“The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, prohibits public nudity in restaurants and outlaws sitting on benches or other public seating in the city without placing clothing or other material atop the seat first.”
In other words, you are from Clovis and decide to take the family to visit the world famous San Fran Wharf, your kids are aged 4-14, boys and girls. In the parking lot across from the wharf are locals,male and females conversing–in the nude. A real family outing?
This is a city out of control. Maybe the Chamber is looking for the deviants to be tourists. On the other hand it is cheaper to visit San Fran than going into a strip joint.
Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen, 11/1/11
Public nudists in San Francisco will have to cover up in certain situations under legislation given unanimous initial approval Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, prohibits public nudity in restaurants and outlaws sitting on benches or other public seating in the city without placing clothing or other material atop the seat first.
“What’s so funny?” Wiener said jokingly when the reading of the legislation at Tuesday afternoon’s board meeting was met with laughter by much of the audience in board chambers.
The proposal made international headlines because of its “only in San Francisco” nature, and even led to a prank by Wiener’s colleague, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who left a napkin on his seat before a board meeting.
Wiener said Tuesday that despite the legislation being the butt of jokes and “the press being obsessed with it,” the public sanitation problems were a “tangible issue” primarily affecting Jane Warner Plaza and elsewhere in the Castro, a neighborhood in his district where public nudists often congregate.
The ordinance was approved by all 11 supervisors and will return to the board for final approval at next week’s meeting.