San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution
Final Report 1996
VIII. Implementation of Recommendations
Although six representatives of merchant/neighborhood associations of the Task Force were in opposition to decriminalization, the majority of Task Force members reached consensus on recommendations submitted.
The Task Force recognizes that some issues remain controversial. Therefore the Task Force is committed to pursuing mechanisms to resolve the controversies. Likewise many uncontroversial recommendations, particularly those concerning social services, should be implemented immediately. For these reasons the Task Force recommends the establishment of an ongoing committee to resolve these controversies, pursue long term goals, and to monitor conditions within the sex industry on an immediate basis.
I. The San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution recommends that the Board of Supervisors establish a staffed committee to:
o Implement the Task Force recommendations
o Investigate arrest procedures, conditions of incarceration, suspected incidents of misconduct, and civil rights violations of prostitutes and suspected prostitutes, in conjunction with the Human Rights Commission and the Office of Citizen Complaints. 81
o Provide a venue through which sex workers can file anonymous grievances.
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