The San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution

"The traditional practice of dealing with prostitution as a law and order issue is costly and simply does not work. The Task Force creates a forum in which everyone who is impacted in whatever way by prostitution can sit together and come up with solutions that work for San Francisco."

Terence Hallinan, San Francisco Supervisor/Sponsor of Prostitution Task Force


The San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution was established by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to consist of "...twenty-eight members who shall represent a broad cross section of San Francisco with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status and sexual do a comparative study of current prostitution laws and regulations in other cities in the United States and internationally," and to "... explore all options for reform on prostitution laws, social services and law enforcement practices in San Francisco..."


The San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution included "... representatives from The Mayor's Office, neighborhood groups, law enforcement agencies, public health agencies, social service agencies, City Departments and Commissions, women's rights advocates and immigrant and prostitute rights groups.."

- - - Excerpted from Prostitution Task Force originally adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, September 1993.

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  • Members and Participants
  • Establishing Legislation