Macris, Dean: Moscone's legacy with the planning commission


Dean Macris


Macris: I don't know that he expressed [being his way I see it happening], George rather George quite saw it that way, but I was impressed by his openness that he-- Here I was, somewhere a part of the Alioto administration and he represented something quite different from that. But it in that long conversation, he never made me feel that my ideas my thoughts are weren't important to him and that in some way or another they were going to be discarded in his, in the future. I think both he and I understood there's going to be change and as a matter of fact he was so much change said he did a radical thing for the time, he asked the entire planning commission to resign, which I think was a great symbol that thing were going to be done differently. But I always felt he was a kind man, a man open to ideas. Clearly, as it turned out, he became the agent of a huge change in a way governance was going to be conducted in San Francisco.


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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives, University of the Pacific Library

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