Peskin could take office this month
No rest for the weary winner?
City Attorney rules that the newly elected supe doesn’t have to wait until January
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – Aaron Peskin can take his seat on the Board of Supervisors within as little as a few weeks, and won’t have to wait until after January, the City Attorney’s Office ruled today.
That’s significant because there are major development projects, including 75 Howard (on the waterfront) and the 5M Project (at Fifth and Mission) moving through the pipeline quickly, and both could come to the board before the end of the year.
Normally supervisors take office in January. But Peskin won a seat that was up in a special election because Christensen had just been appointed. (He’ll have to run again in the fall.)
And the City Charter states that such an election is to “fill the unexpired term” (in this case of David Chiu…
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