Vote on Newsom’s alcohol fee veto postponed

Supervisor John Avalos is keeping the fight alive on his legislation that would impose an alcohol fee on wholesalers.

On Tuesday, Avalos requested that the Board of Supervisors postpone voting on whether to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of the legislation, which the board passed last week in a 6-3 vote.

Avalos may be waiting for Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to return to San Francisco, when he could be assured of having seven votes to override the veto, but which still wouldn’t be enough. It takes eight votes to override the veto. But the political message is stronger.

One reason Avalos did give during the meeting for postponement was that he wanted the City Attorney to weigh in on why it was legal for Newsom to veto and not recuse himself like Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. Alioto-Pier is an owner of an alcohol wholesaler’s permit.

Avalos said he had “questions about the ability of the mayor to veto the actual legislation itself.”

Bay Area NewsGavin NewsomGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsSan FranciscoUnder 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

CCSF file photo
Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

The installation “Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale” is on view at the Legion of Honor, which reopens Oct. 30 with safety protocols in place. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Legion of Honor reopens in time for Halloween

‘A Gothic Tale’ among exhibitions on view

There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supes back SFO worker healthcare legislation despite airline, business opposition

Costs of ‘Health Airport Ordinance’ in dispute, with estimates ranging from $8.4 M to $163 M annually

Most Read