Park commission spawns committees

Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell recently said that the commission's seven members will separate into three committees, “to have an opportunity for the public to weigh in before we have the gun to our heads.”

It should make it easier for commissioners who are sometimes surprised by what people say during public comment the day they have to make a decision on a new project such as putting a coffee cart in Dolores Park.

They are broken down into operational, zoo and capital committees.

“Being the glutton for punishment that I am, I will sit on all three committees but I will share none of them,” Buell said jokingly. “It will give me four meetings a month.”

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

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