By Randy Shaw
I’m not sure this statement has been made very often, but here it is: the current San Francisco Board of Supervisors is doing a remarkable job. In recent weeks it skillfully handled the worst budget crisis in city history, and had the political courage to take a tough vote on Lennar’s controversial Bayview-Hunters Point development – when previous Boards might have sought delay and political cover. Not content to just cast votes on issues that come before it, the Board initiated vital new revenue measures, showing a vision that Supervisors are often accused of lacking and defying the conservative line that district-elected supervisors ignore citywide concerns. Although credit for the Board’s success crosses ideological lines, its control by a progressive majority has left persistent Supe-bashers even more irate, as each Board success further discredits their anti-district election arguments.
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