In the midst of Black History Month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday delayed a vote on whether to reappoint a Black lesbian to her seat on the city's juvenile probation commission.
The decision was shadowed by her role in the campaign to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The supervisors voted 7-3 February 8 to continue the matter of Commissioner Andrea Shorter, whom Mayor London Breed reappointed to her seat on the juvenile panel, which she has served on since last May after being appointed to fill a vacancy through January 15.
The Board of Supervisors, however, has the power to reject Shorter being appointed to a new term ending January 15, 2026. It requires eight votes on the board to sink her appointment, meaning Shorter needs the backing of four supervisors to keep her commission seat.