David Campos’ screwy logic is laid bare by Sean Elsbernd

Courtesy PhotoNude awakening: Supervisor Sean Elsbernd blasted his colleague’s logic on public nudity and Muni funding.

Last week, Supervisor David Campos voted against limiting nudity and in favor of spending $1.6 million to fund the first five months of a pilot program giving free Muni passes to low-income youths. When debating the Muni vote, Campos said that choosing between paying for maintenance on Muni and the free passes is a “false choice.” In response, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd launched one of his signature rants:

“I struggle today to follow your logic,” Elsbernd said. “Just 20 minutes ago, we heard you present the choice the Police Department was going to have to face was violence in the Mission or enforce public nudity [ban]. That’s not a false choice? That’s one of the most bogus choices I’ve ever heard. I didn’t say anything because I think everyone here knows our Police Department knows how to prioritize. That’s not a false choice, but this is? I would hope everyone here understands that a budget has to be equal. Revenue must equal expenditures. You are in a box.”

He went on, “I’m frankly very disappointed — absolutely disappointed with the MTA. Their stewardship and leadership of this program is a failure and I think as they go forward to the electorate saying, ‘We wanna raise parking meters. We wanna raise more taxes,’ and this program is on the books? Good luck.”

Melissa Griffin’s column runs each Thursday and Sunday. She also appears Mondays in “Mornings with Melissa” at 6:45 a.m. on KPIX (Ch. 5). Email her at mgriffin@sfexaminer.com.
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