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Planning or politics? The Christensen-Peskin competition is everywhere – SFGate

  • Supervisor Julie Christensen, center, andnbsp;former Supervisor Aaron Peskin, right,nbsp;listen tonbsp;speakers during a grand opening jubilee of a new affordable family let housing Broadway Sansome Apartments in San Francisco. The dual are sealed in a competition for a District 3 seat. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle

Supervisor Julie Christensen, center, and former Supervisor Aaron Peskin, right, listen to speakers during a grand opening jubilee of a new affordable family let housing Broadway Sansome Apartments in San Francisco. The dual are sealed in a competition for a District 3 seat.


Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle


Supervisor Julie Christensen listens to speakers during a grand opening jubilee of a new affordable family let housing Broadway Sansome Apartments in San Francisco, CA Thursday, Jun 11, 2015.


Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle


Former administrator Aaron Peskin, left, tours a rooftop rug with designer Daniel Solomon during a grand opening jubilee of new affordable family let housing Broadway Sansome Apartments in San Francisco, CA Thursday, Jun 11, 2015.


Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle


One choosing in Nov is carrying an outsize impact during City Hall these days — and it’s not a probably uncontested competition for mayor. Rather, a quarrelsome District Three competition between Supervisor Julie Christensen and former Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who wants his aged pursuit back, is personification out in ways large and small.

So was it politics or process that gathering Planning Commissioners Cindy Wu and Kathrin Moore — both Peskin allies — to opinion opposite Christensen’s legislation to concede for a construction of new in-law units in District Three and Eight on Thursday? You can gamble what Christensen supporters think.

Wu and Moore both had their reasons for hostile a legislation: Christensen hadn’t finished adequate outreach, and she hadn’t begun with a commander module in a district. The Telegraph Hill Dwellers, a powerhouse area organisation that is tighten to Peskin, sent a deputy to a Planning Commission to contend Christensen didn’t proceed them about a plan and they wanted some-more time to examination it.

Then again, a thought of in-law units has been bouncing around for years, and both Wu and Moore have enthusiastically permitted a judgment in a past.

As Commissioner Michael Antonini pronounced during Thursday’s meeting, “This emanate has been out there for a long, prolonged time.”

Neither Wu nor Moore could be reached for comment.

Asked about a vote, Christensen didn’t come out directly and impact Wu and Moore. But, she said, “everything currently is political.”

The elect eventually voted 4-2 in preference of Christensen’s legislation (as good as Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation to concede in-law units opposite his District Eight). It now heads to a Land Use Committee.

And if it passes, even Peskin competence be happy, arrange of. A decade ago, he due citywide legislation to concede for a construction of new in-law units. It unsuccessful afterwards … and now his competition competence assistance see it through.

— Emily Green

 

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