Peter DaSilva/Special to the Chronicle
Three arts commissioners have submitted their letters of resignation. Dede Wilsey, Alexander Lloyd, and Jeannene Przyblyski, wife of Eric Jaye, who until last week was Newsom's longtime political adviser. ....
Przyblyski's describes in great length her frustration with Supervisor Chris Daly's recent move to require far more financial disclosure of arts and film commissioners, moving from requiring disclosure only about income related to the arts or city business to all income.
"While I am confident that my disclosure statements would continue to be complete and correct - and my husband's clients are already publicly disclosed under the rules regulating his business, I cannot help but fear that this is an attempt to open the door for new opportunities to harass me in an attempt to 'get' my husband," Przyblyski's resignation letter reads. (It is unclear whether her resignation has anything to do with Jaye parting ways with Newsom.)
P.J. Johnston, president of the Arts Commission, said both women have served on the visual arts committee for years and their resignations are a huge loss to the commission. He said he hasn't heard of any of the other 13 commissioners leaving, but that the new rules will make it far harder to recruit new members - who are unpaid for their service.