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It is incredible how fast my second year as District 9 Supervisor has flown by. I continue to feel humbled and grateful to have such a meaningful job.  I am privileged to spend each day working with district 9 residents, strong progressive community based organizations and unions, small businesses, and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to improve city government and help all San Franciscans thrive.

 

I want to thank you all so much for working with us to achieve so many victories. Some of these victories include:

          We passed groundbreaking legislation to ensure that medical institutions take into account the health care needs of our residents when building or expanding existing facilities in San Francisco;

         We developed a plan for the revitalization of Bayshore Boulevard in collaboration with Supervisor Maxwell's Office that supports existing businesses on the corridor, promotes local hiring, attracts new businesses, and mitigates traffic concerns;

         For the first time in 14 years, we launched a two-phase performance and management audit of the SFMTA to improve the Agency's accountability and practices;

         We worked with key City leaders to pass a balanced budget and preserve the most critical services for residents of San Francisco and District 9;

         Together with the Lower 24th Street Merchants & Neighborhood Association, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, we launched the Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative to improve the 24th Street corridor;

         We spearheaded the boycott of Arizona to denounce the anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070;

         We worked with the Department of Recreation and Parks to reopen Garfield Pool;

         We helped create the first LGBT friendly homeless shelter in San Francisco;

         We supported the launch of the Mission Community Market, a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission District's diversity;

         We worked with the Department of Public Workers to improve our City's infrastructure including the repavement of Bernal Heights Boulevard; and

         As the Chair of the Rules Committee, we vetted hundreds of Commission appointments to make sure the nominees were the best representatives to advise the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on policy decisions.

 

In spite of all our tremendous victories, I know that most San Francisco families are struggling more than usual this year. I recommit to working with you throughout 2011 on the issues that matter most to families and working people in San Francisco. We want to create economic opportunities for all San Franciscans and also need to protect our safety net services in the budget despite the large deficit. We must focus on public safety and especially on directing our youth towards excellent educational opportunities and stable jobs as an alternative to street gangs. We will focus on overall job creation, affordable housing, and access to health care. We must improve MUNI. Given the bleak economic climate, our work will be challenging. However, just as we did this past year, by working together, I believe we can not only survive these challenging times, but prosper.

 

I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, and fun holiday season and look forward to working with you next year. As always, do not hesitate to contact our office if we can help with anything.

 

                                     Warm Regards,

                                     David Campos

                                      


 
Working for You

SF Great Streets Project - Parklets Parklet

Parklets offer a unique opportunity to widen a sidewalk, providing public space for people to sit and relax. Parklets do this by building out a platform into two or three parking spots so that the grade of the sidewalk gets carried out into the parking lane. On the platform, some combination of benches, planters, landscaping, bike parking and tables and chairs (in certain locations) all come together to provide a welcoming new public space.

 

The City's first Request for Proposals for parklets closed on October 18, 2010. The San Francisco Planning Department will likely issue the next RFP in December or early spring. E-mail kit@sfgreatstreets.org to be notified when the new RFP is issued.


WINTER CLEANING! No Charge Residential Curbside Collection

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San Francisco residential customers are entitled to two No Charge Curbside Collections per year and San Francisco tenants are entitled to one No Charge Curbside Collection per year. In order to qualify, you must have an active residential or apartment account with Recology Sunset Scavenger or Recology Golden Gate. To schedule a pick-up of up to 10 items, call either Sunset Scavenger (415) 330-1300 or Recology Golden Gate (415) 626-4000. No Charge Curbside Collection service is available Monday through Friday.

Public Arts Opportunity in San Francisco

Three Heads Six Arms - Public Art

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the Western States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2011/2012 PREQUALIFIED ARTIST POOL will be used to select artists for a range of new public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks and playgrounds, as well as transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://www.sfartscommission.org/index.htm.


Spotlight on 9
The California Coalition for Domestic Worker Rights

Domestic Worker Coalition
Supervisor Campos was thrilled to recently honor The California Coalition for Domestic Worker Rights. The Coalition advocates and organizes a vulnerable yet powerful workforce.  The mostly female and immigrant domestic workforce is particularly vulnerable due to the isolated nature of the job, where women labor behind closed doors and out of the public eye. Furthermore, domestic workers are excluded from or discriminated against by most labor and employment laws. The Coalition is working to level the playing field by organizing to enact the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (CDWBR) which seeks to eliminate discriminatory provisions in the labor code and grant domestic workers basic rights that other California workers gain through collective bargaining. Supervisor Campos and many other members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be watching this effort and are ready to support the campaign however it can. For more information, visit http://www.nationaldomesticworkeralliance.org/campaigns
 
District Events
KidsEvent: Results from the Mission Beacon Community Input Process
Organizer: DCYF
Date: December 15, 2010
Time: 6PM - 8PM
Location: John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street
Description:

Community meeting to learn the results of a 5-month long process to gather input from the community on where the Mission Beacon should be located. The meeting will include an overview of the community process, findings from the process, next steps, and time for questions and answers.

For more information: DCYF Website.

Mission Girls
 Event: Low cost winter break camp for girls 
Organizer: Mission Girls 
Date: 12/20 - 12/22 and
12/27 - 12/ 30 
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Description:
Mission Girls is offering a low cost winter break camp for girls in grades 5th - 8th. The camp will take place during the SFUSD winter break from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and will include art activities, field trips and community service projects.
For more information: Call Mission Girls: 415-648-2826.
 

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Holiday Party in City Hall

 

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Join us this Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in City Hall to celebrate the holidays and all of the accomplishments we made this year. Mayor Newsom is hosting a City Hall Open House in the Rotunda and we will celebrating upstairs in our office, Room 272. Hope to see you there!