Although vague twitter rumors seemed to suggest a tense mood at the Occupy SF encampment last night, the only confrontation on Justin Herman Plaza was D6 supe Jane Kim sticking it to Mayor Ed Lee via text message. Kim, who showed up last night to ask how she could support the movement, will also be using her time during today's Board of Supervisors meeting to ask the Mayor how the city plans to deal with public health concerns and free speech issues associated with the ongoing protest. Naturally, Occupy SF demonstrators have some interest in that conversation and the group plans to show up on the steps of City Hall today at 1:30 p.m. to make their presence felt.
Mayor Lee, for his part has been fairly quiet about the protests since he first issued a statement following the first SFPD crackdown on the encampment at 101 Market Street on October 6th. Kim joins Supervisor Avalos as the second supervisor to publicly support Occupy SF.
Supervisor Kim, for what it's worth, showed up last night wearing a black skirt, sparkly flats and carrying a gold-colored handbag. Because, duh, the 99% can (and should) continue to dress for success.