S.F. supervisor Aaron Peskin says he's entering 'alcohol treatment' after complaints

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced that he is entering "alcohol treatment" in an emailed statement Thursday. The news emerges following inquires from The Chronicle over the past two days regarding complaints from City Hall staff and...

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nohxpolitan
nohxpolitan
212 · 14 days ago · Reddit

He should really consider resigning as well, to fully commit to the program.

sugar_daddy_99
sugar_daddy_99
120 · 14 days ago · Reddit

What other job allows you to be a drunk/alcoholic while working? If I was shouting at work because I was drunk I'd be fired, no?

defauck
defauck
88 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I'm not sure why he brought Trump into it, almost seems like an excuse. But he was wrong, trump doesn't drink as far as I remember

hey__bob
hey__bob
74 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Sounds like he’s barely accepted he has a problem, trying to minimize the number of occurrences and scope. Comparing yourself to Putin and Trump? Was he drunk when he was talking to the Chron?

gulbronson
gulbronson
69 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Probably should have happened back when he drunkenly ripped into the fire department.

SCRipmo
SCRipmo
54 · 14 days ago · Reddit

It's amazing people support this moron. People like him are the reason for most of SF's problems. But I guess the citizens like SF the way it is....so deal with it or move I guess.

foghornjawn
foghornjawn
42 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I'm surprised it took this long for people to speak out. It seems like his alcoholism been an open secret for years.

oscarbearsf
oscarbearsf
38 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Good. Hope he gets the help he needs and never serves in another public position in SF again.

Cheef-Justice
Cheef-Justice
28 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Peskin: Accuses GM of lying and conduct unbecoming in a rambling rant... 24 hours later, enters alcohol treatment.

nativesanfranciscan
nativesanfranciscan
15 · 14 days ago · Reddit

"Peskin has been known to make inappropriate late night phone calls to public officials and private citizens.[10] For example, he called the Port of San Francisco director Monique Moyer several times about cutting their funding over disagreements concerning waterfront building height limits. Mayor Newsom told the San Francisco Chronicle that people around city hall had been complaining about Peskin's behavior for years.[46] However, former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos has said Peskin's alleged behavior falls "well within the boundaries of the system" and that it's "not unusual in politics at any level of government."[47]

In 2018, at the scene of the St. Patrick's Day fire in North Beach, Peskin was reportedly intoxicated while he verbally berating then Deputy Fire Chief of Operations Mark Gonzalez. Peskin has denied being intoxicated at the time but has apologized for his behavior.[48]

In June 2021, Peskin announced in a statement that he would be entering into alcohol treatment.[49]"

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kirkydoodle
kirkydoodle
7 · 14 days ago · Reddit

The article should have mentioned when he will be termed out of office.

AntiSocialBikes
AntiSocialBikes
5 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Good. He came out right before shelter in place for the grand opening of the new Planet Fitness, you could smell the alcohol reeking from him.