Pubdate: Wed, 13 Nov 2002
Source: San Francisco Examiner (CA)
Copyright: 2002 San Francisco Examiner
Author: Adriel Hampton, Examiner Staff
Bookmark: (Cannabis - California)


     In the first post-election meeting of the Board of Supervisors, 
members quickly moved to implement their pet ballot measures.

     Supervisor Mark Leno's office introduced a motion for a three-member 
select committee on medical marijuana, which would explore a program where 
The City would distribute the drug to patients. Proposition S, passed with 
more than 60 percent of the vote, asked The City to explore such policy.

     Leno and Supervisor Leland Yee were in Sacramento on Tuesday, 
undergoing freshman training after winning Assembly seats Nov. 5.

     Also acting on a newly passed proposition, ballot letter P, Supervisor 
Tony Hall called for a hearing on the bond watchdog board that will oversee 
new revenue bonds related to the Hetch Hetchy rebuild. Hall wants the 
Public Utilities Commission to report on the hows, whens and whys of bond 
issues under Proposition A, which authorized $1.6 billion to fund the 
retrofit and expansion of the water delivery system.

     Other board action:

     SURPLUS HOUSING: Supervisors amended Chris Daly's surplus property 
ordinance to eliminate the citizen's advisory committee, to allow any 
extremely poor person access to surplus housing, to eliminate the 
stipulation that property unsuitable for housing be sold for homeless 
services, and to add a July 1, 2004, sunset date.

     GOLF: Aftfer an Examiner report, Supervisor Jake McGoldrick called for 
a hearing on the problem of golf balls falling like hail on homes alongside 
Lincoln Park Golf Course. "We can't have danger to life and limb there on 
Clement Street," McGoldrick said.

     CHAIN STORES: Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval called for a new 
anti-monopoly law to limit the number of identical chain stores in the same 
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