On Friday, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed foot patrol legislation that would add two more police district stations to a controversial new law approved by the Board of Supervisors last month requiring regular foot beats.
Newsom vetoed the first version of the legislation requiring regular foot beats in eight of The City’s 10 police districts, but his veto was overridden by the Board of Supervisors in a 9-2 vote. It takes eight votes to override a veto. The board is expected to vote on whether to override the most recent veto on Jan. 9.
In his veto letter, Newsom said he opposes the legislation because he does not believe the legislative branch should interfere with the operations of the Police Department.
On Monday, the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will consider a resolution authorizing the District Attorney's Office to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $394,891 from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, for a program entitled "Cold Case Program," for the period Oct. 1, 2005, to Sept. 30, 2007. Cold cases are murders or other crimes without a statute of limitations, in which the investigation has been shelved without rendering a suspect.
The Department of Child Support Services and the Firefighters Union will host their annual toy giveaway for children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The giveaway, which is for children ages 12 and under, will allow kids to take a picture with Santa. The giveaway will take place at 617 Mission St.