By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ
Supervisor David Campos called Mission Loc@l Tuesday night to disagree with the “Campos Keeps Quiet on American Apparel” headline that appeared on an article posted on Monday.
He said that throughout the debate on American Apparel’s bid to open a Valencia Street store, he has made his position on chain stores clear. Like his colleague Bevan Dufty, he said, he has declined to take a premature position on this specific case. He declined to elaborate, saying only that he has repeatedly stated his views “throughout the campaign.”
He said his office will issue a statement on his position.
The supervisor attended Monday night’s rally against the proposed store at Amnesia Bar and told Stephen Elliott, founder of the Stop American Apparel blog, that they had his support, according to Elliott. The supervisor did not make any public statement, but no one else did either, Elliott said.
Elliott said he was frustrated with Campos at the beginning of the campaign against the retail chain, but that he met with one of the supervisor’s aides last week.
“I’m satisfied with Campos’s response,” he said.
Campos said he has continued the work of former supervisor Tom Ammiano on legislation that would ban chain stores on certain streets, including the proposed Valencia location. He compared his views on the American Apparel store to those of Dufty, saying, “I think the general positions” are the same.
The Planning Commission will take up the issue on Thursday at City Hall, in Room 400, at 1:30 p.m.