Michael T. Collins, a vice president of UBS Financial Services, likewise wrote to the board, saying he will no longer attend meetings here: "I'll stay somewhere else from now on," he wrote.
Amusingly, several of the more than one dozen letters the board received on this issue came from people perturbed that board members had wasted valuable time on a trivial measure -- seemingly unconcerned that they happened to be spending their own valuable time complaining about an innocuous, trivial local measure that is not backed by the force of law.
"You guys spend precious time talking about meat-free Mondays?" wrote Ann Wilder, spending her precious time sending an e-mail about the meat-free Monday measure. "You embarrass me."
angry two-page screed that touched on
issues such as financial crisis in California, immigration, ROTC, and
dog dishes. "And, I am convinced, [politicians] will stop at nothing to continue sucking the life out of us until the state -- or the country -- has collapsed."
Ezell is so angered by this that he's leaving California, he wrote. And "with all due respect, I couldn't imagine retiring here."
Anti-regulation zealots weren't the only people opposed to Maxwell's measure. Some felt the measure didn't go far enough.
"California has a serious budget deficit," wrote Stanford Daily columnist Jack Cackler, in a letter to the board. "Why not tax meat on Mondays, to kill two birds with one stone?"
Cackler left unanswered the question of whether the meat tax would apply to wildfowl culled in this way.
Jordan Saiz protested that some people's meatless diets consists of "chocolate, French fries and microwavable dinners."
Larry Battis says Maxwell is only setting herself up "to be labeled a 'moonbat' and relegated to ridicule."
How can she keep San Francisco from being made fun of?
"Declare Mondays 'Locally Grown, Free-Range and Organic Mondays," Battis wrote.
Our favorite, however, has to be the suggestion of one Robert Hsiao.
"How about a 'No Shark Fin Soup Day Any Day' resolution," he wrote.