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
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 orientation......to
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
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