Stories about City Attorney

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

Legal settlement with Academy of Art University will have just one public hearing, and there's no way to appeal the EIR.

Guess who’s a lawyer for the city’s worst planning scofflaw? (Hint: He writes for the Chron)

Plus: A key vote on Haney's housing bill -- and why has the Chron completely ignored the Vallie Brown eviction story? That's The Agenda for Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Judge rejects Juul’s ballot argument effort

Ruling leaves intact the city's description that Prop. C 'may' overturn the ban on flavored tobacco

Juul sues over ballot handbook language

Company wants a judge to stop the city from saying the vaping initiative could overturn existing bans on flavored tobacco.

Juul fails in effort to change ballot language

Ballot committee keeps the term 'e-cigarette' and won't back down on suggestion that the company's measure would overturn the city's ban on flavored tobacco.

Juul challenges key ballot language on overturning e-cig ban

Ballot Simplification Committee will hear arguments that ballot handbook language is biased -- and this could well end up in court.

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

Real-estate developers have found ways around the existing laws and poured vast sums into local campaigns.

Under fire, SF cops announce criminal investigation of reporter

Chief Scott, in a highly unusual move, says his department is looking into conspiracy charges against a journalist who was given a leaked document about the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Facing a possible rejection at the Board of Supes, Reese Isbell steps down and the mayor appoints a respected tenant lawyer to the job.