Avalos brings 'Happy Unbirthday' cake to hearing 

Leading up to a public hearing on Supervisor John Avalos’ “Parks for the Public” ballot measure Thursday, there was an attack waged against him on how he wanted to ban birthday parties in San Francisco’s beautiful parks.

Nothing could be further from the truth, Avalos said. After all, he loves celebrating birthday parties in the parks himself.

“Our parks are a great place to celebrate our birthday parties,” Avalos said. “For that reason I wanted to present a cake to lighten the mood a bit. For everyone who is not having a birthday today I want to present you with a merry unbirthday cake, and I want to wish you a very merry and happy unbirthday,” he said revealing the colorful cake during the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing.

Avalos said his measure is about keeping parks open to the public by prohibiting new leases of club houses with private entities and new fees to enter rec facilities.

“This cake represents the somewhat absurd notion that we’re trying to ban activities in parks that happen all the time,” Avalos said.

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