Newsom questions merit of tour bus bill

First it was a ban on Happy Meal toys, now the political focus is on prohibiting loud speakers on tour buses. Mayor Gavin Newsom is calling into question the real merits of recent legislation coming out of City Hall.

While supervisors debate whether to prohibit any “incentive items” — defined as any toy, game, trading card, admission ticket or other consumer product — to accompany food if the food contains excessive calories, sodium or fat, Supervisor David Chiu is asking the city attorney to draft legislation to silence tour buses.

“I want to encourage tourism not discourage it,” Newsom said. “I think its appropriate to take a good look, but let's be cautious — soon we will be going after the fog horn and cable car bells.”

Bay Area NewsGavin NewsomGovernment & PoliticsPoliticstourismUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

East Bay hills and Port of Oakland visible from Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)
East Bay agencies urge precautionary evacuations ahead of wind event

At least two East Bay jurisdictions suggested Sunday that residents in the… Continue reading

Nate Durand of Chug Pub created an election-themed cocktail which has several names: Biden Harris, Barris, Hiden, and/or Dem Juice. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Drink blue, no matter who

But bar parties aren’t planned for Election Day

Lee Vining and Inyo National Forest are excellent fall color tour destinations. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gold Rush: Go now to see Sierra fall color

Maples, oaks, dogwoods, aspens glow in the next few weeks

Most Read