The continuing melee around Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s court proceedings could prompt Mayor Ed Lee to ask him if he’d be “willing to take a leave.”The mayor said at a Chinese New Year event on Monday that he wants to talk personally with the sheriff and “find out from him whether he can fulfill the duties of his office.”
San Francisco’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi showed up in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday morning at 9:17 a.m., briefly sat before the judge while court dates were set, and then walked away, all while refusing to address the group of reporters who asked him for comment on his way in and out of the court room.
Ed Lee has many people to thank for his historic win as The City’s first elected Asian-American mayor, but one man stands out, he said to a gathered crowd Monday.
“I would not have had this opportunity without the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” the mayor said.
Mayor Ed Lee is headed to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where he wants to talk about his favorite topic with other municipal leaders: job creation.
But with the 49ers in the midst of a Super Bowl run and a massive yacht race set to come to The City over the next two years, sports will likely be on his mind as well.
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty may be returning to work for The City with a new job title.Dufty, who campaigned unsuccessfully for mayor last year, has acknowledged that he’s had conversations with Mayor Ed Lee about a possible administrative position in San Francisco government.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will fight any criminal domestic violence charges and will not resign his elected position, a spokesman told The San Francisco Examiner on Friday.
Mirkarimi is being requested by the San Francisco Police Department to surrender immediately, according to law enforcement officials.
The rally outside of City Hall calling on Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to step aside amid allegations of domestic violence had an unexpected person on the sidelines -- Mirkarimi's wife.
Click on the photo to the right to see the two photographs of Lopez at City Hall.
A domestic violence consortium and women leaders are calling on Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to resign from office amid an expected decision on changes of domestic violence.
They held a rally outside of City Hall today at 2 p.m.