am
Location: We are meeting on K-Beale between Mission & Howard, the line-up number is 102.
For more information: 415-554-5144,
Event: Celebration of Pride with Assembly Member Tom Ammiano and Supervisor David Campos
Assembly Member Tom Ammiano's Office and Supervisor Campos's Office
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: Assembly District Office, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300
RSVP: Please RSVP to Quintin Mecke at
Description: You are cordially invited to join Assembly Member Tom Ammiano and Supervisor David Campos for a party in celebration of San Francisco's 39th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2009. It is the first year that Tom Ammiano is representing the City in the State Assembly and that David Campos is representing the City in the Board of Supervisors. This celebration will take place at the State building. Tom and David would like you to join them to honor our ongoing struggle for equal rights and all that our community has accomplished by celebrating this year's theme "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union". Happy Pride!
For more information:
Event: San Francisco Pride and Celebration
San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009 and Sunday, June 28, 2009
Time: Noon on Saturday, June 27th and until 6:00pm Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Description: San Francisco Pride holds a two-day Celebration and Parade that historically takes place the last full weekend in June. The 2009 Celebration begins at Noon on Saturday, June 27, in Civic Center Plaza, and runs until 6:00 p.m. The Parade will be held on Sunday, June 28, starting at 10:30 a.m., traveling west along Market Street from Beale to 8th Street.
Location: San Francisco Pride and Celebration have a variety of stages and contingencies, some include the following:
  • Elder Space (smoke-free space)
  • The Lavender Scrolls Project
  • The LGBT Collaborative Family Garden (smoke-free space)
  • Women's Dance & Performance Pavilion
  • Transgender Pavilion
  • Queer Youth Space (smoke-free space)
  • Club Papi Latin Stage
  • Regional Latin American/Hip Hop Stage
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Pavilion

For more information: Website

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