Supervisor wants to ban other kind of lying on sidewalks 

The latest behavior that could become illegal on city sidewalks is lying — telling a falsehood — not to be confused with the other pending site-lie proposal that would prohibit the act of sitting or lying down on the sidewalks.

Supervisor Chris Daly introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it against the law to tell a falsehood when on sidewalks in the city and county of San Francisco.

The legislation is apparently a tongue-in-cheek proposal designed to cast criticism on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed legislation that would make it illegal to sit or lie on city sidewalks. This politically charged proposal has the backing of police Chief George Gascón, who pitched it, and a number of community members who say they are fed up and fearful of people just hanging out on the sidewalks.

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