WEISS FOR MAYOR 2018

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  • commented 2018-05-17 10:10:43 -0700
    I’m not voting for you because your website uses the word “programming” in place of actually proposing a policy. I don’t know what you actually want to do, it’s a problem.
  • commented 2018-05-15 22:56:51 -0700
    Hello,


    I’ve lived in downtown San Francisco since 1992. I volunteered at a homeless shelter, I’ve known people who are homeless, lived in an SRO, worked in an SRO… let just say I’ve never been homeless but sure have been around it.


    All the people running for mayor have zero clue as how to take care of this problem, zero…


    This is a small city, 7×7, it’s expensive and densely populated. It is one of the worst places in the world to take on the homeless problem. The United States is actually what has the homeless problem. It’s a REFUGEE CRISIS. They all come here because everywhere else they just boot ‘em out of town. When they come here they get a hotel room, some even get full apartments. I’ve been inside them. I’ve known people that live in them. They just hang out, wait for their government checks, smoke pot, watch tv, talk bunk, drink cheap beer or the good stuff when they can shop lift it. We should not be giving out any more free housing in this city. Some people are working at Starbucks and making tiny wages and have to pay large chunks of rent for little spaces to live with horrible roommates. Any low cost housing should go to people who work.


    I live near the homeless shelter on Polk Street. A friend of mine who stayed there told me what goes on inside and it didn’t sound good. I know what goes on outside. All the shops and small business’ in that area have gone down. The cops, ambulances and fire department are always showing up there about something. All these goofy, menacing people hang around in front of it. I don’t want anymore homeless shelters going up in this city. We’ve already housed 100s and 100s, if not 1000s of homeless people.


    Ideally, here’s how it should be handled. It’s a REFUGEE CRISIS. I’m a firm believer in not taking any refugees from other countries because we have a REFUGEE CRISIS of our own. The president should send out the military. Every night army trucks loaded with blankets, food and supplies should go out to where the homeless are and feed them. They should take them back to the bases. I would imagine they have plenty of empty buildings they could use to house them. What they have at those bases is SPACE. Unlike Sweden or Denmark, the United States has plenty of space in warm areas where we can take our homeless. Why take care of homeless in a crowded city when we can take them to an area where they can set their tents up, or have barracks, tiny houses, whatever set up for them. Isn’t their some large areas out by Hercules, Antioch or Fairfield. Our military has lot of money, food, doctors, restrooms, laundry, psychologists… They can take the homeless there, feed them, cloth them, find out who is who. Some of them can go back to the system, as in work and pay rent or whatever. So, polish them up and put them back in the system. The ones with drug problems— it makes sense to get them out of the city. They can get treatment and not have to deal with the temptation. When they are going through withdrawals the medics can help them rather then drug dealers. Army shrinks can help the mentally ill.


    Of course, our current president would probably not go for such a plan. Whenever there’s a presidential election, Obama, Trump, Clinton, Bush… we’ve never heard them say anything about the homeless. Part of that is because the cities, such as San Francisco, where there are large homeless populations are not communicating, getting the word out that this country has a massive homeless problem. Each city seems to be trying to deal with it on its own. Tourist come here from all over the country and are shocked to see so many homeless.


    Here is what San Francisco can do— it needs to get the homeless out of the city. First, BAY AREA, cities in the BAY AREA that have homeless problems— Berkeley, San Jose, Oakland… San Francisco needs to get together with these cities, not just the government agencies but also the outreach and charity people. They need to get together and pool resources. I’m sure we can find a large space or field in the Bay Area where we can bring the homeless. A shuttle system can be devised to transport the homeless to their jobs and appointments. With the entire BAY AREA involved it would be easier to find cheaper housing and more employment.


