Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi wants his former colleagues to be protected from an election-season political bombshell as the Board of Supervisors prepares to decide the future of the embattled official next month.
Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment related to his wife, Eliana Lopez, in March, after which he was suspended without pay by Mayor Ed Lee on charges of official misconduct. In a 4-1 vote last month, Read More
As the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi lurch forward next week, The City’s legal bills are beginning to pile up.
The bulk of the public cost comes from the City Attorney’s Office case to uphold Mayor Ed Lee’s March suspension of the sheriff, but a final price tag for the process won’t be released until the saga is over. Read More
San Francisco’s top lawyer might be out of a job representing The City’s proposed Central Subway.
City attorney and mayoral hopeful Dennis Herrera recently opposed the $1.6 billion project to extend Muni’s T-Third line from SoMA to Chinatown, saying it is overpriced and won’t serve enough people. Read More
‘You would think people who are trained in the legal profession would understand the implications and the importance of a decision from the United States Supreme Court,” Supervisor Malia Cohen said at last Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Read More
While some candidates in the mayoral race are spending money at a breakneck pace, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is biding his time. With only 35 days to go until the Nov. 8 election, Chiu’s campaign has more cash on hand than any other candidate — about $570,000 that it is hoping will spur a surprise win. Read More