Taylor, Barbara: Board of Supervisors' underlying issues


Barbara Taylor


Barbara Taylor: The world was so different then. This was a time when there was no rent control in San Francisco and so that was a pretty hot topic, you know, debating whether the city should have rent control. There was a major discussion over high rise development that continued on to win Dianne Feinstein became mayor after Mayor Moscone’s assassination. And just small things that we were not even think about now. One of the big issues that brought Dan White into prominence and ultimately got him elected to the Board of Supervisors was a dispute over whether a child rehabilitation facility should be placed in the neighborhood where he lived. These are not things that we talk about today. There is certainly not not very much. So it was a very different world and just the general make up of the Board, even those people who are on the Board of Supervisors then that were considered very liberal at the time I think most of them by today's standards would be considered moderate.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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