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San Francisco secures settlement requiring PG&E to pay up to $190 million to clean up and reconstruct the Marina Harbor

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2021 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to fund the cleanup and reconstruction of the Marina Small Craft Harbor. The settlement agreement resolves a nearly two-decade legal battle between the City of San Francisco and PG&E over pollution from the power company’s […]

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Court again rules that San Francisco’s sanctuary policies comply with federal law

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2020 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera released the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that both confirmed San Francisco’s sanctuary ordinances are lawful and invalidated grant conditions that the Trump administration had tried to use to deny funding to sanctuary jurisdictions like San […]

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SF City Attorney Herrera challenges legality of Whitaker’s appointment as Acting U.S. Attorney General

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2018 – City Attorney Dennis Herrera released the following statement after he sent a letter today to the U.S. Department of Justice questioning the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker: “I have serious questions about the legality of Mr. Whitaker serving as the Attorney General […]

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SF and NYC file amicus brief with SCOTUS on behalf of 31 jurisdictions supporting education equality for transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO, March. 2, 2017 — City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that San Francisco, together with 30 other cities, counties, and mayors, filed an amicus brief this morning with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of transgender students’ right to be free from discrimination at school, including the right to use restrooms and other […]