Alioto-Pier Wins in Court, Now Need Votes

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    AP Photo/Eric Risberg
    San Francisco City Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier smiles while being greeted before addressing a disaster volunteer summit at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Thursday, April 3, 2008. In San Francisco $1.1 million may not buy much real estate, but even here a plan to spend that amount to install a wheelchair ramp in City Hall has incited rancor and a political tug-of-war. The ramp would bring the Board of Supervisors' chambers into compliance with laws that govern wheelchair accessibility.

     A San Francisco Superior Court judge today ruled in favor of  Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier in her bid to be allowed to run for  re-election in November.

          Alioto-Pier was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to replace him as  District 2 supervisor in 2004 after his election as mayor.
         
    She then won an election in November 2004 to serve out the  remaining two years of the four-year term, and was re-elected to another  four-year term in 2006.
         
    The city charter limits supervisors to two successive four-year  terms.
         
    Alioto-Pier, whose current term expires in January, challenged a  city attorney's office ruling that she could not run for an additional term,  and today Judge Peter Busch ruled in her favor.
         
    District 2 includes the Marina, Pacific Heights and Russian Hill  neighborhoods in the northern part of the city.