SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

By : sfexaminer – excerpt

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the progressive bloc — the Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Friday.

The board meeting was called Wednesday morning by the six progressive supervisors after criticizing the board’s Rules Committee for blocking their measures from heading to the November ballot.

The measures would create a public advocate position, as well as a commission to oversee the Mayor’s Office of Housing and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development.

Last week, Supervisor David Campos exchanged sharp words with the Rules Committee members, Supervisors Katy Tang, the chair, and Malia Cohen — for amending his proposed public advocate ballot measure and refusing to advance his version.

“It’s unfortunate things have deteriorated to this point,” Campos said about the need for the special board meeting… (more)



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