    Also, Jerry Brown, maybe he can get the National Guard involved. The powerful companies— Facebook, Twitter, Bechtel, Amazon… So many powerful corporations in the BAY AREA. Are they being approached to help with this. They could provide money and back to work opportunities. Please, stop with this we are going to make homeless shelters in the city and build a mental health center. You’re just ringing the bell to the rest of the country for them to send their unstables to us. Any neighborhood that is going to host a homeless shelter will be ruined. There’s #2 all over our sidewalks. Little kids are walking through it. We are spending so much money to live here, we have an exceptional police force that is doing nothing to move these tent cities. I’ve been threatened and shouted at, spat on, charged at by homeless people. Please devise a plan that takes them out of the city…


    Rick
  • commented 2018-05-15 17:05:13 -0700
    I’m calling because you mention the St. Francis Homeless Challenge. Many elderly homeless women in my Inner Richmond area need this service. Can you please call my landline (415) 752-2795 to give more information and how your campaign may aid in this area? Leave a message if I do not answer.
  • commented 2018-05-15 10:05:24 -0700
    I have a generalized profit making solution to poverty I’d like to get a quote from Amy Weiss on. The hOEP Project (hOurs Equals Price), allows some sellers in a free market to make much more profit and reduce financial inequality at the same time. It works as a price tag or coupon that lets a buyer pay in cash for a price tag stated in units of “hours of personal time”. For example.


    Consider a toll bridge that saves everyone 1 hour of time. https://www.batolls.info/bridges/golden_gate_bridge.en.html

    Consider 3 people using the bridge with different hourly rates for their time.

    1@poor driver -$10/hr

    1@middle class driver -$60/hr

    1@affluent driver -$300/hr


    What is the fair price and most profitable price for the bridge toll that will save everyone equally and 1 hour of time?


    A) everyone pays the same dollar price.

    it’s listed on the website at $6-$7 depending on if you have a fast pass. The poor driver will have to work over half an hour to pay for the toll. The middle income driver will have to work 6-7 minutes to pay fo the toll. The affluent driver will have to work 1-2 minutes to pay for the toll.


    B) everyone pays the same hourly price.

    SF.gov sets the price at 6 minutes of time to give the middle class driver a small discount in price which is calculated at ($60/hr x 0.1hr)=$6. So with an hourly price converted to dollars there’s no change from the regular dollar price for a middle class driver. BUT, an affluent driver will pay a price listed as “6 minutes” on the toll booth based on their hourly worth/cost of $300/hr = ($300/hr x 0.1hr) = $30. And a poor driver would pay ($10/hr x 0.1hr) = $1 for using the toll bridge. SF.gov also implements highest hourly rate first access to the bridge and limits volume to the optimal carrying capacity of the bridge so the most cars travel the fastest carrying the highest income drivers who’s time is worth the most money. This means rich people get less lines and priority access to the bridge at higher prices during peek rush hours. Poor people get lower prices, but have to wait in line behind richer people for low volume vacancy space on the bridge.
  • commented 2018-05-14 14:39:13 -0700
    Dear Amy Farah Weiss;

    I an a photographer/artist and have created a 34 page paperback photobook with photos and text exploring the plight of our homeless people. It is titled “Tension and Struggle”.

    Proposal 1.

    The Photo Pages can be printed as posters and photo prints. I am offering publishing rights to this work and its photos to an organization dedicated to aiding and improving struggling homeless peoples lives.


    The book is print-ready through an online printing company as an on-demand printing arrangement. The individual photo-art files can be printed by most any printing company as posters etc.


    Potential current avenues to an organization for monetary gain are:

    The selling of the Photo/Story book; both retail and wholesale.

    The selling of copies of the art shown in the book.


    As a side benefit to the people looking for help, this may be a project that some may be able to use to move back into a productive life style.

    Do you have any recommendations to organizations that may be interested in accepting this opportunity?

    Proposal 2.

    I would be willing to setup and work a display, of the images and book, in a gallery concept to help bring addition light on our and the worlds homelessness.

    Any profits made through this display would go to the organization of your choice. This display could be promoted and sponsored by your campaign committee.

    Please let me know if we can come together on this opportunity

    A PDF file can be viewed at http://franklincunningham.com/PDF_Tension_and_Struggle.html

    Frank Cunningham

    Gofec@att.net

    925-609-9481
  • commented 2018-05-14 13:23:00 -0700
    Hi Amy,

    My name is Rev. Charles Grays founder of United Fathers Coalition. We met at Cornerstone Baptist Church. I was impressed with many of your views and hope we can meet ASAP re: your views on the school district.


    Regards,

    Rev.Charles Grays
  • commented 2018-05-09 13:08:02 -0700
    The Castro Candidate Needle Walk is a community service program born from the Rotary Club of San Francisco – Castro, the world’s first openly LGBTQ+ welcoming Rotary Club in the world.


    Rotary international is not a political organization, and no endorsement for any candidate of any party for any elected office shall be made by the club.


