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Supervisors preview: Housing hopes and headaches, and the new guy

Matt Dorsey speaks at his swearing-in ceremony after he is nominated as District 6 Supervisor by Mayor London Breed on May 9, 2022. | Camille Cohen

This Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting will be the first for newly minted District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey, who was appointed and sworn in by Mayor London Breed on Monday afternoon. 

The former police spokesperson will likely witness a spirited discussion over affordable housing, and preside over the reappointment of commissioners overseeing the development of Treasure Island—a growing part of Dorsey's district. 

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      This week’s meeting is set to host an appearance by Mayor London Breed, which unlike last month will presumably not be preempted. Preston has submitted “Affordable Housing” as a topic for discussion. As the board’s self-proclaimed champion of “social housing,” he has some bones to pick with Mayor Breed. 

        Treasure Island Appointments

        One growing venue for affordable housing is Treasure Island—which is in Supervisor Dorsey’s district. Along with his colleagues, on Tuesday he will likely approve the reappointments of three directors to the board of the Treasure Island Development Authority, a hybrid nonprofit organization and agency that oversees development and infrastructure on the island: