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Port Commissioner Resigns Following Allegations Of Illegal Real Estate Conversions

August 9, 2015

by   : sfappeal – excerpt

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office added new allegations on July 28 to a civil suit against Port Commissioner Mel Murphy. The complaint accuses him of violating city planning codes and failing to disclose his ownership of properties with illegal units and other violations.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee asked Murphy to resign from the Port Commission in April, after City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the initial lawsuit.

The Port Commission, governed by a five-member board, oversees the seven and one-half miles of San Francisco waterfront adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, which the commission develops, markets, leases, administers, manages and maintains, according to the commission website.

Amy Quesada, manager of the Port Commission and Executive Services, said today that Murphy had resigned from his post and that his replacement would be up to the mayor to appoint. Appointments are subject to confirmation by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

The commission, now comprised of only four commissioners, has a quorum and its proceedings can continue uninterrupted in Murphy’s absence, Quesada said…

The four remaining port commissioners are President Leslie Katz, Vice President Willie Adams, Kimberly Brandon and Doreen Woo Ho… (more)

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  1. holeshothunter permalink
    August 9, 2015 9:07 am

    Illegally converting handicapped spaces at the BVBC? The port them stenciled *use for vehicles with boat trailers only*. This decreased the federal ADA required number of handicapped spaces to only two which is less than what ids required by law. AND the bastards have been taken to ticketing handicapped people who park in those illegally converted spots, which are still marked for use by handicapped drivers.


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