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City Attorney Mara Elliott - In The News

City Attorney shuts down ‘squalid’ independent living facility in college area – June 16
The facility on Ewing Street has been ordered to close due to health code violations and its “frequent calls for police service for disturbing the peace,” the San Diego City Attorney’s office said.

Editorial: SDSU West advances for the right reasons. Thanks, Mara Elliott – May 29
“We took the time needed to get the deal right so that San Diegans and future generations are not saddled with a rushed and shortsighted deal that we later regret,” Mara Elliott said.

Uber and Lyft face landmark lawsuit over gig worker classification – NBC News, May 5
The state filed the lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court along with the city attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, and it accuses the companies of violating a new state law known as “AB5.”

3 Shotguns Seized From Man Claiming COVID-19 Government Tracking Takeover – NBC San Diego, April 25
An armed Rancho Peñasquitos man who claimed the government and Bill Gates were using the coronavirus pandemic “hoax” to scare Americans into an elaborate tracking system has been apprehended, San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said Saturday.

News 8 investigates price gouging in San Diego during the coronavirus pandemic – CBS San Diego, March 24
“In the state of California once there’s a state of emergency declared, and the governor did enact an emergency situation a couple of weeks ago, they can’t increase prices by more than 10% after that declaration of emergency,” Elliott said.

San Diego prosecutors crack down on COVID-19 hate crimes, price gouging – 10 News San Diego, March 24
City Attorney Mara Elliott said, “We are working together with all levels of government to target and hold accountable those who spread hatred and exploit residents while our community grapples with these difficult circumstances.”

Elliott, Briggs headed for runoff in race for San Diego City Attorney – San Diego Union Tribune, March 3
“With all 796 precincts reporting in unofficial results, Elliott captured 66.31 percent of the vote…”

City of San Diego gets restraining orders to keep library employees safe – CBS San Diego, February 18
“We bring a request to a court and we say we need an order to restrain this person from coming to these premises or being close to the individual who is being threatened,” explained City Attorney Mara Elliott.

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