Following a nine-month ordeal, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was returned to his post Tuesday night when the Board of Supervisors declined to uphold the rarely used official misconduct charges filed in March by Mayor Ed Lee.
A majority of supervisors supported Lee’s push to remove the sheriff over his misdemeanor false imprisonment conviction stemming from a Dec. 31 physical altercation with his wife at the couple’s home. But four supervisors said Mirkarimi’s behavior was not official misconduct under the City Charter and that his removal could make it too easy to oust elected officials in the future.
See how the Board of Supervisors voted on whether or not to retain Ross Mirkarimi at the end of the article.
The City’s largest union rallied Thursday to build pressure as it negotiates its labor contract with Mayor Ed Lee and fights to influence a proposed business tax overhaul for the November ballot. Hundreds of city workers turned out at 1 South Van Ness Ave. and Market Street to send a message of opposition to employee concessions and support for increased business taxes from the wealthiest companies. Read More
The highly anticipated endorsements of San Francisco’s largest union are out, and like others, SEIU 1021 appears torn when it comes to endorsing a new mayor among a crowded field. Read More