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Editorial: Dikas does the right thing

by BAR Editorial Board

Christina Dikas withdrew her nomination to the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission just hours before the Board of Supervisors likely would have rejected her. Photo: Screengrab
Christina Dikas withdrew her nomination to the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission just hours before the Board of Supervisors likely would have rejected her. Photo: Screengrab   

Christina Dikas did the right thing Tuesday when she withdrew from consideration for a seat on the city's Historic Preservation Commission. The writing was on the wall, so to speak, with enough members of the Board of Supervisors prepared to reject her nomination, which would have left the panel without any LGBTQ members. Mayor London Breed now has an opportunity to do what she should have done in the first place: nominate a qualified architectural historian who is an LGBTQ person and can pass muster with the board. Given Supervisor and rules committee Chair Aaron Peskin's comments at Tuesday's meeting, he's looking for a fresh face on the preservation panel as opposed to the renomination of a previous member. It would be great to see a queer person of color nominated to this important role.

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