CRUCIAL HEARING for the CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 1:00PM SF City Hall Planning Commission Meeting Room 400, 4th Floor

Our sister organization Calle 24 will be presenting to the planning commission its special use district legislation for commercial regulations in the Latino Cultural District. These regulations have been in the works for nearly two years and will help:
  • stabilize the Latino Cultural District
  • preserve our small store fronts
  • stabilize rents
  • protect our food retail mix
  • encourage neighborhood serving business
Groups who wish to “open” 24th Street and the entire Mission District to full gentrification and displacement are organizing to stop these very sensible regulations that were developed out of many months of community input and process. It’s very important that that those of us who value the culture and community of the Mission show up in force at the hearing to support the special use district legislation. This is an crucial moment for Mission District community solidarity. See you Thursday
Can’t make it to City Hall on Thursday? Here’s how you can help! Please send a quick email to the Planning Commissioners. Copy and paste these email addresses: richhillissf@yahoo.com, dennis.richards@sfgov.org, planning@rodneyfong.com, christine.d.johnson@sfgov.org, joel.koppel@sfgov.org, myrna.melgar@sfgov.org, kathrin.moore@sfgov.org and please cc: erick@calle24sf.org Here’s some text you can copy/paste and adapt with your own words: Dear Commissioners, Please support the special use district for the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District on February 9th.  We need to protect our small business and the Latino Cultural District. Here are some reasons [use some or all if you like]:
  • This will protect our businesses that been here for decades are anchors of this community
  • This will help stabilize the commercial rents
  • Will help maintain and preserve small, more affordable retail spaces
  • Will help maintain a healthy retail and food mix
  • Will encourage more neighborhood serving businesses to open
  • Will help ensure that everyone can purchase goods and services locally and at reasonable prices
  • Preserving our businesses is part of the culture that we need to protect
  • Will build community among our local merchants and residents
  • Will encourage local hiring

Memorial Rally to Honor Mr. Jose La Crosby Legacy #blackhomesmatter

:: WEDNESDAY FEB 10TH  4PM :: :: 1360 Mission St. San Francisco CA :: :: Facebook Event Page :: From our allies, Save Midtown :: “139 Western Addition/Fillmore families are slated to lose their homes in an apartment complex demolition. A large number of these families are victims of civic redevelopment. They were promised ownership upon paying off property mortgage, but the city went back on its promise awarding the master lease to Mercy California instead. For the last 24 months tenants have suffered egregious grievances, lost their security personnel, had their cars towed, their rent went up 200% and units entered illegally by Mercy California staff.
A pillar of the Fillmore community, and a San Francisco icon – master hair weaver and a stylist to the stars – Jose La Crosby has passed in a distant VA hospital, unable to spend the last days with his friends and family. Mercy California for months refused to allow him a move to a ground floor apartment as mandated by Mr. La Crosby’s doctor. Tenants officially gave Mercy California a vote of no-confidence and are asking that Mercy California removes itself as a property manager, project manager and a master lessee. WE DEMAND • Mercy Housing: Terminate your contract as property manager of Midtown Park Apartments. • San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing: Honor the tenants’ demand for self-determination over their homes. Keep the promises you made to the long-term residents of Midtown for equity homeownership.” ‪#‎savemidtown‬ ‪#‎blackhomesmatter

Help Finalize the Community Vision for 1979 Mission Street!

HELP FINALIZE THE COMMUNITY VISION FOR 1979 MISSION STREET! THE COMMUNITY VISION FOR 1979 MISSION STREET Plaza 16 Community Meeting SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 10:15AM – 2:30PM Centro del Pueblo :: 474 Valencia Street (near 16th) :: 2nd Floor Join the Plaza 16 Coalition for a historic day of community-based planning. For two years the Mission community has fought the Monster in the Mission and for months we have conveved to develop a community vision for what we want and need at 16th and Mission. On Jan. 30th we will meet to review our progess so far and decide together our vision for 1979 Mission Street. The community NEEDS your participation and input. Join us! Lunch and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

:: Prop I Town Hall :: :: WED. OCT. 14 ::


Please join us for the

YES ON PROP I :: TOWN HALL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 6PM St. John’s Church Julian at 15th Street

Join us for a Mission town hall to learn more about why Prop I is so important for the future of the Mission and San Franicsco. Hosted by the Prop I campaign and the Plaza 16 Coalition. For more information call Maria Z. at 415-487-9203 ext. 207 RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook

SÍ A LA PROP I :: FORO COMUNITARIO en la MISSION Miércoles 14 de OCTUBRE 6:00PM Julian St. y 15th Street

Venga al foro comunitario en la Mission para aprender mas sobre la Prop. I porque es una media tan importante en este siclo de elecciones. Para mas información contacte a Maria Zamudio 415-487-9230 ext. 207 Facebook

:: Rock Out for the Mission THUR. Oct. 8 :: Save Midtown on TUE Oct. 6

Latin Legends Rock for La Mission A Benefit for Proposition I THUR. OCT 8 6PM – Midnight Roccapulco, 3140 Mission Street (near Cesar Chavez St.)

Order your tickets now! Come ROCK OUT with Latin Legends including Leo Rosales (formerly of Malo), John Santos, Dr. Loco, John Calloway, Mission Varrio Project, and MORE! Join us in this historic celebration of the Latin American music, culture, art, stories and people that make the Mission District in San Francisco so unique. All proceeds go to Proposition I, the pause for a plan to save the Mission. Viva La Mission!


