Herrera increases pressure on Mafia Wars advertiser

City Attorney Dennis Herrera fired off a letter to Davis Elen Advertising, the company responsible for a “guerilla advertising” campaign, accusing it of not following through with its promise to remove the 4,000 stickers affixed to San Francisco sidewalks advertising the game Mafia Wars.

Herrera used the letter to read the company the riot act after the Department of Public Works found more stickers at Lily and Octavia Streets on August 26 – after the firm agreed to remove all the stickers.

“I am obviously now concerned about the abatement effort,” Herrera said in the letter, which reminded the company that the firm’s marketing tactics were illegal. He ended with an overt threat: “While it would be my preference to avoid filing a civil complaint in this matter, this office has successfully pursued actions in the past for the very same conduct at issue here

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

CCSF file photo
Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

The installation “Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale” is on view at the Legion of Honor, which reopens Oct. 30 with safety protocols in place. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Legion of Honor reopens in time for Halloween

‘A Gothic Tale’ among exhibitions on view

There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supes back SFO worker healthcare legislation despite airline, business opposition

Costs of ‘Health Airport Ordinance’ in dispute, with estimates ranging from $8.4 M to $163 M annually

Most Read