Chiu Statement on CA Supreme Court Victory in Proposition G Case

City Attorney David Chiu

SAN FRANCISCO (November 17, 2021) — City Attorney David Chiu issued the following statement today after the California Supreme Court denied review of the Court of Appeal’s ruling, upholding San Francisco’s Proposition G from the June 2018 ballot: “The courts continue to affirm that only a simple majority vote is required when voters place measures on the ballot through the initiative process. This victory represents years of work by my predecessor, Dennis Herrera, and attorneys in our office to ensure the will of the voters is upheld. San Franciscans definitively voted to provide more resources for our school district …

Herrera secures $1.7M settlement from Walter Wong, the permit expediter at the center of the public integrity investigation

Wong and his companies will repay $1.45M received under contracts with the City, plus pay $317,000 in penalties for ethics violations. The settlement also bars Wong and his companies from doing business with the City or acting as a permit expediter for five years.