The office of the Controller today released the seventh of nine eventual reports on city dysfunction and corruption — and, this time, it was the Department of Building Inspection’s turn in […]
In January, 2020, the first domino fell. Mohammad Nuru, then the director of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, was hit with a raft of federal corruption charges and […]
Because this is San Francisco, this story starts with a party. It was May, 2015, and Mayor Ed Lee had just turned 63. The city’s Residential Builders Association, a politically […]
The owners of the six buildings at 2861-2899 San Bruno Ave., rife with permit and safety violationns — including adding 19 extra units where 10 were permitted — have reached […]
It was in The Princess Diaries, oddly enough, that our illustrious former mayor immortalized the line “It never comes down on Willie Brown.” True, this was ostensibly a quote about […]
In depositions, Rodrigo Santos did, notably, admit to having employed not one but two of former DBI director Tom Hui’s children. We are informed these are Hui’s only children, and that makes sense — if there were more, Santos probably would’ve hired them, too.
The feds: They’re not a subtle bunch. They’re even unsubtle when attempting to be subtle. Take this offhand mention on page four of the Oct. 19 indictment of connected real-estate […]
The president of the Fire Commission is, to the best of our knowledge, not given deference by firefighters to light buildings ablaze. The police do not allow the president of […]
An inspector at the Department of Building Inspection says that Paul Pelosi, Jr. asked him to “take care of” violations at “The Pit,” a squalid Mission District residential hotel at […]
Update, June 14: Mission Local has learned that longtime senior inspector Bernie Curran, presently on suspension for receiving a $180,000 “loan” from a developer and initially failing to report it, […]
“We see people in there now,” says Don House, regarding the neighbors’ former “storage” unit just on the other side of his back fence. “We could see the unmistakable blue […]
A pair of supervisors today called for a City Attorney investigation of allegations made in a Saturday Mission Local story. That story documented a series of permit irregularities at both […]
There were incendiary words exchanged today in a Board of Supervisors hearing regarding the debacle at 2867 San Bruno Ave. Thankfully, it was only words that were incendiary, because this […]
San Francisco Board of Appeals president Darryl Honda unambiguously swore in a deposition earlier this year that he recuses himself whenever a project from SIA Consulting comes before his commission. […]
allies and enablers. Santos was the man you’d tap to come up with plans that, provably, violated the laws of physics, and he was also the man to get these plans expediently permitted.