Supervisor Cohen’s June 2018 Newsletter

Supervisor Malia Cohen’s


Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!

Supervisor Cohen

Keep in touch: 

(415) 554-7670


Asian Pacific American Community Center

San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society 

Bayview Footprints 

Bayview Magic

Bayview Merchants Association 

Bayview Opera House

Bayview Police Station Public Safety Updates

Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment (BRITE) 

D10 Watch

India Basin Neighborhood Association

Ingleside Police Station 

Potrero Hill Boosters Neighborhood Association

Potrero Hill Neighborhood Yahoo Group

Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association

Rebuild Potrero 

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

Southeast Community Facility Commission (SECFC)

Unite Potrero

Visitacion Valley Greenway

Young Community Developers

Statement on the Hunters Point Shipyard

For decades, the Bayview Hunters Point community has lived with the fear that their health and safety are at risk as a result of toxic waste left at the Shipyard by the Navy. More recently, fraudulent soil testing by cleanup contractor Tetra Tech, a billion-dollar corporation that received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, have added to those fears.

Let me be clear: my primary goals are to protect the health of my constituents and hold both the Navy and Tetra Tech fully responsible for their actions. This includes demanding that they test Parcel A and retest Parcel G in its entirety.

These acts of environmental injustice are unacceptable. Our community has suffered for long enough and deserves better.

It’s time to stop protecting the bad behavior of Tetra Tech and protect the health of the people.

If you missed it, check out my interview with KTVU last month where I discussed the Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup.

*Photo courtesy of KTVU


Key Information for June 5th Primary Election

June 2 & 3 – Weekend voting at the City Hall Voting Center from 10 am to 4 pm. Due to the weekend-long Clusterfest event in Civic Center, voters must enter City Hall on Grove Street. We encourage you to use public transit.

June 5 – Polling places, the City Hall Voting Center, and Vote-by-Mail ballot drop-off stations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling location at

8:00 p.m. – Polling locations close/Deadline for ballots. Voters actively waiting in line at 8:00 pm will be allowed to cast their ballot. Anyone that arrives after 8:00 pm are ineligible to vote. Voters are not permitted to “hold” or “reserve” a spot in line for others.

Ballot Selfies Are Legal with Limitations – As of January 1, 2017, it is legal in California to “voluntarily disclose” how you vote by sharing photos of your ballot on social media (“ballot selfie”) as long as you do not violate any other law. It is a felony to interfere with the voting process, intimidate a voter or election worker, and compromise the privacy of other voters. It’s advised to speak with an election official before taking a selfie.


Notice: Upcoming Construction Project in the District

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will be working at the border of District 10 next Wednesday, June 6th.

They are connecting new water services at the intersections of:

  • 3rd St. and Mariposa St.
  • Illinois St. & Mariposa St.
  • Along Terry Francois Blvd.

Although this project is taking place right on the border with District 6, technically the work is occurring in D10. The work will begin at 11:55 pm and end by 4:00 am. SFPUC will attempt to do their loudest work earlier in the night.

For more information and updates, please visit their social media site:


District 10 Pride 2018

San Francisco’s District 10 Pride is a celebration of the diversity, warmth and unique spirit of San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods. The D10 Pride Float will showcase our rich history and our bright future.

Everyone is welcome to join us in the Pride Parade 2018, marching alongside the official float for District 10 representing Bayview, Dogpatch, Potrero, and Visitacion Valley. RSVP to join my parade contingent online at

Celebrate Pride all month in the sunniest neighborhoods in the city. Visit our Facebook page and RSVP for our upcoming events.


Free concerts in Stern Grove are back!

Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Grove (19th Ave & Sloat Blvd) for the Big Picnic featuring two R&B greats, Peabo Bryson and Jeffrey Osborne.

The concert is FREE and tickets are not required; Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information & the full summer lineup, click here.


Upcoming Events


District 10

International Children’s Day Festival

Sunday, June 3rd, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St)

Join Wu Yee Children’s Services in celebrating International Children’s Day with a FREE festival for children and their families!

Family photo booth, pop-up playground, food and snacks, interactive children’s musician, games, activities, arts & crafts, and community resources for families.

Register for free at!


Bayview Family BBQ

Sunday, June 3rd,11:00 am- 4:00 pm

Mendell Plaza (between Oakdale & Palou)

Don’t forget to join us on Sunday at Medell Plaza for some fun! Come eat, enjoy music, and watch some great drum dancing with members of the community.

This event is sponsored by City agencies, local merchants and community groups and is entirely FREE!

We will kick off with parayer service in the plaza from 11:00 to 12:00 before the entertainment begins. I look forward to seeing all of you there!


Free Movie Screening of Moonlight

Thursday, June 21st, 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St)

The D10 Pride Committee & Bayview Opera House present:


The coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” is nominated for eight Academy Awards. It tells the story of a gay African-American boy growing up in the impoverished Liberty City neighborhood of Miami.

