Supervisor drops foul-mouthed resolution

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The New Year’s resolution by Supervisor Chris Daly to say “f***” at every meeting ended after just one utterance of the profanity.

The vow by Daly, who is Mayor Gavin Newsom’s most outspoken critic on the Board of Supervisors, generated nationwide media coverage, but also landed criticism for the supervisor.

As first reported by The Examiner, Daly announced the resolution during a Rules Committee meeting Thursday.

The District 6 supervisor has been oft-criticized for his behavior, and past outbursts have drawn calls for a censure of Daly.

The resolution by Daly — which he called a “funny little rebuff” in response to a local media editorial criticizing him for cursing in a December meeting — was also met by criticism. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu delivered a bar of soap to Daly’s office and a message to clean up his language.

Daly faced a move for a censure in 2004, brought by Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. The motion by Alioto-Pier came after Daly told a landlord who was in the audience of a board meeting to “f*** off.” The motion for a censure failed.

More recently, Daly said “f*** you” to several members of the Board of Supervisors during a Dec. 15 hearing after his colleagues denied him the opportunity to speak more on an item.

Later the same day, Daly interrupted police Chief George Gascón while the chief was testifying. Daly introduced himself to Gascón and left the board chambers, muttering profanities.

The new resolution to say “f***” at every meeting ended Monday, however, when Daly sat on the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee without uttering the profanity.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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