Your Rundown on the Week in S.F. Government

Should be a fun week — the Board of Supervisors is weighing in on the fiasco involving narcotics analysis at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, the Police Commission is trying to reform its process for disciplining wayward officers, and we can look forward to the latest round in the pissing contest between Supervisor Chris Daly and the Lennar Corporation. Here's the rundown:


10 a.m.: The Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on problems at the scandal-ridden police crime lab, which has become more of a public-relations nightmare for the police department and district attorney's office by the day. Last week, documents released by the D.A. raised questions about how early police officers and prosecutors knew about problems at the lab, particularly those involving technician Deborah Madden, who has been accused of stealing drugs for personal use. Expect some indignation from the hearing's co-sponsors: Ross Mirkarimi, who hasn't been shy about taking shots at D.A. Kamala Harris in the past, and David Chiu, who is said to be interested in her seat.

1 p.m.: Hungry in Noe Valley? The supes' Land Use and Economic Development Committee will consider changing planning regulations to allow more restaurants along 24th Street in the Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District. The current rules prohibit new eateries and bars out of concern about unruly patrons disturbing genteel Noe's peace and quiet; apparently, the district's peace-and-quiet-loving residents now want a few more culinary options close to home.

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