DCCC's Mirkarimi resolution gets delayed

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The DCCC, San Francisco's Democratic Party governing body, is delaying a vote condemning Mirkarimi.

San Franciscans will get a chance to take a deep breath – and their politicians will be able to get past Election Day – before wading back into the sordid saga surrounding Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's fitness for office, thanks to a resolution condemning him being pulled from tomorrow night's San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee agenda.

The measure's chief sponsor, Zoe Dunning, today sent her DCCC colleagues an email thanking supporters of the measure but noting that “a few of you also expressed your belief that collaborating on an amended but substantially similar resolution would help maximize consensus on the DCCC. In consideration of these sentiments and my desire for consensus, I've decided to temporarily withdraw my resolution from consideration.”

Instead, Dunning said that she would reintroduce a new resolution for the following meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 28. Her resolution condemns Mirkarimi for the domestic violence incident against his wife – for which he accepted criminal responsibility in March and survived an attempt to remove him from office for official misconduct last month – and voiced support for his recall by voters.

Inside sources tell us the reason for the delay has less to do with the substance of the measure than with its timing, coming while emotions are still so raw and emotionally charged on both sides of the Mirkarimi question. Few DCCC members had the stomach right now for a replay of the ugly, hours-long public testimony that marked the Oct. 9 Board of Supervisors meeting – particularly coming during Game 1 of the World Series.

Dunning conceded that one factor in her decision was that she “got the feedback that emotions are a little raw right now,” although she told us her main reason was to gather more support: “The timing aspect of it was getting more consensus on the measure. I'm not doing this to be divisive, but I would like the party to take a stand on this.”

That wasn't the only dramatic item on tomorrow's DCCC agenda, which also includes a proposal to revisit the DCCC's “no endorsement” vote in the contentious District 5 supervisorial race and make an endorsement. The effort was sparked by supporters of London Breed who hope the moderate-dominated body will offer its support to counter current efforts to consolidate progressive support around Christina Olague in the wake of Julian Davis' current difficulties around his handling of allegations of past misbehavior toward women.

Few sources that we spoke to wanted to offer their predictions for how the D5 endorsement would go, but some were relieved that it was decoupled from the Mirkarimi measure that was placed just ahead of it on the agenda.

Yet Mirkarimi is still likely to be hit with the DCCC's condemnation when it reconvenes next month, barring a change in the political climate or a deescalation by either the Mayor's Office or the DV community, which isn't likely.

Matt Dorsey, the spokesperson for the City Attorney's Office who was elected to the DCCC in June with progressive support, co-sponsored the resolution and told us a recall election is needed to bring closure to this saga.

In an email response to our questions, he wrote: “First, I disagree that a recall would fuel a continued divisive climate. To the contrary, a successful recall would resolve division. Frankly, even an unsuccessful recall would offer both sides the satisfaction of knowing that voters settled the matter – without questions over the legitimacy of the official misconduct proceeding or legal interpretations of the Charter.”

Mirkarimi didn't respond to our inquiries, but Olague told us last week that she would like to see the fight put to rest. “What I'm concerned about right now is a lot of people are exploiting issues around domestic violence and politicizing it,” Olague said, calling for people to “stop demonizing him” and accept that he's been punished and is getting the help he needs. “Now it's so convenient to try to destroy Ross and I think that's wrong.”

She said the twin scandals involving how Mirkarimi and Davis have treated women – and how those incidents are being exploited – are damaging the city, but she hopes they will give rise to more productive discussions.

“What I'm concerned about is the progressive movement find a way to heal and come together in a way that is more respectful of women,” Olague told us. “Rather than dancing on the grave of Julian Davis, how do we come together and talk about how we treat women?”

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Referring to it as a "domestic violence incident against his wife– for which he accepted criminal responsibility in March" is, strictly speaking, a lie. No suprise coming from perjurer Lee's allies.

There is no one more desireable than Ross to be sheriff.

I don't think the "DV community" quite gets how much they have riled up the progressive community by going so far overboard in their attacks on the progressive standard bearer. These people are no longer in the loop, it seems. Give it a rest ladies.

As for City Attorney spokesman Matt Dorsey's bland reference to "questions over the legitimacy of the official misconduct proceeding or legal interpretations of the Charter” -- there is *no* damn question. If anyone is going to be recalled, Dennis Herrera ought to be first.

Posted by lillipublicans on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

Gotta love it. Mirkarimi pleads guilty and accepts DV counseling but lilli is quick to remind us that saying that it was a DV incident is "strictly speaking, a lie".

