City Attorney Dennis Herrera calls event center and mixed-use project ‘an important civic priority’—which has been thoroughly scrutinized, and overwhelmingly supported
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Garrett L. Wong heard arguments on Friday, June 17, on the merits of consolidated lawsuits by activists seeking to derail the Golden State Warriors event center and mixed-use development project in the City’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
Judge Wong said he expects to issue his ruling by July 18.
The widely-supported Warriors project has won virtually unanimous support from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and an array of city commissions charged with planning, transportation, entertainment, public utilities and public works responsibilities. The Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure gave its own unanimous backing following an exhaustive environmental review process, and Governor Jerry Brown has certified the development as an Environmental Leadership Project—one of only six projects statewide to meet or exceed rigorous economic stimulus and environmental building standards.
“The Warriors project is an important civic priority for San Francisco, and I intend to defend it aggressively from attacks that seek to derail it,” San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has said. “The fact is that this worthwhile project has been thoroughly scrutinized under the law, and it has won overwhelming support at every step in the process—including from its neighbors.” [Read more…]
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is defending San Francisco in civil litigation that seeks to invalidate a series of approvals and permits authorizing the Golden State Warriors event center and mixed-use development project in the Mission Bay neighborhood.
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City Attorney Herrera is investigating whether Trinity Place violated its development agreement—and state and local law—by leasing at least 16 rent-controlled dwellings to tourists, which were apparently marketed as “The SOMA Suites Hotel.”
City Attorney Herrera has sued San Francisco landlord Anne Kihagi over unlawful business practices that include waging “a war of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” to force tenants from their rent-controlled homes. Once vacated, Kihagi re-rents the units at higher market rates.
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