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Wednesday in SF: Boudin says he isn't nervous about the recall

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

Good morning San Francisco. Here's your roundup of local stories for June 1.

Boudin is 'energized' ahead of recall

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has less than a week until a recall election that could cost him his job. He sat down with SFGATE for an interview to defend his position.

"I really, genuinely believe that every policy we've implemented, every reform that I've tried to push forward, is going to make us safer," Boudin said in the interview.

When asked whether he is nervous about the election at all, Boudin responded, "I'm energized." 

The interview can be read in full on SFGATE.

Second SF supervisor endorses Boudin recall

San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey endorsed the recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Tuesday in an op-ed piece for SFGATE.

Dorsey said Boudin’s quote in The Washington Post that “most of the residents [of the Tenderloin] I speak with aren’t particularly upset that there are drug sales happening there,” exemplifies how the district attorney has made tackling the neighborhood's challenges difficult.

“It’s bad enough for San Franciscans to feel our own concerns ignored or minimized,” he wrote. “It’s worse to consider how the words of San Francisco’s chief elected law enforcement official might be emboldening those who traffic deadly drugs and engage in dangerous criminal conduct on our neighborhoods’ streets.”

Dorsey is the second San Francisco supervisor to endorse the Boudin recall after District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

Two-alarm fire injures 1, displaces 25 in SF's Theater District

The San Francisco Fire Department on Wednesday tweeted that a two-alarm fire was contained in an apartment near Turk and Market streets, NBC Bay Area reports.

The fire displaced 25 people and injured one person. They were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

More SF news:

  • Teachers say Bay Area schools not immune to gun violence, demand stricter laws [ABC 7]
  • VIdeo: Meet a cable car gripman in San Francisco [NBC Bay Area]
  • Marin County Sheriff won't share license plate data with agencies outside California [KTVU]

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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