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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Ross Mirkarimi
Ross Mirkarimi represents District 5 on the San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors.
Mirkarimi, a member of the Green Party, ran against and defeated the 21 other candidates in the race, including the two Democratic candidates endorsed by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Nick Waugh and Andrew Sullivan.
Mirkarimi is also a public power advocate, having directed the 2001 ballot initiative campaign to bring a municipal utility district to San Francisco.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Ross_Mirkarimi   (207 words)

  
 The Iranian-American Community's Night with Ross Mirkarimi
The Iranian-American Community Cordially invites you To an evening reception with Ross Mirkarimi, Candidate for San Francisco District 5 Supervisor and the first Iranian-American to run for elected Office in City & County of San Francisco.
Mirkarimi has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years where he has been a tireless force for progressive change.
Mirkarimi has led some of the most critical campaigns and causes in recent years: Police Reform and Accountability, Sunshine Laws, and Public Power—designed to give San Franciscans a greater voice in their energy future while stopping PG&E’s ratepayer rip-off.
www.payvand.com /news/04/sep/1180.html   (268 words)

  
 BeyondChron: San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » Mirkarimi Shows Leadership in School Closure Fight
Mirkarimi’s efforts on school closures and other issues have put him in the forefront of addressing two critical priorities that Mayor Newsom has claimed as his own: how to stop the exodus of families with children from San Francisco, and how to specifically reduce African-American displacement.
Mirkarimi’s work on the school closure issue not only addresses critical citywide issues, but the Supervisor has defined the debate around two issues the Mayor has claimed as his own: how to stop the exodus of families with children from San Francisco, and how to specifically reduce African-American displacement.
Mirkarimi recognizes that while the media and many elected officials may see Redevelopment’s displacement of African-Americans as a relic of the past, it has not been forgotten by the fl families of the Western Addition and Fillmore.
www.beyondchron.org /news/index.php?itemid=2843   (1182 words)

  
 Ross Mirkarimi - District 5 Supervisor - WE WON!: Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ross Mirkarimi's campaign to represent San Francisco's District Five on the Board of Supervisors today announced the release of an innovative audio campaign CD produced by young MC Hypnotic.
Mirkarimi called for a big-picture approach to implementing the San Francisco Bicycle Plan in order to promote biking for recreation and commuting and to reduce congestion.
At the top of the list is Ross Mirkarimi, who led the fight and built up the public power coalition's strength for two years running, with very limited resources and against great odds.
www.rossforsupervisor.org /article.php?list=type&type=9   (1460 words)

  
 Ross Mirkarimi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mirkarimi ran against and defeated the 21 other candidates to replace former supervisor Matt Gonzalez, who endorsed him.
Mirkarimi finished with 28 percent of the first-round vote, but nevertheless won the election after multiple rounds of elimination under the Instant Run-off voting system.
Mirkarimi was instrumental in the crusade to extend San Francisco's ban on smoking tobacco at bus shelters to the city's public golf courses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ross_Mirkarimi   (394 words)

  
 ASA : Supervisors draft pot club legislation
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi drafted a 60-page ordinance, incorporating location, parking, ventilation, hours of operation rules as well as the accuracy of scales for weighing marijuana.
Mirkarimi said he wanted to ensure safe access to pot clubs and the privacy of patients and caregivers, while addressing concerns raised by neighborhoods and law enforcement.
Mirkarimi's ordinance received a positive, but guarded, reception from several medical marijuana clubs and advocates.
www.safeaccessnow.org /article.php?id=2374   (688 words)

  
 cannabisnews.com: The Politics of Pot
Ross Mirkarimi has drafted a law that takes a reasonable middle-ground approach to the problem, giving the clubs the right to sell pot (and even, in some cases, to have patients smoke it on the premises), but subjects them to some basic public-health and zoning laws.
Mirkarimi, after months of work with all sides, has proposed that the Department of Public Health be the chief regulatory agency for pot clubs, and that they be required to follow a standard planning process to get permits, subject to the Planning Commission's discretionary review.
Initially Mirkarimi had wanted to require the clubs to keep some basic financial records (to ensure, among other things, that the employees were paid a legal wage).
www.cannabisnews.com /news/thread21229.shtml   (1831 words)

