Measure to Ban In-Office Romance Fails in San Francisco

San Francisco supervisors voted down a measure that would have prohibited city managers from "engaging in romantic or sexual relationships" with employees, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday.

The measure, which failed Tuesday in an overwhelming 10-1 vote, was seen as a thinly veiled swipe at Mayor Gavin Newsom's admitted affair with a secretary, who at the time was the wife of his campaign manager, it was reported.

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The legislation's sponsor, Supervisor Chris Daly, was the only official who voted in favor of it.

"It is common practice in the corporate work setting where managers ... are held accountable and these types of relationships are not tolerated," Daly was quoted in the report.

The vote by city managers sent a message that they didn't see it that way.