San Francisco Mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The fallout from San Francisco Mayor Gavin
Newsom's affair with a staff member didn't convince the Board of
Supervisors that changes were needed at City Hall.
Supervisors overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have
banned City Hall managers from having "romantic or sexual
relationships'' with subordinates.
The only supervisor who voted in favor of the ban was Chris Daly
-- the man who proposed it.
Newsom has acknowledged having an affair with the wife of his
deputy chief of staff. The staffer, who went on to become manager
of Newsom's re-election campaign, resigned when he found out about
the tryst.
A spokesman for the mayor told the San Francisco Chronicle the
board had made the right choice and -- quote -- "Chris Daly has no
business poking around in anybody's personal life.''

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