Neighborhood coalition seeks sit-lie ordinance supporters

If at first you don’t succeed, try campaigning instead.

Since the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods was unsuccessful in its recent attempt via letter to derail a proposition from the November ballot that would cancel out a measure they support, they are asking folks to join their campaign for Proposition L, which would ban sitting or lying on city sidewalks during certain hours.

The coalition recently sent a letter to the director of the Elections Department, John Arntz, asking that he pull Proposition M from the ballot — a measure that would require the captains of all 10 police stations to work with merchants and community members to establish specific foot beats. If Prop. M passes, it contains a so-called “poison pill” that would nullify Prop. L.

It didn’t take long for Arntz to say “No” to the coalition's request.

The coalition is holding its first campaign event Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at FTC Skate Shop.

esherbert@sfexaminer.com

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