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‘No Moderate or Progressive Potholes’: Board President Aaron Peskin Says Now is the Time to Come Together SFNext: Fixing Our City

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Aaron Peskin, president of the Board of Supervisors, has spent the majority of the last 23 years in office in San Francisco, representing District 3. His district includes North Beach, Chinatown and the Financial District, but the role of president means he must broker compromises between his colleagues and the mayor. On complex crises like the coronavirus pandemic, fentanyl use, and homelessness, he says he also helps coordinate siloed city departments. And with so many crises at hand, Peskin says, this is no time for divisive politicking — which is why he collaborated with Mayor London Breed on legislation easing restrictions on building use downtown. “There are no moderate or progressive potholes,” he says. “There are potholes and they need to be filled.” | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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Aaron Peskin, president of the Board of Supervisors, has spent the majority of the last 23 years in office in San Francisco, representing District 3. His district includes North Beach, Chinatown and the Financial District, but the role of president means he must broker compromises between his colleagues and the mayor. On complex crises like the coronavirus pandemic, fentanyl use, and homelessness, he says he also helps coordinate siloed city departments. And with so many crises at hand, Peskin says, this is no time for divisive politicking — which is why he collaborated with Mayor London Breed on legislation easing restrictions on building use downtown. “There are no moderate or progressive potholes,” he says. “There are potholes and they need to be filled.” | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
Fixing our City is coming to a close, but we’re not done pursuing solutions and having important conversations about San Francisco’s future! To keep listening, follow the Chronicle’s flagship news podcast, Fifth & Mission. The SFNext initiative is also continuing! Find more reporting on how San Francisco can tackle its toughest challenges at sfchronicle.com/sfnext
Got a tip, question, comment? Email us at sfnext@sfchronicle.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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