11:45  Gather 12pm-1pm Press conference + public rally on City Hall Steps 2pm Board of Supervisors public comment 3pm Office of Mayor Ed Lee sit-in RSVP on Facebook http://bit.ly/savemidtown 65 Families Face An Average 120% Rent Increase, Forced Displacement, Eviction Threats Midtown is the only city owned apartment complex that is not public housing, the tenants have paid off the property mortgage in 2007. A lot of tenants lost their Fillmore based Victorians to eminent domain during the civic redevelopment and were promised equity ownership upon mortgage satisfaction. However that promise has been broken, instead we face eviction threats from Mayor’s Office of Housing, promising to start evicting people on 10/12 It’s time for Midtown to take over the City Hall. Public officials have been deaf to our pleas asking them to stop willful destruction of our community. We’ve written letters and called. We came to Board of Supervisors hearing. We filed the largest rent control petition in San Francisco history and lost. No housing attorney in San Francisco will take our case. Now we must do what people who can’t get their voices heard do – take our case directly to the people in charge. We’ll be doing a large sit-in until we get our 30 minutes with the mayor, we’ve been asking for this opportunity for months – but were denied.


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 Eviction Protections 2.0 is the most important tenant protection legislation this year. After postponing consideration for six weeks, it is back before the Land Use and Housing committee of the Board of Supervisors. Please attend and support this critical proposal supported and endorsed by over 40 labor, faith, and community organizations from across the city! Let’s make sure to get Eviction Protection 2.0 passed and take one huge concrete step to STOP THOUSANDS of UNJUST evictions! What: Pass Eviction 2.0 NOW! Where: City Hall San Francisco, Room 250 When: 1:30pm! Why: Because the Evictions Need to Stop NOW!! Please FORWARD to ALL your Networks!

Protecciones en Contra de Desalojos 2.0 es la legislación pro-derechos de inquilinos mas importante de este ano. Despues de postponer consideración por seis semanas, hemos regresado al comite de Uso de Terreno de la Mesa de Supervisores. Por favor vengan apoyar esta critica legislación que esta apoyada por mas de 40 organizaciones comunitarias, sindicatos y lideres de Fe a traves de toda la Ciudad!  Que asegurar que Protecciones en Contra de Desalojos 2.0 pase y que tomar un paso concreto para poner un ALTO a MILES de desalojos INJUSTOS! Que: Pasen Protecciones en Contra de Desalojo 2.0 Ahorra!! Donde:  Alcaldia de San Francisco, Salon 250 Cuando: 1:30pm! Porque: Porque los Desalojos Tienen que Parrar AHORRA!! Por Favor MANDE este Aviso a TODAS sus Redes



11:00AM :: GATHER on Front Steps of City Hall (Polk Street) 11:30 :: RALLY 12:30 – 2:00PM :: LOBBYING and ACTION 2:00 PM :: Food and Teach-inJoin us 9-10 at 11AM! If you can’t join at 11:00 but can join later, find us inside City Hall. For updates as the event is happening, follow on Twitter: @PlazaSixteen or on our Facebook page. Stronger Tenant Protections! (Eviction Protections 2.0) Build Affordable Housing, Not Luxury Condos! Plan for People, Not for Profits! Preserve SF Arts and Culture! YES on Prop I • YES on F! Don’t $upersize SoMa! No Beast on Bryant • No Fright on Folsom • No Monster in the Mission! Public Lands in Public Hands! Organized by ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • Causa Justa :: Just Cause • The Cultural Action Network • Gabriela SF • Housing Rights Committee • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition • San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition • SoMa Action Committee • and many more!
FOR UPDATES all day: follow on Twitter: @PlazaSixteen or on our Facebook page. #CityNot4Sale 9-10-11AM

The Monster Takes a Crushing Blow :: Rally & Press Conference :: MON 8/24 at 12 Noon :: 16th and Mission Plaza


No Monster in the Mission! YES on Prop I! No Beast on Bryant! AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT 16th/Mission :: It appears the Monster in the Mission is in turmoil. Maximus missed the deadline to close the deal on purchasing the property and is now suing the landowners. It’s time for the City to buy the property for 100% affordable housing. YES ON PROP I :: The community has spoken. It does not want or need the luxury projects developers keep proposing in Mission. NO BEAST ON BRYANT :: The Beast on Bryant luxury development comes before the Planning Commission on September 10. The beast would mean the destruction of precious art space, PDR space (light industry space), local small businesses, and rent-controlled housing in order to build luxury condos. The Mission says NO to the Beast on Bryant. ___________________________________________ ((( Have you heard?! BIG NEWS broke on Thursday! ))) READ the article –> http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2015/08/exclusive-16th-and-mission-developer-sues.html Maximus Real Estate Partners missed their deadline to finalize the purchase of the property at 16th and Mission. The loathed Monster in the Mission is in serious jeopardy and this is GOOD NEWS for the community. NOW is the time to demand the City purchase the property for 100% affordable housing so that no other Monsters can be built at 16th and Mission. NOW is the time for PROP I, a pause on luxury development in the Mission. Clearly the luxury projects that developers keep proposing in the Mission are not good for the community and the community will continue to fight them. We need a plan for development in the Mission that serves the people not the profits of greedy developers. JOIN US MONDAY at 12 NOON at 16th and Mission Plaza!