  
 Hallinan sends Gonzalez aide packing / Volunteer must turn in city car, go on leave until vote
Mirkarimi denied that, saying he never worked for the campaign while he was supposed to be working for the district attorney.
Mirkarimi has said he put in for comp time or vacation time in those instances when he did campaign work during his normally scheduled hours at the district attorney's office -- an explanation that was backed-up by his district attorney's office supervisor, Carlos Sanchez.
Mirkarimi said the leave of absence was something he wanted as well so he could concentrate his full attention on the mayor's race, which will be decided in the Dec. 9 runoff.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/21/BAGVI37N3H1.DTL   (952 words)

  
 Mayor Calls Proposed Law To Regulate Pot Clubs Too Soft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Newsom is taking issue specifically with a bill proposed by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who has spearheaded the effort to standardize how the approximately 35 pot clubs currently selling marijuana operate in the city.
Under Mirkarimi's proposed legislation, pot clubs could operate within 500 feet of a school and could sell up to a pound of marijuana a day to customers.
Mirkarimi said he expected a "healthy debate" on the issue.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v05.n1605.a11.html   (471 words)

  
 Hemp Evolution: Cannabis Activist Information & Marijuana Resources
This week, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi requested a hearing to discuss issues and policies related to Proposition S, the 2002 voter-approved measure that directed the city to explore growing and distributing pot for medicinal uses.
Mirkarimi is well aware of the concerns, but said it's worth seeing what, if anything, the city can do to move the issue forward.
Not only does he think it would be beneficial from a consumer standpoint to have standards in place, but the city also may be able to cash in through licensing fees or tapping into the distributors' profits, he said.
www.hempevolution.org /media/sfgate/sfgate050225.htm   (261 words)

  
 Ross Mirkarimi for Supervisor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As lead investigator, Mirkarimi was instrumental in the prosecution of the Old Republic Title Company -- a complex embezzlement case that resulted in the conviction of the Chief Financial Officer and the return of millions of dollars to San Franciscans and statewide consumers.
Mirkarimi was honored by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as a "Local Hero" 2002 and named by Campaigns and Elections Magazine as one of "15 National Rising Stars," 2004.
Mirkarimi has promised to push environmental policies at the Board of Supervisors, including building a coalition of interests to enact transit-first policies, reducing air pollution, and moving forward with the stalled solar power initiatives that he helped pass in 2002.
www.robarnow.com /html/rossforsupervisor/press.html   (1979 words)

  
 San Francisco Bay Guardian News
Ross Mirkarimi and others at City Hall who want to regulate the quasi-legal dispensaries that were proliferating in the city before a moratorium went into effect earlier this year.
Mirkarimi spent six months developing legislation to regulate pot clubs, which was considered by the Board of Supervisors Oct. 18, heavily amended, and continued to Oct. 25.
But Mirkarimi is opposed to such a cap – and the zoning fight could drag on for months.
www.sfbg.com /40/04/cover_potsb.html   (734 words)

  
 San Francisco Observer:Mirkarimi Lays Out His Plans for D5 and the City
Ross is soft-spoken, but firm; articulate, but not condescending; intelligent, but approachable; charming, but professional; idealistic, but pragmatic.
Ross lives on Webster Street in the Western Addition — closer to City Hall than any other supervisor in the city — with his partner, Evelyn, a national news reporter for the Washington Post, and pooch, Ralph.
Ross, 43, is a Leo and drives a 1993 Jeep, though he pledges to rarely use his dedicated parking space at City Hall.
news.sfobserver.com /news/view_article.html?article_id=b0f57d61ed0cae1ac468b06e225c0e1d   (2057 words)

