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Board to vote on ban of plastic foam use by food vendors

A Board of Supervisors committee will vote Monday on legislation that would prohibit the use of plastic foam by restaurants and food vendors.

Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin drafted the legislation to promote the use of biodegradable products instead of the polystyrene foams, which take thousands of years to decompose. The ban would take effect Jan. 1, 2007.

The Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will vote on the legislation Monday, at 1 p.m., at City Hall, Room 263.

Supes to vote on advertising on new transit shelters

The Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to allow advertising on the shelters and platforms of the new Third Street Light Rail. The $648 million, 5.1-mile light-rail project marks the transit agency’s largest undertaking in decades. The Muni-operated system will feature 18 stations along Third Street, going from Bayshore Boulevard in Vistacion Valley to the Caltrain Depot at Fourth and King streets. The project, which has been delayed for a year and a half, opens to the public free of charge starting Jan. 13, when service will be provided only on weekends and holidays. Full paid service is slated to begin on April 7.

Police Commission

Panel accepts results of case against officer

The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday formally adopted findings in the disciplinary case against Lt. Jerry Lankford. Lankford was accused of covering the license plate of his personal car with a towel while he cruised San Francisco and Emeryville allegedly soliciting prostitutes. The Commission sustained complaints that he covered his license plate, but did not sustain accusations that he was looking for prostitutes or that he did not comply with an investigation.

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