Supervisors vote on Food Not Bombs
25 Oct 1993 09:51:18

Today is the day the SF Supervisors vote on
whether food can be distributed for free
in the city's parks. This legislation
is necessary to proceed because of an Oct. '91
decision by the SF Board of Park and Recreation
to disallow the distribution of free food
in City Parks.

SF Chronicle Oct25 OP/ED
'St. Anthony's They're Not' - Supervisor Bill Maher

[note St Anthony's is an insititutional style
soup kitchen, subsidized by the gommint to the tune
of approx. 6$ per meal. They serve meat.]
[ for followers of SF Admin Soap Opera, Bill Maher
'goes out with' Ms. Walsh, the officer accusing
Police Chief Anthony Ribera of 'sexual assault'.
She has quoted Ribera as saying, during the Loma
Prieta EarthQuake of 1989, while in Police
HQ at 850 Bryant, when the lights went out,
"Joanne, now's our chance."

Editor- It appears thet Mayor Frank Jordan
has fallen into the same trap as former Mayor
Art Agnos by becoming enmeshed in a mud
wrestling match with Keith McHenry and the
'Food Not Bombs' crowd. It's a match the mayor
cannot win.
"Food Not Bombs" are political street brawlers
more concerned with provoking a
confrontation and providing themselves with a
platform for their political agenda then serving
food to the poor. Unfortunately, their
political agenda is more akin to class
warfare than helping the poor. Let's face it folks,
St. Anthony's they're not. Seeing them
arrested does not break my heart.
The mayor has recognized this, but his
response has been to send police officers in
to arrest them. By pursuing this course, Mayor Jordan
has fallen into the trap. The mayor has
allowed "Food Not Bombs" to control the homeless
agenda by responding to their taunts and by doing so,
has allowed the public safety of our neighborhoods
to suffer. The Sunset and Ingleside were promised
19 more police officers. Not only was this promise
unfullfilled, the few officers they had
were sent to a media circus at Civic Center. This
is not what the mayor intended for his Matrix program.
Let "Food Not Bombs" serve the food [ED. !]. Simply
have a few Northern Station police sweep Civic Center
before and after the meal so that no one group is
allowed to take over the park. In truth, it is not
the hour or two that people are being fed that is the
problem. The real problems are the colonization
of the park, people camping out, public drunkenness
and defecation and violence which deprives other
people of their right to use the Civic Center park.
The fight for Civic Center is important. The fight
with "Food Not Bombs" is not. It is not worth the
risk to our community when we strip our
neighborhoods of their police protection.
Let's not waste our precious resources on people
who aren't worth it.

Supervisor Bill Maher

I guess this supervisor is voting in favor of
the free distribution of food in a city park.

Rush Limbaugh's e-mail
I've been getting -mail returned- mailbox full
messages there on really short posts.
What's up Rush?


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