Two sups. zapped with electric bike scandal

By Victoria Schlesinger

Gary Fisher and BOS President David Chiu with the electric bike in question. Photo by Velobry.

In most cities when a scandal erupts around elected officials and undeclared gifts there are private jets or expensive art involved. In San Francisco, it’s electric-assist bicycles. The San Francisco Examiner reports that neither supervisors David Chiu or Ross Mirkarimi have reported the $2,000 mountain bikes they were given to test drive two years ago as gifts. Chiu, who is running for mayor, touts bike riding as his main mode of urban transportation. Both men say the bikes were not gifts. [Read more - The San Francisco Examiner]

Tags: bike, board of supervisors, chiu, electric-assist bicycles, mirkarimi, undeclared gift

One Response to Two sups. zapped with electric bike scandal

  1. J Brandon on 03/12/2011 at 11:51 pm

    *Yawn* — who cares. This is an obvious campaign season smear planted by one of the candidates running against David Chiu.


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