BOARD PRESIDENT removes Chris Daly as Budget and Finance Committee chair – Peskin and Daly issue statements

PESKIN AND DALY ISSUE STATEMENTS

By Pat Murphy
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin today removed Supervisor Chris Daly as chair of Budget and Finance Committee.

Peskin appointed himself chair of that committee.

Peskin’s written statement to the Interim Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and Board Members follows:

“Madam Clerk and Colleagues:

“I am writing to notify you that I have removed Supervisor Daly as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

“I have appointed myself in his place.

“Supervisor Daly and his staff deserve our sincere gratitude for their hard work and leadership as well as thier commitment to San Francisco’s most vulnerable — the poor, the elderly, the young, and the disabled.

“I look forward to all of you to create a budget that respects those values and addresses those neds that have been overlooked or deserve an additional funding.

“Aaron Peskin
“President”

Supervisor Chris Daly issued the following statement to fogcityjournal.com.

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past ten years. Pat scribes an offbeat view of the human family through Believe It or What.

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