Newsom kills the party - Page 2

Why can't San Francisco get it together enough to manage its traditional holiday?

But any solution will require extensive community input, and the mayor and Dufty need to set up a legitimate community task force — now, not next summer — to start talking about plans.

Some people suggest that the mayor needs to create an office of special events, which isn't a bad idea. But he needs to do something else first: say that he's not dead set against fun.