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State agency drops objection to city rules on waterfront development

A powerful state agency will drop a long-running legal challenge to height restrictions along San Francisco's waterfront under a settlement announced Wednesday that upholds local say over the city's coveted shoreline. The State Lands Commission, which sued the city over Proposition B - approved by v...

“This agreement protects the will of San Francisco voters,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said. “It ends this lawsuit while ensuring that voters continue to have their voices heard when it comes to the use, access and enjoyment of San Francisco’s waterfront. The waterfront is part of who we are as a city. We will continue to be good stewards of that legacy as we shape our future. Together, we will ensure that San Francisco’s waterfront remains vibrant and welcoming to residents and visitors alike.”

The State Lands Commission agrees to drop its lawsuit against the city over the validity of Prop. B and will partner with the Port on key projects SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 21, 2018) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he had reached a proposed settlement agreement with California State ...

ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrants’ Identities

The top lawyer in the agency’s Seattle office will appear in court on Thursday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Lyft, SF agree who can see ride-hailing data — putting pressure on Uber

Lyft and San Francisco have agreed on a way to share data about the ride-hailing service's operations in the city. That agreement could ratchet up pressure on Uber, which is fighting a subpoena from the San Francisco City Attorney seeking equivalent information. San Francisco wants to learn details....

City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced a deal with Lyft that will advance Herrera’s investigation into whether Uber and Lyft are following state and local laws on access, discrimination, safety and pay.

Deal protects trade secrets while advancing City investigation into access, discrimination, safety and pay; Uber continues to thumb its nose at the law SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 14, 2018) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced a deal with Lyft that will advance Herrera’s investigation into whe...

But as ICE officers get wider latitude to determine whom they detain, the biggest jump in arrests has been of immigrants with no criminal convictions. The agency made 37,734 “noncriminal” arrests in the government’s 2017 fiscal year, more than twice the number in the previous year.

Arrests of convicts are up slightly compared with the Obama administration’s numbers — but “noncriminal” detentions have more than doubled.

Bayview landlord to pay $2M to settle city lawsuit over ‘unsafe’ veteran housing

A landlord has agreed to pay San Francisco $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that she illegally crammed dozens of veterans and formerly homeless individuals into homes in the …

“There is a reason we have building codes,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said. “They exist to prevent dangerous situations, like an improperly installed stove exploding and starting a fire that tears through a neighborhood. Ms. Wu and Mr. Zhu trafficked in substandard housing that endangered their tenants and neighbors alike. They repeatedly claimed they would fix the problems but never did. That ends with this settlement. Their evasion and foot-dragging stops now.”

Landlords will pay $2 million, make buildings compliant with safety codes and fund housing placement for tenants who would have been displaced SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 12 2018) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he reached a settlement agreement with a pair of Bayview l andlords who ha...

"The industry is grasping at straws while looking for any way out of these cases and using creative lawyering to do so."-Julia Olson of Our Children's Trust.

If Chevron has caused climate change and needs to pay for its damage, so should pretty much every company that has ever explored for oil and gas near North America, as well as manufacturers of cars and equipment that burn fuel, plus consumers. That’s Chevron’s response to lawsuits by Oakland and...

Did you know that San Francisco’s first black municipal court judge was John Wesley Bussey? He was appointed in 1958. Bussey was previously a law professor at Howard University and graduate of the University of California and Harvard Law School. #BlackHistoryMonth

Out-of-town drivers are choking our streets as Uber and Lyft design ways to stiff #SF taxpayers when it comes to congestion, road repair and traffic safety. We're going to ensure they pay their fair share. Thank you to the SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Treasurer José Cisneros for your help.

SB 182, which exempts most Uber and Lyft drivers from registration requirements that apply to other SF businesses and independent contractors, violates state constitution SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 8, 2018) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against the State of Ca...

“There is a special place in the abusive landlord hall of shame reserved for Anne Kihagi,” says City Attorney Dennis Herrera. “She has tried every trick in the book to subvert tenant protections and the rule of law. Predatory landlords should take note: She is not getting away with it, and they won’t, either.”

Anne Kihagi’s tenants are now writing their rent checks directly to the city — to the tune of perhaps $120,000 a month Duncan is trying to be a nice guy. He’s trying real, real hard. Bu…

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute," Thurgood Marshall, 1st African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. We're grateful for trailblazers like Justice Marshall as we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth

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In fight over SF law requiring soda health warning, city gets new hearing

A federal appeals court granted San Francisco a new hearing Monday in its defense of a first-in-the-nation law that would require health warnings in display ads posted in the city for sodas and other sugary drinks. The warnings, which would take up at least 20 percent of the advertisement space, wou...

"This time the resistance is honorable, it is unrelenting, and it is not bound by geography. And California is at the forefront." – John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Page Editor

Even before Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th president, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra served notice that he was ready to do battle to defend the state's values. In fact, one of the very reasons that Gov. Jerry Brown selected Becerra to succeed Kamala Harris was the veteran congressman'...