Friday, June 11, 2010

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors versus Israel

Rabbosai, I'm posting this on Jameel's blog on behalf of Steffy at Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers. Please read, and forward on. Most importantly, please contact the San Francisco Supervisors with facts and arguments against the resolution condemning Israel, which they will vote on this coming Tuesday.

It does not matter that many of you do not live in San Francisco - let the SF Board of Supervisors know your opinion!



On June 9th, 2010, San Francisco City Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Chris Daly and Sophie Maxwell introduced a resolution savagely condemning Israel’s interdiction of the Gaza Flotilla, and calling for President Obama to work to end the "siege on Gaza".

It's up for a vote by the board next week:
Tuesday June 15th, 2PM - 4PM.

Meddling in international affairs is typical of San Francisco.
But if San Francisco is going to rampage all over the purview of the US State Department, surely the SF Board of Supervisors should be aware that there might be consequences?

As a future voter in David Chiu's district, I have an interest in seeing him do the right thing.

Here's the contact data of our supervisors.
If you call them, be polite to the phone-staff and MAKE SURE that they will take the message.

David Chiu
Board President: District 3 - North Beach, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Polk Street, Nob Hill, Union Square, Financial District, Barbary Coast and Fisherman's Wharf
(415) 554-7450 - Voice
(415) 554-7454 - Fax

Eric Mar
District 1 - Richmond
(415) 554-7410 - Voice
(415) 554-7415 - Fax

Michela Alioto-Pier
District 2 - Marina
(415) 554-7752 - Voice
(415) 554-7843 - Fax

Carmen Chu
District 4 - Sunset
Voice: (415) 554-7460
Fax: (415) 554-7432

Ross Mirkarimi
District 5 - Cole Valley, Lower Haight, Western Addition, Haight-Ashbury, parts of Inner Sunset
(415) 554-7630 - Voice
(415) 554-7634 - Fax

Chris Daly [DARK SIDE]
District 6 - South of Market, Tenderloin, North Mission, South Beach & Treasure Island
(415) 554-7970 - Voice
(415) 554-7974 - Fax

Sean Elsbernd
District 7 - Lake Merced, Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Outer Sunset
(415) 554-6516 - Voice
(415) 554-6546 - Fax

Bevan Dufty
District 8 - Noe Valley, The Castro, Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle, Dolores Park & San Jose / Guerrero, and Buena Vista Heights
(415) 554-6968 - Voice
(415) 554-6909 - Fax

David Campos [DARK SIDE]
District 9 - Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods
(415) 554-5144 - voice
(415) 554-6255 - fax

Sophie Maxwell [DARK SIDE]
District 10 - Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Portola/Silver Terrace, Dogpatch, Little Hollywood, and Portola districts
(415) 554-7670 - Voice
(415) 554-7674 - Fax

John Avalos [DARK SIDE]
District 11 - Excelsior, Crocker-Amazon, Ingleside, Merced Heights, Ocean View, Balboa Park
(415) 554-6975 - Voice
(415) 554-6979 - Fax

If you send e-mails, it would be a good idea to courtesy copy Mayor Gavin Newsom

Mayor Gavin Newsom
City Hall, Room 200
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: (415) 554-6141
Fax: (415) 554-6160

As well as Senator Dianne Feinstein.

And Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Just let them know what the kids at home are up to.


If you're from out of town, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau is also mighty keen to hear from you.

Write them at:
San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau - Business Office
201 Third Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103-3185.
Public Relations:
Convention Sales:
Voice: 415-974-6900 Fax: 415-227-2602

Do please let them know how San Francisco's foreign politics will affect your travel plans.

They will be quite fascinated.


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The back of the hill said...

As Yehuda HaNasi said, "I learned much from my teachers, more than that from my colleagues, but most of all from my students".

bacci40 said...

im from sf, and i have watched that city descend into insanity

the city is broke, yet the board is about to waste time voting on a resolution that means absolutely nothing?

they are about to lose the niners to santa clara

g-d hates sf

bacci40 said...

if you are going to contact avalos, remind him that israel is the only military in the entire middle east that allows openly gay people to serve.

The back of the hill said...

The resolution in its windbaggish entirety is too long to post here.



Please note that the San Francisco Sentinel supports Israel, and condemns the puffed-up pretentiousness that so often informs public discourse in Baghdad by the Bay.

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