Please come out to support my appointment to SF's Skateboard Task Force! (10am Weds., SF City Hall, Room 263)

The Rules Committee of the Board of Supervisors -- made up of Supervisors Michela Alioto-Piers, Ross Mirkarimi, and Aaron Peskin -- will meet this Wednesday morning, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. If all goes well, when it's over I'll be the newest member of the city's Skateboard Task Force.

  I've just found out however that there is apparently another applicant for the one open seat, someone I don't know named David Miles. David does not have a recommendation from the committee as I do, and task force chair Ted Loewenberg told me that he personally does not support him. Apparently David is a passionate advocate for inline skating -- which doesn't necessarily sound so bad to me, but he ended up yelling at Ted on the phone over this issue (Ted was defending the group's focus on skateboarding). Although I'm an inline skater myself and I'll be filling the inline skating slot on the task force if appointed, I generally support prioritizing the reform of skateboarding laws, as I think there is more official hostility toward skateboarders.

  Despite this apparent advantage I have going in, it's possible that the Supervisors might appreciate this opportunity to pass over the nomination of an outspoken Libertarian who has opposed their ballot measures -- particularly Aaron Peskin, who may recall some of my strong rhetoric at Board meetings during his effort to confiscate Brian O'Flynn's land in North Beach via eminent domain. And I don't know what other support David may have.

  So I would appreciate any of you who can turn out to show your support when they vote on who to appoint. Politicians usually listen to numbers.

  Additionally, it should be somewhat interesting to see what questions I am asked when they have me on the hot seat. 8) And the first item on the Rules Committee agenda is of some separate interest as well -- they will be hearing a proposal from Supervisor McGoldrick to put the Patriot Act on some kind of legislative watch list.

  Finally, of course, if I am picked it would be the first appointment of an LPSF member to public office in San Francisco. Registered Libertarians like the late Kathleen Harrington have served on city bodies before, but to my knowledge no one who was actually active in the party has done so. And this fair town badly needs some pro-freedom voices at City Hall!

  You can see the agenda for the meeting here: http://www.sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs_page.asp?id=7266 Reviewing the nominees for the open seat on the Skateboard Task Force is item #6.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>
  Outreach Director, Libertarian Party of San Francisco

Congratulations, Starchild. I have a commitment for Wed 10:am, but
if there is any way I can e-mail somebody in your support, please let
me know.

Marcy

  The Rules Committee of the Board of Supervisors -- made up

of

Lobbying isn't a bad idea... thanks, Marcy. The email addresses and phone numbers of the three Supervisors on the Rules Committee are listed below:

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier (District 2) - (415) 554-7752 - Michela.Alioto-Pier@...
Supervisor Aaron Peskin (District 3) - (415) 554-7450 - Aaron.Peskin@...
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi (District 5) - (415) 554-7630 - Ross.Mirkarimi@...

  Again the request would be for them to support the nomination of Starchild for the Skateboard Task Force when the Rules Committee meets on Wednesday. Here are a few other quick items off the top of my head that could also be easily mentioned if you call or email (kill a few bad birds with one stone):

-oppose the proposed tax on plastic bags
-oppose Sup. McGoldrick's plan to create a special toll district for driving downtown
-oppose the ballot measure proposing a ban on handguns
-oppose Sup. Ma's proposed tightening of the youth curfew on video game parlors
-oppose Sup. Peskin's plan to confiscate the vehicles of people arrested for soliciting prostitution
-oppose a fare increase or service cut for MUNI; cut employee salaries instead
-support Mayor Newsom's drive to reform civil service rules
-support Sup. Sandoval's proposal to cut funding for the Convention & Visitors Bureau
-balance the budget by cutting salaries, especially those of people making over $100,000 a year; don't balance the budget by raising taxes or cutting services

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Starchild,

I have just fired off e-mails to these Sups, with copy to you.
Good luck, Starchild.

Marcy

  Lobbying isn't a bad idea... thanks, Marcy. The email

addresses and

phone numbers of the three Supervisors on the Rules Committee are
listed below:

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier (District 2) - (415) 554-7752 -
Michela.Alioto-Pier@s...
Supervisor Aaron Peskin (District 3) - (415) 554-7450 -
Aaron.Peskin@s...
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi (District 5) - (415) 554-7630 -
Ross.Mirkarimi@s...

