2pm: And we’re off, all present except Sup. Campos

2:15: All of the first 8 items are passed except item 3, which would create a Muni substation at 1190 Fillmore St. Read more about the first 8 items here at today’s agenda.

2:20: Memorials are read by each of the Supervisors and roll call is taken. Time for public comment…

2:22: The usual suspects line up along with a number of SEIU representatives wearing t-shirts emblazoned with their union’s logo; wonder if they’re getting a head start on budget season?

2:26: One of the usual suspects has chosen to use his time today to argue against the two minute policy, calling San Francisco oppressive and attacking Sup. Bevan Dufty. Sadly, he runs out of time before he is able to clearly articulate his point.

2:38: The SEIU representatives get their moment to talk – turns out the are just here to discourage the board from cutting their worker’s salaries this budget season.

2:46: More usual suspects: “The Singer” sings his weekly two minute ditty, “The Preacher” gets up and rambles about Prop 8, and now “Doomsday Guy” discusses 911, apparently it was an inside job, and we have 66.6 days until the end of the world (down from 72 last week).

2:54: Now a man introducing himself as “The King of the Alternative Press” gets up and says that he is appalled by last weeks BOS meeting coverage, during which time numerous Bayview residents came and spoke about development in their communities, and the shrinking African American population in the city. He says he is “very disturbed” by the fact that none of the “mainstream press” covered their mobilization.

3pm: This might be a record, public comment is over in 40 minutes, amazing!

3:02: Items 11-13 are passed unanimously in one vote, read more about those items here.

3:05: Two resolutions are introduced, one by Sup. Mirkarimi proclaiming September “Rentry Month” and another by Sup. Avalos regarding a citizen who deserves special commendation because of her work with the library, both are passed.

3:10: Time for commendations. The person Eric Mar is delivering to is not scheduled to be here until 3:30, so the board decides to recess until then.

3:16: The entire room has emptied out, even the halls outside are quiet. Looks like this is going to be a light day…

3:32: Alright, back in action. The commendation is for the city’s Vegetarian Society; it is the 10th anniversary of The World Veg Festival

3:37: Dixie May, who has been part of the Vegetarian Society for “40 or it’s 41 years” accepts the commendation, and Sophie Maxwell gets up and says that she too is a vegetarian and that the festival is great fun.

3:38: And the meeting is adjourned.

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Born and raised in Seal Beach, California, Heather Duthie studied Political Science and Community Studies as an undergraduate. She went on to work on a number of documentary films and for Link Television. She has lived in the Mission District for the past 5 years, and currently covers government for Mission Loc@l.

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