Then in the next sentence he talks about Lee's "perjury" as if it is a fact. I do remember from laughing at his previous comments that in his mind the key is that two of Lee's adversaries offered uncorroborated hearsay. So in his simple but twisted mind 2 x 0 = 1. I guess. Who really knows.

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Oh when has Troll ever been proper or decent?

What *I* said was strictly true.

I don't dispute that Ross Mirkarimi grabbed his wife's arm -- and I'd hazard a guess that every fair-minded person thinks he's suffered quite enough for it -- but he did *not* plead guilty to domestic violence. It's a recurring theme among the anti-Mirkarimi haters to brand him as guilty for all that he was charged with: un-American.

Listen, here in my country, we have an adversarial justice system wherein the DA can whip up all manner of charges hoping to force an accused into plea bargain. The original charges when not proven in court are worthless as talking points.

And after the evidence of "witness intimidation" ended up being aired in the "Ethics Commission" hearings, we *know* how absurd that particular charge was.

As for domestic violence, I've *repeatedly* asked for any evidence of an arm grab being prosecuted as DV and have recieved *nothing* except hot air in reply.

Oh, yes: as for the putative Lee perjury, since Gascon has flubbed conducting an investigation in the matter, and since Mayor Lee hasn't hasn't come off looking in the least bit like a nice person in this matter, I'm perfectly comfortable with simply assuming his guilt at this point -- especially in view of continued mendacity regarding the disposition of Ross Mirkarimi's criminal case.

And of course Troll resorted to straw-man to prove his point. No. It isn't simply "uncorroborated heresay" from two of "Lee's adversaries." Peskin, having called upon Mirkarimi to resign can hardly be pigeonholed so neatly, for one, and secondly, in addition to the sworn affadavits, we have phone records, a answering machine recording, and some very suspicious responses by the parties directly in question... not to mention Gascon's reticence to look further into the matter.

Posted by lillipublicans on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

Lilli, there are those of us who believe, based on evidence presented by witnesses , the inconsistencies of his and his wife's stories, and the tactics of their legal teams, that Mirkarimi is guilty of a lot more than either Gascon got him to plea to or which the Ethics Commission found. We'll base our discussions with voters during the recall campaign on those beliefs.

Posted by Hortencia on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

before she's even been elected. He's a huge fan of recalls - except when they involve someone he vociferously (because that's all he knows how to do - rage and gnash his teeth) supports.

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Now we're talking...it must be great to be able to so easily dismiss a body of admissible legal evidence against Mirkarimi. But allegations against Lee? Well, why not be perfectly comfortable just assuming that he is guilty?

After all, we have an answering machine recording of Olaque saying "I never had that conversation". What more proof than that could you want? Of course Walker swore that it was "That conversation never happened" but Walker certainly remembered everything ELSE perfectly.

And about me pigeonholing Peskin as a Lee "adversary"? You might want to consider this, Einstein.

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Posted by Troll on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

You wish that instead of deprecating the existance of "that conversation," that Olague had said something less curious; similarly you wish her intial and later responses to questions about whether the mayor had spoken to had been less odd.

Also -- just trying to help you get better acquainted with the substance of your wishfulness here -- you wish that the following hadn't ever appeared in a newspaper:

"Several calls to Wong’s cellphone and San Francisco office have gone unreturned, and colleagues said he was unavailable due to “meetings in Chinatown.” Last week, a secretary said he was on business in China without a definite date of return. But one of Wong’s neighbors said via email that he was spotted leaving his home that same morning."

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/key-figure-elusive-after-allegat...

Thanks.

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Could you be any more condescending? I'm sure it took a lot of effort for you to delete the word "little" before "ladies."

Posted by Hortencia on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

I know you are much too important to do the right thing, but have you thought about asking Eliana Lopez thinks about your hard-on to destroy her family over an arm grab she has forgiven her husband for inflicting?

Posted by Guest on Oct. 23, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

Co-sponsors of a DCCC resolution condemning Ross Mirkarimi think they're going to make everything all right in San Francisco by attacking the Sheriff afresh? Zoe Dunning (whoever the hell you are) and Matt Dorsey, spokesman for the City Attorney's office, you're on my shit list now. You're exceedingly dense to think the city at large has an appetite for more of this tiresome pious political posturing, either now or a little later on.You want to initiate a recall? Bring it on, file the forms and then we'll deal with it. Meanwhile, get off your friggin' hobby horse and shut your damn pie holes.

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