San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Pesin on Thursday announced that he was entering alcohol rehabilitation after receiving complaints about misbehavior at City Hall.
Peskin, known for his tendencies to be easily angered, had been the subject of numerous complaints filed by City Hall staffers and elected officials in recent days, according to CBS News.
The complaints prompted Peskin to issue a formal apology to the complainants and check himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center.
“After serious consideration, I have decided to enter into alcohol treatment under the guidance of professionals. I stand by my long legislative and civic record but must also take full responsibility for the tenor that I have struck in my public relationships — for that, I am truly sorry. I’m extremely grateful to my family, colleagues, staff and constituents for their understanding and support as I work through the difficult issues that I’m finally confronting. I take seriously my duties and responsibilities as a community member and public official and remain deeply committed to the issues and legislative agenda that I have pursued on behalf of the people of San Francisco for two decades.”
Peskin had served as the supervisor from District 3 in 2015 after serving two terms from 2001 to 2009.