Smoking, Drinking, Leisure On San Francisco Supes’ Agenda

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Cigarettes, alcohol, nightlife and daytime fun and games were all on the San Francisco Supervisors’ agenda Tuesday.

The calendar items were called, and one by one the supervisors quickly resolved each issue. They included final passage of an alcohol tax that Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed as promised just hours later, and approval of Supervisor Eric Mar’s plan to disallow tobacco sales in places that have pharmacies, such as Safeway and Costco.

”My father could have lived 10 years longer if he hadn’t smoked,” said Mar. “And I feel very strongly that this is a measure that protects public health.”

Supervisor David Chiu’s legislation to reign in promoters who host troublesome late night parties was also unveiled Tuesday.

”As I think everyone knows, in recent years there have been too many public safety incidents around night clubs,” said Chiu.

New management for Harding Park Golf Course was approved, as were bocce courts on the Embarcadero.

Muni also took a few knocks, both for the 25 cent surcharge on Clipper Cards, and the new fare gates that don’t seem to require any fare at all.

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