June 15, 6:15 p.m: Peskin removes Daly from the post of
Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and appoints himself
in Daly's place. Peskin released the following statement on the
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 Franciscos 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 needs that have been overlooked
or deserve an additional funding.
Aaron Peskin, President
Calls for comment to both Peskin and Daly have not been returned
as of time of publishing.
8:00 p.m: Peskin provides FCJ with the following exclusive
"Cooler heads, on all sides, have to prevail. What's
important to all is a budget that reflects the values of San Francisco."
8:09 p.m: Daly provides FCJ with the following exclusive
"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."
h. Brown speaks
Every once in a while, San Francisco Court Jester and mayoral
Brown comes out of his foxhole to square off with his number
one nemesis, Board President Aaron Peskin. In the following classic
youtube clip, spliced from the June 11 Government and Audit and
Oversight Committee, Brown tells the world everything that's wrong
with the San Francisco Police Department.