San Francisco supervisors spike request to help constituents

While most San Francisco supervisors are pushing to redirect budget money to pet causes like neighborhood safety and food pantries for the homeless, Mission District Supervisor Hillary Ronen also wants $160,000 set aside to pay for a fourth aide in her office.

Ronen — who was chief of staff for former Supervisor David Campos — says she needs the help because the amount of work in her City Hall office is “absolutely insane.” She says her three aides are working up to 15-hour days to keep up with the avalanche of emails, calls and other public contacts.

The move has some inside City Hall rolling their eyes. While none of Ronen’s colleagues is publicly criticizing her, jerk Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s reaction to an earlier proposal to give all board members an additional aide was, “Over my dead body.”

Too bad constituents.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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