  Again the request would be for them to support the nomination

of

Starchild for the Skateboard Task Force when the Rules Committee

meets

on Wednesday. Here are a few other quick items off the top of my

head

that could also be easily mentioned if you call or email (kill a

few

bad birds with one stone):

-oppose the proposed tax on plastic bags
-oppose Sup. McGoldrick's plan to create a special toll district

for

driving downtown
-oppose the ballot measure proposing a ban on handguns
-oppose Sup. Ma's proposed tightening of the youth curfew on video

game

parlors
-oppose Sup. Peskin's plan to confiscate the vehicles of people
arrested for soliciting prostitution
-oppose a fare increase or service cut for MUNI; cut employee

salaries

instead
-support Mayor Newsom's drive to reform civil service rules
-support Sup. Sandoval's proposal to cut funding for the Convention

&

Visitors Bureau
-balance the budget by cutting salaries, especially those of people
making over $100,000 a year; don't balance the budget by raising

taxes

or cutting services

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

> Congratulations, Starchild. I have a commitment for Wed 10:am,

but

> if there is any way I can e-mail somebody in your support, please

let

> me know.
>
> Marcy
>
>
>
> --- In lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>

wrote:

>> The Rules Committee of the Board of Supervisors -- made up
> of
>> Supervisors Michela Alioto-Piers, Ross Mirkarimi, and Aaron

Peskin -

> -
>> will meet this Wednesday morning, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. If all
> goes
>> well, when it's over I'll be the newest member of the city's
> Skateboard
>> Task Force.
>>
>> I've just found out however that there is apparently another
> applicant
>> for the one open seat, someone I don't know named David Miles.
> David
>> does not have a recommendation from the committee as I do, and

task

>> force chair Ted Loewenberg told me that he personally does not
> support
>> him. Apparently David is a passionate advocate for inline

skating --

>
>> which doesn't necessarily sound so bad to me, but he ended up
> yelling
>> at Ted on the phone over this issue (Ted was defending the

group's

>> focus on skateboarding). Although I'm an inline skater myself and
> I'll
>> be filling the inline skating slot on the task force if

appointed,

> I
>> generally support prioritizing the reform of skateboarding laws,

as

> I
>> think there is more official hostility toward skateboarders.
>>
>> Despite this apparent advantage I have going in, it's
> possible that
>> the Supervisors might appreciate this opportunity to pass over

the

>> nomination of an outspoken Libertarian who has opposed their

ballot

>> measures -- particularly Aaron Peskin, who may recall some of my
> strong
>> rhetoric at Board meetings during his effort to confiscate Brian
>> O'Flynn's land in North Beach via eminent domain. And I don't

know

> what
>> other support David may have.
>>
>> So I would appreciate any of you who can turn out to show
> your support
>> when they vote on who to appoint. Politicians usually listen to
> numbers.
>>
>> Additionally, it should be somewhat interesting to see what
> questions
>> I am asked when they have me on the hot seat. 8) And the first
> item
>> on the Rules Committee agenda is of some separate interest as

well -

> -
>> they will be hearing a proposal from Supervisor McGoldrick to put
> the
>> Patriot Act on some kind of legislative watch list.
>>
>> Finally, of course, if I am picked it would be the first
> appointment
>> of an LPSF member to public office in San Francisco. Registered
>> Libertarians like the late Kathleen Harrington have served on

city

>> bodies before, but to my knowledge no one who was actually active
> in
>> the party has done so. And this fair town badly needs some pro-
> freedom
>> voices at City Hall!
>>
>> You can see the agenda for the meeting here:
>> http://www.sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs_page.asp?id=7266 Reviewing

the

>> nominees for the open seat on the Skateboard Task Force is item

#6.

Starchild,
I'll come and show some support. Would it be more helpful to wear
professional or skate-y attire?

Finally, of course, if I am picked it would be the first
appointment of an LPSF member to public office in San Francisco.

This is a losing streak in dire need of breaking; good luck!!

--Sandy Pierre

--- In lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com, Starchild <sfdreamer@e...>
wrote:

  The Rules Committee of the Board of Supervisors -- made up

of

Supervisors Michela Alioto-Piers, Ross Mirkarimi, and Aaron

Peskin --

will meet this Wednesday morning, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. If all

goes

well, when it's over I'll be the newest member of the city's

Skateboard

Task Force.

  I've just found out however that there is apparently another

applicant

for the one open seat, someone I don't know named David Miles.

David

does not have a recommendation from the committee as I do, and

task

force chair Ted Loewenberg told me that he personally does not

support

I don't think it's that important. Wear what you're comfortable in. Be yourself. And thanks for the support!

      <<< Starchild >>>