City College assured of protections, open process in ‘tough and thorough’ final injunction

Herrera praises Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow’s final injunction for protecting City College of San Francisco’s rights in reconsideration, restoration processes

300-ACCJC-TrialSAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 17, 2015) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today offered praise for the final injunction and judgment issued in his litigation against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for the accreditors’ “significant unlawful practices” in deciding to terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation. Superior Court Judge Curtis E.A. Karnow, who denied several moves by the ACCJC to water down the final orders following the court’s tentative ruling of Jan. 16, 2015, issued a final injunction late this afternoon that Herrera praised for protecting City College’s rights in the accreditation process.

In response to the court’s final injunction and judgment, Herrera issued the following statement:

“I’m grateful to Judge Karnow for a tough and thorough injunction that assures City College of its right to a fair and open reconsideration process, and shields the college from further unlawful acts by accreditors. The court made clear that City College is to suffer no adverse consequences by the ACCJC if it chooses to pursue the court mandated reconsideration, and that it can’t be denied from continuing with the restoration process as well. I’m very pleased with the final injunction, and optimistic that these court-ordered protections will enable City College to secure its accreditation, and finally put threats of closure to rest.”

The case is: People of the State of California ex rel. Dennis Herrera v. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges et al., S.F. Superior Court No. 13-533693, filed Aug. 22, 2013. Additional information on the City Attorney’s Office is available at:

Related Documents:

PDF iconPDF presskit: Herrera statement and Final Injunction and Judgment in People v. ACCJC (February 17, 2015)

PDF iconPDF of the Final Statement of Decision in People v. ACCJC (February 17, 2015)

PDF iconPDF of the Final Order on Remaining Post Trial Issues in People v. ACCJC (February 17, 2015)