    Rotarians are about service above self, and having fun. This is a community service day where we are collecting litter and used needles out of the streets in the Castro. We invite all candidates for Mayor of San Francisco or Supervisor for District 8 to join us for an hour of service and community fellowship on May 20th, ahead of the June 5th election. We invite you to participate in an open discussion on the many issues that lead to homelessness and substance abuse in San Francisco. This is not an opportunity for a stump speech. This is not a photo-op. This is open and honest communication and service.


    We welcome everyone to join us in this day of service. There will be many more Candidate Needle Walks in the future, until every human experiencing homelessness in San Francisco is lifted up and out of our streets.


    The Rotary Club of San Francisco – Castro meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at The Sausage Factory for inspiring lectures, important service updates, fun, food, and fellowship from 6:30-8:00. Your first three meals (meetings) are on us, and we hope to see you soon.
  • commented 2018-05-03 17:18:51 -0700
    Greetings


    My name is Hunter King and I work with Causa Justa :: Just Cause, a membership-based housing and immigrant rights organization in San Francisco and Oakland. We are producing our bilingual English- Spanish newspaper, Just Causes for release prior to the election. As part of our content for this issue, we are asking SF mayoral candidates to respond to 5 questions. We will print your answers in our newspaper along with responses from the other candidates. To allow time for translation, the deadline to respond is Thursday, May 10th at 12pm. Below you will find a description of our paper. But first, here are our questions.


    Please keep your answers to each question to 150 words or less and submit them and a candidate photo by Thursday, May 10th at 12pm.


    Which public mayoral forums have you participated in and why?

    What is your track record of creating, preserving, and protecting affordable housing and what percentage of this housing was deeply affordable for folks making under 30% of AMI ($34,000 for a family of 4)?

    What plans do you have to put more renter protections in place to prevent the displacement of current working-class Black and Brown San Francisco residents?

    What are the top two issues that are at stake in this election that you see as being most relevant to working-class Black and Brown communities?

    What is your plan to address the epidemic of police violence against Black and Brown communities?


    About our newspaper

    Just Causes is a bilingual (English-Spanish) publication that we print 2 – 3 times every year (starting around 2005 or so). The content aims to be a mix of articles covering “current / hot news topics”, inspiring campaign victories (CJJC’s and our sister organizations) and analysis on the issues related to CJJC’s work (housing, foreclosures, immigration etc). It is written collaboratively by the staff, our members and sister organizations and coalitions.


    We usually print between 5,000 – 10,000 copies for each edition and the papers have historically been largely distributed “by hand”. Which means that members of our organization actually drop the papers in the neighborhoods we work in door to door (East, West Oakland, Mission and Excelsior etc…). A smaller number are mailed to members, supporters and donors on CJJC’s database, as well as distributed in locations where community folks congregate like waiting rooms of service organizations, laundromats, neighborhood stores etc.


    The newspaper is really a method for us to communicate and engage our base and membership of working-class Black and Latino folks in Oakland and San Francisco and we are really proud of what we produce and how we have been able to use it to build CJJC and our collective movement as a whole.


    Thank you,

    Hunter
  • commented 2018-04-30 03:52:42 -0700
    Hello, i am french tv journalist, i am making a documentry film about homeless care in SF. I will be in SAN FRANCISCO from may 7 to may 17th. I realy would like to meet and interview amy Weiss. Please contact asap to tell me if we can do something.

    best regards. Antoine Dufeu 0033782340584

    dufeuantoine@gmail.com
  • commented 2018-04-28 12:56:10 -0700
    Girl we need to get U more PRESS BILL BOARDS front page great news about UUUU

    in all newspapers IN. S.F. zen the whole earth like yesterday ok ..can we transform the lot at 14th into your campaign headquarters ? Can we get a fantastic trailer donated to you that can be your mobile campaign headquarters that could have speakers with message playing 24/7 8 days a week .

