A day after Christina Olague was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to serve as the District 5 supervisor, she voted against the mayor’s veto on Sharp Park legislation that would have set stage for closing down that park’s golf course and transform it into open space while protecting the endangered species red-legged frogs and San Francisco garter snakes.
Olague has promised to vote as she sees fit and not based on politics. The vote, however, didn’t make a difference in the outcome. Lee’s veto was not overturned by the Board of Supervisors. It takes eight votes and only six supervisors voted to overturn it, Olague along with Supervisors David Chiu, John Avalos, Jane Kim and Eric Mar.
Olague’s appointment came with concerns about how she would have to recuse herself from certain votes because of her previous role as a Planning Commissioner. She recused herself from at least two votes Tuesday. The votes pertained to the board's approvals of installation of wireless antennas at 2041 Larkin St. and 3901 Mission St.