In an indicator of just how many fingers disgraced permit expediter, contractor and confessed federal criminal Walter Wong had in how many San Francisco pies, a settlement with him ratified […]
There are so many funny stories about San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection. But not funny-ha-ha. Here’s one. In 2013, a city politico couldn’t help but notice that the contractor […]
Walter Wong has agreed to pay the city $1.7M based on 10 tainted contracts he received. But, more significantly, the city’s most notorious permit expediter has agreed to get out of the game — under penalty of law.
Report: Mayor Ed Lee in 2011 granted Mohammed Nuru oversight of himself. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, San Francisco Public Works signed some $10.5 million in contracts using “no […]
The strange and terrible saga of Mohammed Nuru continued to unfold today, as Department of Justice and FBI officials announced charges against longtime city permit expediter and contractor Walter Wong. […]
In the latest salvo stemming from the FBI’s arrest of ex-Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru, City Attorney Dennis Herrera today disseminated 14 subpoenas. They target entities tied to the stalled […]
A report from NBC Bay Area this morning identified the city contractor who allegedly bribed Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru with a tractor and did cheap or free work on […]
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 […]
Beware! According to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, “monster homes” are encroaching Dolores Heights. Hide the kids!
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 […]
Multiple sources have informed Mission Local that the “very senior San Francisco city official” comped along with ex-Public Works boss Mohammed Nuru for two New York City hotel rooms, each […]
Here was the plan being described to him, as far as Supervisor Matt Haney could parse it: In late 2018, San Francisco had embarked on a quest to design its […]
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, […]
It’s the Ides of March, 2021, and this is the state of corruption in San Francisco
In a blow for those hoping to streamline, modernize and cleanse the Department of Building Inspection’s byzantine and hidebound permitting process, the director hired to oversee this move has abruptly […]