The Trial of Dan White: Letter from Mayor Moscone to Dan White (November 20, 1978)

November 20th, 1978
The Honorable Dan White
Board of Supervisors
150 Shawney Avenue
San Francisco, California

Dear Dan:

This is in response to your letter of November 20, 1978.
The last thing I want to do is deprive the citizens of District Eight of their necessary representation before our Board of Supervisors. As I told you this past Saturday in my office, however, I have received a great many communications from the residents of District Eight-some from your public opponents, others from your past supporters-which have urged me not to reappoint you to the Board of Supervisors.

As I informed you this past Saturday, I am going to take an addi­tional week in which to review this situation, and to receive further communications on the subject from the citizens of District Eight, some of which may conceivably benefit you. But I must reiterate that I have not made a commitment of any kind to appoint you-or any other San Franciscan-to the position of Supervisor from District Eight. ­


        George R. Moscone