Supervisor Scott Wiener Wants To Ban Nudity in SF

Right now you can be naked pretty much everywhere in San Francisco.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:34 PM PDT
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The ban would not stop nudity at events or parades in the City.

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San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is taking on public nudity for a second time.

Wiener said he is fed up with the almost-daily displays of people without clothes in the Castro District where nudists tend to gather almost every day at a plaza.

"This is the only public space in the neighborhood,"

Wiener told the San Francisco Business Times.

"I've gotten an enormous number of complaints. People have reached the end of their rope."

On Tuesday, Wiener introduced legislation that would make it illegal to walk around nude on San Francisco streets.

The city currently allows nudity except in parks, on port property and in restaurants.

Wiener's legislation would add city plazas, parklets, sidewalks, streets and public transit to the ban.

It would add the exception of public nudity at parades and street festivals.

Wiener previously proposed that nudists put a cloth under their bottoms if they take a seat in public.

But he says the nudity situation has gotten "more extreme'' and many residents are tired of it.

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