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As Thanksgiving approaches, I continue to be so grateful to represent the amazing neighborhoods, residents, organizations, and businesses in District 9. Working with all of you brings incredible joy to my life each year and I look forward to continuing our work into the coming year. Below is a brief update of what we have been up to in our office. As always, feel free to contact us with any feedback.

Community Policing  


I worked with a dedicated group of District 9 residents to create an Ordinance defining Community Policing that passed on a 10-1 vote at the Board of Supervisors. In tandem with our legislation, Chief Suhr and the Police Commission passed Departmental General Order 1.08 that instructs all members of the police department to follow the tenants of Community Policing, many of which are laid out in our Ordinance. I look forward to continue working with the community and Chief Suhr to ensure that the Ordinance and General Order are put into practice.

Curbing Overtime Costs at City Departments


I am also pleased to announce unanimous passage of an Overtime Ordinance I authored with Supervisor Farrell that requires 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. We need to get overtime costs under control so we have more city dollars available for social services, our schools, parks, and city streets.


Update on Effort to Close the Loophole in the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) - Mayor Lee's Veto


Since the enactment of then Supervisor Ammiano's HCSO in 2006, San Francisco has led the nation in providing universal health care to its residents. Mayor Lee, with his veto of my legislation closing the loophole in the Health Care Security Ordinance, and as the rest of the country moves towards the concept of universal health that San Francisco started, has chosen to take San Francisco in the opposite direction.   

I will continue to work on new strategies to ensure the eventual closure of the loophole so that workers can
access all the health benefits they earn.

Resolution Supporting Regulated and Safe Patient Access to Medical Cannabis


Recently, the Department of Justice delivered harassing letters to landlords in San Francisco threatening jail if they do not evict medical cannabis dispensaries that provide safe access to patients. My Resolution was adopted by the Board. It reaffirms San Francisco's support for our State's medical cannabis laws and asks the Federal government to stop the harassment of California medical cannabis patients and their cooperatives.


SFMTA Commits to Moving Ahead on Free Youth Pass


We are getting closer to instituting a program that would provide Muni free-of-charge to children 5 to 17 years of age. The Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution supporting this effort and the SFMTA Board of Directors also agreed to step up for the Free Youth Passes. MTA director Ed Reiskin called this undertaking a pro-MUNI initiative that is consistent with San Francisco's transit-first policy. This youth led effort has inspired city leaders to economically support San Francisco families especially during a time when SFUSD is slashing yellow school bus service by 43 percent over the next two years.


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Supervisor Campos joined organizations Young Worker's United (YWU) and the Chinese Progressive Association to honor Mission Pie during restaurant appreciation month.  Supervisor Campos chose Mission Pie because of its production of delicious food, sustainable environmental practices, and exemplary treatment of its employees. YWU highlighted Mission Pie in its 2011 Dining With Justice Guide - a unique San Francisco restaurant guide that highlights food establishments that follow labor laws and treat their employees with dignity and respect.
Read more about Mission Pie's conscientious business model and values at their website.
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District Events


Event: Not At the Dinner Table Brava Logo

Organizer: John O'Connell High School

Date: November 30, 2011

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Brava! For Women In The Arts

Description: Straight out of John O'Connell High, UCSF's New Generation Health Clinic, and Brava Theater comes a sketch comedy show about all the stuff you are not supposed to talk about at the dinner table. Featuring the writing and acting talents of youth from John O'Connell High. Featuring local bay area comedian Marga Gomez and  Dave Thomason at the December 1 benefit!

Tickets: Free  


first fridays on 24th streetEvent: The 2011 Open Palm Awards in the Memory of Eric Quezada

Organizer: Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS)

Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2011

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: The Blue Macaw,
2565 Mission Street
Description: This year's Open Palm Award will be given in memory of Eric Quezada, Dolores Street's Executive Director from 2005-
2011 who died on August 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. The award will be accepted by his wife, Lorena Melgarejo.

Please join DSCS as it celebrates the extraordinary contributions Eric made to Dolores Street. Hear about the organization's accomplishments over the past year, and about its plans to continue its work on immigrant rights, land use and affordable housing, and addressing homelessness in San Francisco.

The celebration will include a full no-host bar, catering, music by Francisco Herrera and Los Nadies, a silent auction featuring Eric's collection of political t-shirts going back over 20 years, and more!
Tickets: Here


Event: From Wallflower Order to Dance Brigade: A 35-Year Retrospective Celebration
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Organizer: Dance Brigade
Date: November 18-20, 2011
Time: Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2 pm 
Location: Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard (at 3rd Street)

Description: This evening of sumptuous dancing, explosive Taiko, and delicious fun celebrates the history of Krissy Keefer's Dance Brigade - from The Wallflower Order Dance Collective of the 1970's, to what is the Dance Brigade organization of today. Dance Brigade is known for the fierce inventiveness and deft comic touch in which it explores the intersection between art and social issues. With reprises of Great Liberation Upon Hearing and other iconic dances, we trace the journey of what was one the nation's first feminist dance companies. 
For more information: Website

Bernal Hill

Event: Bernal Hill Improvement

Organizer: San Francisco Park & Rec

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Bernal Heights PArk


Come and help restore the grasslands of this Natural Area. Monthly projects may include pulling invasive weeds, planting native species, or helping to maintain the trail system through the park. Come and experience the spectacular views of the city on all sides. Please wear close-toed shoes and dress in layers. Water and snacks will be provided. 

For more information: Website






IN THIS ISSUE: November 2011
District Events
Spotlight on 9

Community Office Hours at Mission Pie




Please join us for our next community office hours. It's an opportunity to bring your ideas, concerns and comments directly to Supervisor Campos, while supporting a local business. Thanks to those of you that joined us at our last community office hours in the Portola neighborhood.


Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM

Location: Mission Pie, 2901 Mission Street @ 25th Street

Neighborhood: Mission