  
 SF Cracks Down on the Proliferation of Marijuana Clubs
Ross Mirkarimi was already quietly working with dispensary owners to develop regulations when Mayor Gavin Newsom seized the media spotlight with reactionary concerns that sent all sides jockeying for position before the hammer comes down.
Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier, Aaron Peskin, Sophie Maxwell, Jake McGoldrick, Sean Elsbernd, Tom Ammiano, Fiona Ma, and Bevan Dufty have all voiced support for the moratorium.
Meanwhile, the regulations Mirkarimi has been developing are scheduled for an April 25 hearing before the board's Government Audit and Oversight Committee.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v05.n563.a08.html   (709 words)

  
 Washington Week . Student Voices | PBS
"Long after hostilities cease and peace is achieved, the lingering consequences of the war continue to harm Iraq's ecology and people," said Ross Mirkarimi, an environmental crimes investigator for San Francisco's district attorney's office.
Mirkarimi said he doubts there will be an investigation of "the millions of ammunition rounds made from depleted uranium" used in Kosovo and other conflicts — including the first Persian Gulf war.
Mirkarimi has been to Iraq twice, once on behalf of a team of Harvard University public health scientists to study the impact of the gulf war and the U.N. sanctions.
www.pbs.org /weta/washingtonweek/voices/200304/0425havoc.html   (1002 words)

  
 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi » Who Is Ross Mirkarimi?
Ross Mirkarimi has lived in San Francisco for 20 years where he’s been a tireless force for progressive change.
Never succumbing to convention but committed to influencing change from within, Ross enrolled in the SF Police Academy, became class president, and has since, worked at the District Attorney’s Office, dedicating most of his time to stopping white collar crime.
Ross was instrumental in the recent passage of Prop.
www.rossmirkarimi.com /blog/who-is-ross-mirkarimi   (227 words)

  
 San Francisco Bay Times
On the same day that DEA agents were raiding the San Francisco warehouse on a cul-de-sac beside the bay, across town at City Hall Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was pressing legislation which will, he hopes, bring the clubs a measure of protection–and regulation.
While Mirkarimi’s proposed legislation will put some controls on the clubs, one of the side effects, he hopes, will be to put an umbrella of city protection over them.
Mirkarimi’s hopes his legislation will, he said, “inoculate” by bringing the clubs out from the shadows.
www.sfbaytimes.com /article_p.php?article_id=3466   (1773 words)

  
 BeyondChron: San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » How Ross Mirkarimi Ran Away with D5
Mirkarimi ran in a presidential-year election in which Democratic visibility was extremely high, without the support of hardly any unions or the massive Democratic Party apparatus.
Mirkarimi's campaign also embraced new technology in their effort to win over the large young, counter-cultural contingent in D5.
Mirkarimi has consistently proven to have a deep understanding of the issues facing San Francisco, as well as an ability to provide a progressive voice in the City's decision-making process.
www.beyondchron.org /news/index.php?itemid=1042   (1091 words)

  
 Call for foot patrols in high-crime areas gains support - Examiner.com
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has proposed legislation that would mandate for one year a police foot patrol program in his district, which includes one of The City’s highest-crime neighborhoods, the Western Addition.
After postponing a Board of Supervisors vote on the legislation in August, Mirkarimi has heard from at least two other city supervisors, who said they wanted to expand the pilot program to include their districts.
Mirkarimi said it will be “an artful challenge” to figure out how to launch the pilot program while accommodating the requests of other supervisors.
www.examiner.com /printa-281994~Call_for_foot_patrols_in_high-crime_areas_gains_support.html   (447 words)

  
 Board of Supervisors: Ross Mirkarimi - District 5
Supervisor Mirkarimi has lived in San Francisco for 20 years where he's been a tireless force for progressive change.
He has led legislative efforts and campaigns to make City Hall more accountable to the people, worked to put underdog progressive candidates in elected office and stopped corporate abuse against seniors and low-income families.
Mirkarimi has also helped a number of underdog candidates win elected office.
www.sfgov.org /site/bdsupvrs_index.asp?id=29087   (185 words)

