During a Thursday Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing Dorothy Liu was unanimously picked as the nominee to serve for six years on the Ethics Commission. The lawyer has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1999. She has ties to the influential Chinatown Community Development Center, helping the group with rebuilding projects and cleaning up graffiti over the past several years.
Liu takes the seat of Eileen Hansen and will likely face a big vote soon enough.
Public commenter Oliver Luby, a former employee with the Ethics Commission who was outspoken about what he considered were shortfalls of the department, spoke against the appointment. Luby said that “a neutral strong advocate for good government is ideal,” and noted that “Dorothy Liu is a friend of [Board of Supervisors President] David Chiu.”
Luby threw his support behind the other candidate applying for the post, Allen Grossman. The committee went with Liu. The full board is expected to confirm the appointment next week.