policeblotter_sfa.jpgVarious outdated sections of San Francisco’s police code could be repealed via legislation introduced at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The proposal was introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener and would address various issues, including the tying of dogs to streetlights or trees and a requirement for moving companies in the city.

“We pass a lot of legislation in San Francisco, but sometimes we have to go back and look at the code to see what should be repealed,” Wiener said.

The legislation would repeal a prohibition on tying dogs to streetlights or trees, as well as a requirement that a moving company provide formal notice to a tenant’s landlord before moving anything.

Another part of the code that would be repealed is a section prohibiting the sale of food or drinks by someone who does not have a license at a business where other food or drinks are served, even if the business owners allow such activity.

An example cited by Wiener’s office is the famous “Tamale Lady” who sells food at the Zeitgeist bar at 199 Valencia St.

Wiener said such policies are outdated and can possibly trigger significant penalties or even jail time. He said he consulted with San Francisco police officials on the legislation and they do not oppose it.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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