Supervisor Chris Daly, during Monday’s hearing on immigration legislation, said Mayor Gavin Newsom “should be taken to task” for releasing a privileged legal memo about Supervisor David Campos’ proposal to change the city’s sanctuary policy for illegal immigrants.
Daly said the memo leak makes San Francisco “more vulnerable.”
“This is the last thing that the mayor of San Francisco should be doing,” he said.
Daly said the leak was a political play by Newsom because the mayor knew the Board of Supervisors had the required eight votes to overturn a mayoral veto of the bill.
Supervisor John Avalos said he was “alarmed” by Newsom’s leaking of the memo and has asked the Ethics Commission to investigate to determine if there was official misconduct.
“I’m not entirely confident that the Ethics Commission is going to say that there was official misconduct,” Avalos said. “But I am willing to say that, on my own, that I believe that it constitutes official misconduct to release such a memo because it jeopardizes the standing of The City in its legal arguments.”