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Elections

Leno calls for ‘bringing Democrats home’

Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, stood outside the steps of City Hall on Wednesday in hopes of “bringing Democrats back home” in time for the Nov. 7 election, when voters will decide who will be governor: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides or Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Leno said polls show “about 30 percent of Democrats say they are likely to vote for Arnold. … If we could bring about 20 percent back, [Angelides] could win this,” Leno said. Leno was joined by Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Fiona Ma, Tom Ammiano, Sophie Maxwell and Chris Daly.

“Do not believe that Mr. Schwarzenegger is a moderate Republican with Democratic leanings. It is absolutely not true,” Peskin said.

The Board of Supervisors

Supes ponder appointments to six San Francisco panels

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will recommend appointments to six city boards.

Under consideration is one seat on each board, including the Graffiti Advisory Board, the Asthma Task Force, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. The Rules Committee meets today at 10 a.m. at City Hall, room 263.

Library Commission

Meeting to discuss funding of new branches, projects

The Library Commission meets today to discuss funding of the branch libraries and construction projects. The commission will discuss a report on its 2000 Branch Library Improvement Bond program, which shows renovation costs for the library branches and the source of the funds. The commission will also discuss the timelines for a number of branch library renovation projects. The Library Commission meets today at 4 p.m. in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium.

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