This event is free by the generous support of the D10 Pride Committee, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation and the Office of Supervisor Malia Cohen. RSVP at

*Photo courtesy A24




June Free Admission Days at San Francisco Museums

Many of San Francisco’s prominent museums and galleries offer free admission or “pay-what-you-wish” for a select day of the month. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the arts and stay out of the heat!

Sun., June 3 Asian Arts Museum
Tues., June 5 Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum of Fine Arts, Legion of Honor, Museum of Craft & Design, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Wed., June 6 GLBT Museum
Tues., June 12 Botanical Gardens
Fri., June 22 Exploratorium (5 pm – 9 pm)

42nd Annual Union Street Festival

Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)

The Union Street Music Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest annual

free events! For the 2nd year in a row, the event will feature more than 24 live bands showcasing five different genres: Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and Local Bands!


It will also feature arts and craft exhibitors, festive food vendors, tasty beers and fine wines, and community groups.


The event will take place rain or shine. Please remember this is a smoke-free event.



Coming of Age Black and Free in America with Darnell Moore

Wednesday, June 13th, 6:30 pm

INFORUM (110 The Embarcadero)

In association with San Francisco Pride, join INFORUM for Pride Month and a conversation about the intersectionality of faith, sexuality, blackness and gender with author Darnell L. Moore, as he discusses his new memoir, No

Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. This will be an empowering and insightful evening that you won’t want to miss, moderated by Hana Baba and Leila Day, hosts of “The Stoop” podcast.

Darnell L. Moore is regarded as “one of the most influential black writers and thinkers of our time,”  centering his work largely around the topics of liberation, the topics of liberation, self-love and tolerance. Moore is an embodiment of resilience, having endured traumas such as narrowly escaping being burned alive at 14 years old by homophobic neighborhood children, suffering a near-fatal heart attack at 19 years old, and enduring poverty and brutality in his childhood home.

Today, Moore is an award-winning writer and activist, a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement and a champion of justice. His writing centers around anti-racist, feminist, pro-queer of color and anti-colonial thought and has taken him to The Huffington Post, Ebony Magazine and many other publications. Moore is also a renowned scholar in black Christian thought and has spoken at Harvard Divinity School and been a visiting scholar at the Yale Divinity School and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.

Buy your tickets at

Stacey Abrams: Leading from the Minority

Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Commonwealth Club (110 The Embarcadero)

It’s almost a cliché: it’s good to be different. However, it’s hard to believe this when there are a plethora of experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional power. But today, there

are women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and millennials in the world who are ready to make a difference.

Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House minority leader and candidate for governor of Georgia, wants to show everyone that there is truth in the cliché and value in the struggle against traditional power structures. In her new book, Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change, Abrams emphasizes the importance of knowing your own passion, regardless of the scale or target. She discusses personal stories about launching a company, starting a daycare center for homeless teen moms and running a successful political campaign to show how ambition, fear, money, and failure function in leadership.

Abrams is the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, and is the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States.

Join this special conversation about how being in the minority can provide unique and vital strength! Get your tickets at



Discover & Go Library Program

San Francisco Public Library offers free museum and attractions passes on an online platform called Discover & Go. Library users who are city residents can access free or discounted passes to more than a dozen Bay Area museums and attractions. With Discover & Go, library users can better reserve a pass online with their library card and print their tickets at home or at the neighborhood library.

San Francisco’s Discover & Go program is sponsored by the Department of Children Youth & Their Families and San Francisco Recreation & Parks. To start accessing passes to a variety of Bay Area attractions with your Library card, go to


Farmers’ Market Match Program for CalFresh EBT Recipients

Eating healthy is easier when you have access. And now, many farmers’ markets throughout California accept CalFresh EBT cards!

Market Match is a state incentive program which matches EBT benefits at select farmers’ markets (up to $10 each visit). The program empowers all consumers to make healthy choices and benefits local farmers.

To find participating markets, visit Check with the individual market manager for details.


Bike Share Access for Everyone

To comply with SFMTA’s equity policy, bike share companies LimeBike, JUMP and Ford GoBike are beginning to offer a discount to qualifying low-income residents.

LimeBike provides 100 rides with LimeBike standard pedal bikes for $5.  Email with the following information to enroll: full name, cell phone number (used to access your account), copy of a government-issued ID, and a supporting document (e.g. EBT card, discounted utility bill). Additional information of the program can be found at

Uber JUMP and Ford GoBike provides a one-time $5 annual membership for qualifying adult residents participating in CalFreshSFMTA Lifeline Passes or PG&E CARE.

JUMP – Email a copy or photo of your supporting document to See for details.

GoBike – Sign up online at, or in-person at:

Bay Area Metro Center (375 Beale Street)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Caltrain Bike Station (311 Townsend Street)

Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm