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dollar puzzleCurbing City's Overtime Expenditures
Supervisor Campos introduced legislation, co-sponsored by Supervisor Farrell, to reign in overtime expenditures by City Departments after a recent hearing revealed that City departments are projected to overspend their budgeted overtime amounts by nearly $40 million.  The proposed legislation would require the City's top ten overtime departments, which are responsible for 97% of the City's overtime spending, to seek approval from the Board of Supervisors if they want to spend more than their budgeted overtime amounts. To read more about Supervisor Campos' overtime legislation: SF Examiner article

Remembering the Historic ARC/AIDS Vigil

Supervisor Harry Britt, along with Ellen Schaeffer, chained themselves to the entrance of the old Federal Building during a protest at the ARC/AIDS vigil in January 1989. (Photo: Rick Gerharter) On June 21, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Campos'  resolution recognizing the historic significance of the ARC/AIDS Vigil and encouraging the City and County of San Francisco to place a plaque on or near the site of the ARC/AIDS Vigil.  Supervisors Wiener, Mirkarimi and Chiu co-sponsored the legislation. The ARC/AIDS Vigil is San Francisco's longest continuous AIDS protest.  People living with HIV and AIDS and their allies camped out at the United Nations Plaza from 1985 to 1995 to demand federal government recognition and research funding for the deadly disease. To read more about the ARC/AIDS Vigil legislation:The Bay Area Reporter article  


Introducing the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

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A recent hearing called for by Supervisors Campos and Mar exposed wage theft as a growing problem in San Francisco.  Wage theft involves unscrupulous employers paying workers below the legal minimum and denying workers overtime and sick pay. The hearing also raised awareness about the lack of resources and enforcement powers available to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. In response to these findings, Supervisors Campos and Mar introduced legislation that would allow investigators greater access to workplaces, require investigations to be completed within a year's time, increase penalties for employer retaliation and impose penalties for failing to uphold minimum wage rates.  To read more about the Wage Theft Prevention legislation: SF Bay Guardian article  



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Working for You


List of Proposed Development Projects in San Francisco

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Department: San Francisco Planning Department
Description: In an effort to include San Francisco citizens in the planning process, the Planning Department has released a complete list of the proposed and future projects around the City.  An interactive map marks the site of proposed plans, allowing you to click on a site and obtain information and updates regarding the project.  The map link also includes contact information if you have any questions or concerns about the plans.
For more information: Website  



Summer Programs for the Entire Family!


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Department: SF Recreation & Park Development
Description: Who says that summer camp is only for kids?  The SF Rec & Park department is offering a full catalog of courses and activities for the entire family!  They have everything from martial arts to cooking classes for ages "tots" to "seniors," but we're most excited about their inter-generational activities - so the whole family can join in!
3 Ways to Register: You can register for an activity up until the course begins


- Online, at

- In person at the Rec & Park headquarters.
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park open M-F from 9-5pm.
501 Stanyan St @ Fell
- At the Rec & Park neighborhood site
Mission Rec Center, open M-F from 9-5pm.
2450 Harrison St. @ 20th

For more information: Website  



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Bernal Bucks

The buck shops here.

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Bernal Bucks is an initiative completely driven by residents of Bernal Heights to strengthen and ensure the economic livelihood of the neighborhood.  In a process that's been dubbed "frequent buyer miles," Bernal Bucks creates incentives to keep money local by offering reward points for shopping local.  You can spend these points at participating businesses around Bernal Heights. 

For More Information: Website  


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District Events
San Francisco's Annual 2011 Dyke March
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Description: Every year, thousands of supporters gather to march in the annual Dyke March from Dolores Park to the Castro district in order to celebrate the love and passion for women and dykes everywhere! Come out and join the festivities, either to show you support and witness all the pride!!
Details: On Saturday, June 25th, the rally will be held in Dolores Park from 3-7 pm and the March will follow.
For more information: Dyke March Website or call 510-533-5489.

The 41st Annual San Francisco PRIDE Celebration and Parade!

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Description: 2011 marks the 41st anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The theme is "In Pride We Trust" and the event will be held over the weekend of June 25 and 26, 2011. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.
Parade Details: The parade will be held on Sunday, June 26th, starting at 10:30 am on Market & Beale and ending at Market & 8th St.
For more information: Visit Pride Website, call 415-864-0831 or email


Laughing for the Health of It

baby laughingDescription: Laugh for the health of it.  Beverley Bender's class encourages participants to see the hilarity in life, especially when surrounded by the ongoing challenges and chaos.  Laughter has been scientifically proven as an efficient way to release tension in a positive way, strengthen the immune system, and many more surprising health benefits.  You will learn to "laugh for no reason."  Bev is convinced that laughter should be used as a complementary health care practice because it is the most inexpensive and effective wonder drug - with no negative side effects!
Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Portola Branch Library, 380 Bacon Street, SF 


The Mission Community Market
Description:  This is more than just your typical MCM posterfarmers' market! The Mission Community Market is an ode to the Mission district's unique rhythm and diversity, as it offers tons of local foods, small businesses, local vendors, and youth activities that combine to create a great experience for everyone.
Details: Located on 22nd and Bartlett.  The MCM is open every Thursday from 4-8pm.
For more information: MCM Website

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