I hope your efforts at educating civic officials in San Fransisco is working. But it’s so hard to change laws after they are made.
I have to wonder if these new laws were not influenced by approved massage therapists. By eliminating much of their competition, they could double their rates.
I have had some similar experience with new laws that don’t work well. Part of my reason for joining a political party was to minimize bad laws from happening.
As time passed, I became disenchanted with politics and left. But I somehow invented another system of governance that puts better people into positions of decision making. And they are not beholden to vested interests!
You might be interested in my Medium essay.
Until we get this new system in place (I figure we will need 20 years), I hope your lobby efforts turn out well.