By Luke Thomas
June 28, 2010
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano is breathing a sigh of relief today after learning the U.S. Supreme Court denied a legal challenge to a key provision of “Healthy San Francisco,” a municipal-based universal healthcare program the former supervisor championed from inception when he served on the Board of Supervisors.
The high court’s action today ends a four-year legal challenge by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, ably defended by the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
“I am really excited,” Ammiano told FCJ. “It’s truly a green light for the program. It’s time for the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to stop wasting everyone’s time.”