    So my friend Dublin who is in Thursday’s 4/26/2018 Examiner front page and page 5 so B-4 that sweep of homeless tent removal ect actually took place on Tuesday he had a really cool rolling house that a girl from Alaska made he modified with a round window he had it parked on 23td at illanose st officer (G) waited till he wasn’t there he had his PHONE# on all 4 sides his wheel house it was crushed he says he got lawyer and is sueing

    But my point is these sweeps are BAD 4 the ENVIERMeNT cuz they are crushing up people’s tent homes their everything it’s becoming landfill ect
  • commented 2018-04-28 12:56:09 -0700
    Girl we need to get U more PRESS BILL BOARDS front page great news about UUUU

    in all newspapers IN. S.F. zen the whole earth like yesterday ok ..can we transform the lot at 14th into your campaign headquarters ? Can we get a fantastic trailer donated to you that can be your mobile campaign headquarters that could have speakers with message playing 24/7 8 days a week .

    So my friend Dublin who is in Thursday’s 4/26/2018 Examiner front page and page 5 so B-4 that sweep of homeless tent removal ect actually took place on Tuesday he had a really cool rolling house that a girl from Alaska made he modified with a round window he had it parked on 23td at illanose st officer (G) waited till he wasn’t there he had his PHONE# on all 4 sides his wheel house it was crushed he says he got lawyer and is sueing

    But my point is these sweeps are BAD 4 the ENVIERMeNT cuz they are crushing up people’s tent homes their everything it’s becoming landfill ect
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  • commented 2018-04-25 11:08:05 -0700
    At last official count, there were some 7,499 homeless individuals in San Francisco. During the last fiscal year the city spent (more than) $275,000,000 addressing this issue with little seen results. This means that approximately $36,672 were spent on each/all the homeless people through the various programs the city is involved in. I think its time to change the thinking here.


    A SPUR 2014 study suggests that roughly 30,000 vacant are vacant in San Francisco, which, according to the Examiner, “included 8,900 units in the process of being rented, 2,400 ownership units in the process being sold or sold and not yet occupied, vacation or seasonal use at about 9,100 units, and 9,700 units not in any of those categories.”


    If any of the aforementioned number are remotely accurate, then there is clearly a surplus of available units within this city and the next mayor must take a more aggressive stance on this issue. The use of housing vouchers to property owners would help. Clearly not all individuals who are homeless are asking for help. But you have a number of homeless individuals (such as myself) who are gainfully employed and wage earners. It’s unfortunate that I cannot find the “affordable” housing that everyone says is there and available. This has got to change!


    I welcome any comments to this. Best of luck in the election. You can rest assure that I will be supporting the person with a more direct approach to dealing with problems and not adding the the overall roles of city government and the pension plan burdens.


    Greggory D Johnson III

    415-933-5292


    P.S. I am on the city’s P1 list for housing.
  • commented 2018-04-24 17:23:00 -0700
    Good evening,

    On behalf of troop 62294 we are asking a favor if Amy or staff member could speak to us about the ongoing housing problem in SF. We are looking to earn our Silver Award project on housing affordability and we are current,y researching the topic. If we could schedule a phone call that would be greatly appreciated.


    Thank you,

    Cataleen Flores

    Troop 62294
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  • commented 2018-04-24 16:27:27 -0700
    Hi Amy, are you available on 5/30 from 6:30-7:30pm to speak alongside the other candidates in front of Stanford young alumni in the city? This would be a stanford alumni event. I am on the young alumni board and am organizing the event. Please let me know, thank you
  • commented 2018-04-17 11:27:01 -0700
    Hi Amy,

    We will have San Francisco Mayoral Debate on on Wed 5/2 ,5:30-7:30, in San Francisco main library. The room is good for 200 people and we will have live stream for FB and youtube as well. Please help to reserve the time slot.
  • commented 2018-04-12 14:42:27 -0700
    On behalf of the Alice Griffith Tenant Association we would like to invite you to attend a special meet and greet with students from Alice Griffith community on May 7, 2018 from 5:00 – 5:30pm.


    This will be an opportunity for youth leaders to get to know each candidate and for every candidate to get hear from the community.


    Please confirm if you can attend or send a representative.


    Thanks,
  • commented 2018-04-12 05:14:39 -0700
    Hello I am a documentary producer for M6, the number one french tv channel.

    I am working on a primetime flagship show (Enquête exclusive: 5millions viewers) which will be dedicated to San Francisco the capital of the world of tomorrow.


    To that matter, I will be in san Francisco from may 1th to may 12Th. As part of this documentary i would like to meet Amy Farah Weiss. I would like her to be in my film to talk about the homeless situation in San Francisco. I would be also an opportunity to have a media cover of her campain “weiss for mayer” in Europe.

