For thirty years, former SF supervisors like Dianne Feinstein, Quentin Kopp and Bob Mendelsohn have suggested that supes have slid inexorably down the evolutionary chain since their day. Memory is a funny thing. Did the place really run better then? Were supervisors less quirky?
Quentin used to refuse to sit down for TV interviews because he was tall and always wanted to look down at the reporter, like Lurch in the Addams doorway. Then-supervisor John Barbagelata once came across the table at me over a long-forgotten niggling question, to the wide-eyed horror of anchor Belva Davis, who was sitting between us. And we just won't go into Dan White.
But the joy of real time is that you get to try to fix something you think is broken, not just gripe about the good/bad old days. Too many supes? General elections or district? Other?
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