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City Attorney Dennis Herrera News

Op-Ed: California officials seek to suspend payday loan outlet CashCall Special

Sacramento - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera was pleased to hear the news that state officials are going after some of the most predatory of loan outlets, often referred to as "payday" loans.

Proposed law will empower City Attorney to prosecute graffiti Special

San Francisco - While some may see graffiti as an art form, for those businesses and property owners impacted by it, graffiti is a costly nuisance with a price tag for San Francisco tax-payers of over $19 million per year.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's City Attorney serves fourth term, unprecedented! Special

San Francisco - City Attorney Dennis Herrera was sworn in to a new term on January 8 with Chief Assistant City Attorney Jesse Capin Smith administering the oath of office at the office's standing senior staff meeting.

Op-Ed: City Attorney files injunction on Accreditation board's sanctions Special

San Francisco - City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a preliminary injunction upon the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on Nov. 25 in an effort to stop the shut-down of City College of San Francisco.

Local Postmaster General's dumping of mail policy challenged Special

San Francisco - In a controversial policy shift back in 2008, San Francisco local postmaster general decided to have SRO hotel residents' mail dumped in a "single-point delivery" spot in order to cut costs.

One-woman-owned company must pay $1.3 million for health-care Special

San Francisco - As the debate about health care continues within the U.S. Congress, local governments are busy trying to meet the health care needs of the people.

Op-Ed: Two SF staff members of City Attorney's Office to receive awards Special

San Francisco - The City Attorney's Office of San Francisco is pleased to announce that two of its staff members will be receiving awards this year. In a profession that requires long hours, dedicated service and unwavering commitment, receiving any honor,

San Francisco City Attorney starts payday loan refund program Special

San Francisco - You have seen the commercials on TV, instant cash by way of a "payday loan," the major drawback with such offers is that the interest rates and fees are high.

San Francisco City Attorney dismantles Nudist's legal challenge Special

San Francisco - City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought to dismiss the law suit filed by nudist advocates last month in an effort to uphold longstanding laws prohibiting public nudity. On Dec. 13, Herrera and his staff filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismantle

City Attorney goes after predatory 'pay-day loan' franchises Special

San Francisco - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera seeks restitution of over $7 million to California consumers entangled in "pay day loan" outlets.

City Attorney files law suit to recover $3 million in wage theft Special

San Francisco - City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking to recover $3 million in unpaid wages for workers of one of San Francisco's largest and busiest car washes. The civil law suite filed on Aug. 17 is unprecedented according to Herrera.
 

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Chastidy Ronan of the Alpha Pregnancy Center of San Francisco and others showed up at the City Attor...
Chastidy Ronan of the Alpha Pregnancy Center of San Francisco and others showed up at the City Attorney's press conference to rally support for the outreach they do for women in need.
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from left to right  SRO resident Dan Jordan  whose sworn declaration is part of the City s case  Hon...
from left to right, SRO resident Dan Jordan, whose sworn declaration is part of the City's case, Hon. Jane Kim (Supervisor from District 6), Steffen Johnson of Winston & Strawn, LLP (he has worked extensively with the City on this case and made some of the oral argument inside), and Deputy City Attorney Tara Steeley.
by Jen Drake, Public Outreach Director for the SF City Attorney's Office
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City Attorney Herrera  Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal and Donna Levitt of SF OLSE listen to quest...
City Attorney Herrera, Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal and Donna Levitt of SF OLSE listen to questions from the audience about the law suit the filed.
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The policy change made in 2008 by local Postmaster General of San Francisco  impacts many lives  esp...
The policy change made in 2008 by local Postmaster General of San Francisco, impacts many lives, especially those who are low income and struggling. Those who live in Single Residency Hotels are already vulnerable to theft, vandalism and invasion of privacy. This policy change enacted in 2008 will continue to be challenged by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera until the issue is rightfully resolved.
Public Outreach Director for the City Attorney's Office
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Donna Levitt of the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement helped the City Attorney s o...
Donna Levitt of the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement helped the City Attorney's office and La Raza Centro Legal bring the civil law suit to court seeking to recover over $3 million in unpaid wages.
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera was sworn in on January 8  2014 for an unprecedented four...
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera was sworn in on January 8, 2014 for an unprecedented fourth term in office.
Courtesy of the Press office for City Attorney, Dennis Herrera
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Standing outside the Money Mart/Loan Mart franchise on Market and Seventh Streets in San Francisco  ...
Standing outside the Money Mart/Loan Mart franchise on Market and Seventh Streets in San Francisco, the large check represents the settlement reached by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera regarding payday loans and his fight to stop predatory lending practices.
Courtesy of deputy press secretary Jack Song, SF City Attorney's Office
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Chief Deputy City Attorney  Terry Stewart is one of the recipients of the American Bar Association s...
Chief Deputy City Attorney, Terry Stewart is one of the recipients of the American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Lawyers of Achievement Award for 2013.
Courtesy of the Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco
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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced to the press that he has reached a settlement with Check n...
SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced to the press that he has reached a settlement with Check n' Go to refund California consumers who used the payday loan service. Typically payday lenders charge extremely high interest rates and fees that make it almost impossible to pay back.
Courtesy of San Francisco City Attorney's press office
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal stood beside one of...
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal stood beside one of the workers who told of workers being cheated out of wages. They held a morning press conference on Aug. 17, 2011, to say that they filed suit against one of the largest car wash operations in the City of San Francisco for unpaid wages.
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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and his staff are actively pursuing to challenge the deci...
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and his staff are actively pursuing to challenge the decision to "sanction" City College of San Francisco by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Press office of SF City Attorney
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CIty Attorney Dennis Herrera with the proposed graffiti policy legislation  will have more empowerme...
CIty Attorney Dennis Herrera with the proposed graffiti policy legislation will have more empowerment to pursue repeat offenders. Seen here at a press conference at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, on March 18, Herrera praised the efforts of SF Supervisor London Breed to introduce a comprehensive overhaul of the City's graffiti policies
Courtesy of SF Supervisor London Breed's Office
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Exec. Director of Alpha Pregnancy Center at the press conference at the City Attorney s office speak...
Exec. Director of Alpha Pregnancy Center at the press conference at the City Attorney's office speaking to reporters from Univision 14 TV in San Francisco.
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