    Can we talk about it soon on the phone or by mail?

    I am available whenever you want to talk about this project.

    You can reach me by phone 0033 782 3405 84

    Mail: dufeuantoine@gmail.com and dufeuantoine@catetcie.fr


    Thank you.

    Antoine Dufeu
  • commented 2018-04-03 22:30:07 -0700
    Hello,


    JLSF would like to host a Mayoral Forum evening on 4/17. Please let me know if you would be interested in participating.


    Thank you
  • commented 2018-04-03 09:49:49 -0700
    How do I buy car stickers and t-shirt
  • commented 2018-04-02 12:40:38 -0700
    Dear Amy and ….


    I sent this last week. Your response is desired very soon!!!


    I am a freelance photographer working on a project to document the final days of this historic San Francisco Mayoral race and photographing each of the candidates on the campaign trail. I will not publish the photos during the campaign, unless they are approved by the campaign, but I wanted to get candids before June 5th with the hopes of pitching something after the election. The photographs will be both journalistic and for posterity.


    I would also like to schedule one formal portrait session with the candidate that would require 30 minutes of dedicated time.


    If you would like me to sign any legal agreement of the release of photos prior to the election, I would be happy to do so. I want the campaign to understand that I am just an impartial observer and there to bear witness for historical purposes.


    I would like to spend two to three full days following around the candidate.


    I plan to be within the process as much as possible right up until the election day and a couple of days afterward to wrap it up.


    I look forward to your response as time is of the essence.


    Stay tuned,


    P.S. I am also an SFCLT member of the purple house!!!


    Todd Sanchioni


    FotoSanchioni.com

    415-994-5885
  • commented 2018-03-27 10:45:48 -0700
    Hi Amy, Please ask your campaign friends to call Scott Weiner and ask for answers. We share 3 big questions on his Housing bill

    (916) 651-4011


    I just called. They said they can’t answer every single person. I reminded them these are questions hundreds and thousands of people are asking.


    Serious , do we need a moveOn petition for him to revise his bill and answer questions?


    Right now the bill is made of trickle down economics. Add more housing in conditions that create inequty in hopes it will trickle down. Why? Because under the new law the volume of the flow has gone from trickle to full on high flow stream. It’s Trump and Regan all in one, pretending to be our savior.


    =====


    A) why can’t his bill add language to guarantee low income inclusive housing for 50% of upzones


    B) why can’t he impose more fees on afflent developers and afflent residents to pay for transit that becomes saturated or strained with upzone


    C) finance for people who want to buy in dense areas, but they have a few credit scars. Right now people with avg or lower credit are forced to buy in x burbs where housing is cheap and the cost to them and the environment is high. Right now banks reward home buying patterns that push low and medium people to sprawl.
  • commented 2018-03-19 23:10:52 -0700
    Thanks for joining the SF Mayor Candidates Forum tonight! You made great points and represented yourself well, however I recommend you stop saying the phrase “stabilize” the homeless situation because it wasn’t clear what you meant by that. Perhaps you could use a different phrase, or explain what you mean: Do you want to maintain the number of people who are currently homeless, or do you want to get them into a more stable housing situation (i.e. help them not be homeless anymore). Wishing you all the best of luck in the upcoming race! Keep fighting the good fight :)
  • commented 2018-03-19 21:10:30 -0700
    Your stunt tonight at the mayoral forum was shameful. I listened to you outside and was interested. After your stunt, I’ve written you off.
  • commented 2018-03-19 16:42:03 -0700
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  • commented 2018-03-16 08:34:13 -0700
    Hi, who is your media contact? can you please send me that info?
  • commented 2018-03-13 21:21:28 -0700
  • commented 2018-03-07 12:52:47 -0800
    Hi

    The ILWU NCDC is doing candidate endorsement interviews and the next dates we have picked are Saturday March 10th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

    Or

    Wednesday March 14th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

    Both are in San Francisco next to the Giants Ballpark at 4 Berry St. off of 2nd st. Let me know if those dates work.
  • commented 2018-02-23 11:02:56 -0800
    You will never win as San Francisco’s next mayor when you cannot obey our laws. Your campaign is sticking your campaign signs on street furniture which is illegal. It is disgusting, trashy, and pollution. I will be contacting DPW and 311. So, please remove them.