The San Francisco Health Commission approved a resolution Tuesday to hire more health inspectors and to give the public easier online access to restaurant inspection reports, according to Mission Local.


The panel stopped short of requiring food establishments to “post the most current inspection scorecard in a window or other locations visible to the public,”  the newspaper reported. 

San Francisco restaurants are already required to post their health inspection reports, but they’re often placed in out of the way places, if at all, and they’re not required to post the green card that shows the restaurant’s most recent inspection score.

The idea of posting letter grades, as Los Angeles and New York do, was first proposed six years ago by then-Supervisor Chris Daly, but panned as a  “scarlet letter” system by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

The newspaper said the Community and Public Health Committee will explore whether to switch to letter grades after a new Board of Supervisors is seated.