Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sup. Breed Helped City Hall Lobbyist Get New Job

Thanks to a recent public records request I filed with staunch anti-open government practitioner Sup. London Breed, the president of the Board of Supervisors, I've learned she aided a lobbyist get hired for a new job.

In January 2014, lobbyist Alex Clemens of the Barbary Coast Consulting firm emailed Breed saying, "if you've got any suggestions for who our next teammate(s) should be, I'd love to hear them."

Breed recommended a woman named Rosie Dilger and since Clemens didn't have her addy, Breed shared it with him.

The president of the Board hoped it all worked out well for Clemens and Dilger, and her words must have carried much weight because Dilger got the lobbyist job. According to the consulting firm's web site, Dilger is a member of their team.

Does anyone know if this is all ethical, having a consultant ask a Supervisor whom to hire and that the recommended person eventually gets the lobbying position? 

Even if this all passes the smell test and violates no laws, it's still very important to show how cozy Breed is with the Barbary Coast Consulting team.

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