  
 Green Focus | Greens hold on to S.F. District 5 supervisor's seat
Mirkarimi, who takes over for Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez as the supervisor in District 5, won in the final tally with 13,083 votes after 19 passes, comprising a majority of 50.594 percent, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections.
Mirkarimi won in a district with just 3,000 registered Greens facing 20,000 registered Democrats, defeating Haaland, who had endorsements from two state assemblymen, five members of the Board of Supervisors and the Harvey Milk and Alice B. Toklas Democratic clubs.
The piece also addresses a photo of Mirkarimi with former President Bill Clinton, taken when Mirkarimi was part of the president's 1997 transition team, which the Mirkarimi campaign sent to the district's Democrats.
cagreens.org /greenfocus/04W_GreenMirkarimi.html   (724 words)

  
 Green Pages   ||  
In a hotly contested race, Ross Mirkarimi, a long time Green leader in San Francisco, pulled off a decisive progressive victory, winning twice the amount of votes as his nearest competitors to capture the Board of Supervisor's seat being vacated by Matt Gonzales.
Mirkarimi co-founded the Green Party of California 14 years ago, and was a top aide in the presidential campaign of Ralph Nader in 2000, and the gubernatorial campaign of Peter Camejo in 2002.
In a thank-you note to supporters the day after the election, Mirkarimi said he is "proud of the positive campaign we've run," but also expressed his "profound rage and disappointment" that there was not regime change at the national level.
www.gp.org /greenpages/content/volume8/issue4/article14.php   (533 words)

  
 Left In SF » First Day of School
Actually, Mirkarimi, Dufty and 8 other supervisors voted to give the school district $660,000 to keep Swett open and analyze the feasibility of converting Muir into a K-8.
Ross worked with a coalition of community members to fight to keep Swett open… He and his staff worked tirelessly through evenings, weekends and holidays on this issue.
Ross is working for job training opportunities for the youth in our community, as well as fighting for schools.
leftinsf.com /blog/index.php/archives/1081   (1977 words)

  
 North Gate News Online :: City Supervisors Clear the Way for More Sidewalk Cafes
The amendment, proposed by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, will allow 159 restaurants and cafes throughout the city to offer sidewalk service.
Mirkarimi's office got involved in the issue when the owner of two coffee shops in his district asked Mirkarimi why it was so difficult to get the go-ahead for alfresco dining.
Mirkarimi said, "Many San Franciscans or people who visit San Francisco ask themselves, ‘Why does San Francisco not have as many outdoor cafes or seating for outdoor restaurants,' and lo and behold, what was discovered was a provision in the planning code."
journalism.berkeley.edu /ngno/stories/027112.html   (566 words)

  
 Haaland for Supervisor
Many district 5 residents woke up today to find a mailer from Ross Mirkarimi designed to give the impression that he is a Democrat.
Ross was one of the founders of the Green Party in California, and he was even the California campaign coordinator for Nader's 2000 presidential run.
Ross should be proud of these accomplishments (well, except for the Nader thing).
www.roberthaaland.com /blog   (959 words)

  
 SAN FRANCISCO / Supervisors, chief face off on police foot patrols / On eve of vote on veto override, Fong details her ...
Mirkarimi's measure would require at least two officers to walk a full shift each day in areas patrolled by the city's Northern, Southern, Taraval, Park, Tenderloin, Mission, Bayview and Ingleside police stations.
Mirkarimi pushed the legislation, which would be a one-year pilot program, as a response to violent crime and what he said has been a lack of initiative from the mayor, the Police Department and the city Police Commission.
Mirkarimi said there are no guarantees that a department that opposed his legislation would stick to a voluntary plan for making officers walk beats.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/14/BAG4JMCA931.DTL   (747 words)

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