Later in the week, the supervisors' City and School District Committee will hold a hearing, at the behest of District 8 Supervisor and declared mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty, to assess how the fight against rampant truancy is going. District Attorney Kamala Harris, a candidate for state attorney general, has trumpeted her office's efforts to crack down on truants by prosecuting their parents. Dufty apparently wants to hear more.
At the full board meeting Tuesday, the supervisors will also hear an appeal to the Municipal Transportation Agency's efforts to declare the city's public-transit system in a state of fiscal emergency. Such a declaration allows the agency to proceed with potential service cuts without undergoing state environmental review, and Muni rider and activist David Pilpel has opposed the declaration, arguing in a letter to supervisors that he represents "many less active public transit riders who would be adversely affected by the proposed transit service reductions." As ever with matters Muni-related, expect some theatrical public comments.
Speaking of Muni, on Wednesday the supes' Budget and Finance Committee -- conducting a special outside-the-dome meeting at Horace Mann Middle School on 23rd Street -- will hold a hearing on how the transit agency plans to spend $36 million in state transportation funding.
Odds and ends: On Tuesday, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will consider authorizing $2.7 million in grants to fund landscaping and irrigation improvements that would reduce water use. And any wonks out there looking for a chuckle into their shirtsleeves can head over to City Hall this morning, where Supervisor Chris Daly has commandeered the proceedings of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee to demand a "formal, written apology" from Lennar Corporation for the decision of a security guard employed by the developer to carry a firearm at a public meeting.
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