State agency drops objection to city rules on waterfront development
“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.”
ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrants’ Identities
Lyft, SF agree who can see ride-hailing data — putting pressure on Uber
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.
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.
Bayview landlord to pay $2M to settle city lawsuit over ‘unsafe’ veteran housing
“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.”
"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.
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.
“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.”
In fight over SF law requiring soda health warning, city gets new hearing
"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