City attorney releases statement on Jew documents
From the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
June 7, 2007
In the accompanying
letter to Sup. Ed Jew, dated May 23, 2007, City Attorney Dennis
Herrera's office requested documents and information as part of
its investigation into issues involving the supervisor's residency.
Because the supervisor was traveling abroad at the time, his office
subsequently requested, and was granted, an extension of time
to respond to Friday, June 8, 2007.
In response to questions regarding the status of that request,
City Attorney Spokesman Matt Dorsey today issued the following
"Supervisor Ed Jew this afternoon provided documents and
information in response to the City Attorney's request pertaining
to questions that involve the supervisor's residency. This office
is now in the process of reviewing them. As we have previously
stated, these records will not necessarily conclude our office's
investigation. The residency of elected officials can be a complex
question of law and fact, requiring careful analysis. Further
information may be needed to resolve this question.
"City Attorney Dennis Herrera is committed to conducting
an objective, fair and thorough investigation of this issue. Accordingly,
he intends to continue to work with Supervisor Jew and his attorney
to make sure we have all the necessary information. As indicated
in the accompanying letter, the City Attorney recognizes the importance
of completing this investigation as soon as possible to address
"Because this process remains ongoing, we will refrain
from any further comments until after the City Attorney has concluded
his investigation. Similarly, because this is an open investigation,
we will not provide copies of documents the supervisor has submitted."