Daly blasts Newsom’s memo leak

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.”

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Tenderloin merchants, residents come together over street closures

Parts of Larkin, Golden Gate to close four days a week to promote outdoor business, dining

Enter ‘The Matrix’: Drive-in movies during a pandemic

Though it’s fun to take in a film and drink, I miss watching bartenders make cocktails

Twin Peaks closure leads to complaints from neighbors

Twin Peaks Boulevard will no longer be entirely closed to motor vehicles… Continue reading

David Kubrin on Marxism and magic in the Mission

Former academic, industrial designer pens book on alternative or people’s history of science

Fire danger high in North and East Bay as region enters another hot, dry weekend

Spare the Air Alert issued for Sunday as heat, smoke and fumes expected to increase

Most Read