Committee to discuss Bay to Breakers

April 4, 2009 1:39:45 PM PDT
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Monday will hold a public hearing on establishing a plan for the annual Bay to Breakers race.

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The hearing comes more than a month after race organizers met with city officials, neighborhood groups and police, and agreed to lift zero-tolerance policies on floats and alcohol for the quirky 12-K run, scheduled for May 17 this year.

The hearing will discuss a resolution "urging the sponsors of the Bay to Breakers race to work with city agencies, neighborhood groups, and race advocates to develop a comprehensive plan that protects the host neighborhoods while preserving the unique spirit of the race."

A spokesman for the race organizers said on Friday that the plan has already been drawn up.

"Nothing new will occur at Monday's committee meeting, other than another opportunity to discuss how important it is for people to behave responsibly at the Bay to Breakers," said spokesman Sam Singer.

"Whatever happens, it won't change what's already on the books," he said.

Representatives for Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who called for Monday's 2:30 p.m. hearing at City Hall before the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee, were not immediately available for comment.

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