SF Board of Supervisors Rules Committee

Agenda and schedule

Appointments:

Jerry Lee, SFMTA Board of Directors

Scott Wiener, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Malia Cohen, Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Board

1 seat on the San Francisco Health Authority

5 seats on the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee

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