Chris Daly to SF: "Hasta la vista, suckers"
In 18 months we won't have Chris Daly to kick around anymore (his statement below in italics). What can we say, except don't let the screen door hit you in the ass on the way out, Chris. More than four years ago, I posted my first item on Supervisor Chris Daly, whose career in San Francisco has been one political melodrama after another.
He first came to my attention when he was arrested at a sit-in at Hastings College protesting the fact that the law school was building a parking garage. The bastards! How dare they provide parking for their 1,500 students and staff? Then we had the appointment of Adam Werbach to the PUC when Mayor Brown was out of town, the luxury highrise condos on Rincon Hill, his opposition to regulating the city's many pot clubs, and his push for the "question time" dog-and-pony show hoping to embarrass Mayor Newsom, to name a few Daly fiascos.
Judging from his blog---he hasn't made a post there since last April---Daly has been disengaged on city issues for some time.
In his short statement, he has to tell us that he'll continue to ride his bike in the city, which progressives will no doubt find reassuring. After all, the bicycle fantasy is about the only issue they have left, since, with crucial help from Daly, they've screwed up every other issue---homelessness, housing, development, traffic, etc.
By Chris Daly, special to Fog City Journal
July 22, 2009
As an elected official, I take seriously my obligations to my constituents and to San Francisco. As a father of two young children, and a husband, I take seriously my family responsibilities as well.
Recently, my wife, Sarah, and I had an opportunity to purchase a house in Fairfield, two doors away from Sarah’s childhood home, where her parents still live. Last month Sarah and the kids moved in. It is in a diverse neighborhood that Sarah loves, and it gives our children the opportunity to grow up with grandparents steps away.
Even though Sarah and the kids make frequent visits to the City, it is tough to be apart from my family. But Sarah and I are determined to do what is best for our kids---which means moving them closer to multi-generational family support.
I continue to eat, sleep, and bathe in my home on Stevenson Street. I bicycle to City Hall and to district meetings from my home and intend to continue to do so until the end of my Supervisor term and probably for longer.
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