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Board of Supervisors

Board to vote on overriding mayoral veto

The Board of Supervisors will vote this Tuesday on whether to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of legislation requiring regular police foot patrols.

Newsom vetoed the legislation while announcing new efforts to put more police officers on the streets. The legislation would require about 33 officers a day walking the beats around eight of the 10 district police stations.

The board had approved the legislation, which was authored by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, in a 7-3 vote. Supervisor Jake McGoldrick was absent. It takes eight board votes to override a mayor’s veto.

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at City Hall, Room 250.

Planning Commission

Panel to meet and discuss hiring new director

The San Francisco Planning Commission will meet in closed session today to review résumés of candidates for the position of director of planning. Director Dean Macris, 75, announced his retirement for the second time earlier this month. He came out of retirement two years ago to head the Planning Department.

Arts Commission

Benefit party, including auction, held tonight

The San Francisco Arts Commission will host its annual benefit party tonight at 401 Van Ness Ave. from 6 to 10 p.m. The commission will be auctioning off original artwork, including work done by local artists, from its collection. The event will have live entertainment, food and deserts. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35 and proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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