Ex-supe candidate leaves nonprofit

Rob Black, former candidate for supervisor and vice president of public policy at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, has parted ways with a Tenderloin nonprofit because of its stance on the controversial Proposition D — a measure that would have allowed billboards on a stretch of Market Street.

An e-mail went out Thursday from the Community Leadership Alliance saying Black resigned because the group aggressively opposed a measure that Black aggressively supported.

Black, reached at his office at the Chamber of Commerce, said the story isn’t that simple. He accepted an honorary position on the board of the nonprofit after running for District 6 supervisor (CLA backed his run for the SoMa district). He really hasn’t been involved in the decision-making.

“I haven’t been to a meeting in a year and a half,” Black said.

So, when the nonprofit started campaigning heavily against Prop. D, Black decided his name shouldn’t be associated with the group anymore. Black and the Chamber of Commerce were heavy supporters of the effort to clean up mid-Market Street.

By the way, Prop. D failed at the polls Tuesday, and a side note: CLA Executive Director David Villa-Lobos just happens to be running for D6 supervisor.
 

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