City Attorney Dennis Herrera is defending San Francisco in litigation that seeks to throw out a series of public approvals to block construction of the Golden State Warriors’ event center and mixed-use development project in the City’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The project’s centerpiece, an 18,500-seat home arena for the Warriors basketball team during the NBA season, would offer a year-round venue in San Francisco for uses that include concerts, conferences and conventions.
“The event center project is an important civic priority for San Francisco, and we’re going to defend it aggressively from legal attacks that seek to derail it,” Herrera said.
“The Warriors project is an important civic priority for San Francisco. It’s widely supported and has been thoroughly vetted. A world-class city like San Francisco deserves to have an event center like this. A small group of opponents had threatened to litigate ‘until the cows come home,’ despite losing in court every step of the way. Well, guess what? The cows have come home.”