Let’s welcome back Supervisor David Campos. He was nowhere to be found all of last week at City Hall, but returned Sunday from Barcelona where he was, “establishing good relationships with our sister city,” according to one of his aides.
Campos left Monday the weekend before three deaths on 24th street. Linnette Peralta Haynes and Sheila Chung Hagen stood in for him at Tuesday’s community police meeting.
Meanwhile Supervisor Bevan Dufty announced he is officially running for mayor. A sign that he is distancing himself from Mayor Gavin Newsom is his co-sponsoring of the resolution that would report juveniles to ICE only after they are convicted.
“I am acting independently,” he told Mission Loc@l about not siding with the current mayor on this one.
It looks like it will be a quiet week at City Hall with no Supervisors Meeting scheduled this week and other committee meetings canceled. Perhaps it is the calm before the storm, as the Public Safety Committee will discuss the juveniles’ shielding ordinance next Monday. The supervisors say they are expecting multitudes of people from both sides to attend.
At the state level, former District 9 Supervisor and current State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano was in downtown on Saturday for the 38th annual convention for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
He was there to promote his bill, Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, which is currently on the desk of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
He is getting closer to introducing other Bay Area initiatives statewide. His Municipal ID Act, similar to the one introduced earlier this year in San Francisco, is awaiting the governor’s approval.
Maybe Campos could leave for good and we could replace him with a garden gnome or some sort of progressive robot.