The City’s civil suit against San Francisco’s former Building Inspection Commission President, and current Port Commissioner, Mel Murphy, has been expanded to include Murphy’s newly disclosed property at 1025 Hampshire Street in the Mission.
From the City Attorney’s office:
“In willful defiance of Planning Code restrictions that limit residential developments in Hampshire Street’s zoning district to one- and two-family homes, Murphy deceived multiple city agencies by filing applications, plans and other documents to create the fiction of a lawful two-unit development — while clearly intending to alter the project to ultimately include three dwellings.
As with Murphy’s similarly illegal conversion of his  Alabama Street property, none of the building, plumbing or electrical work necessary to create an additional, unlawful unit on Hampshire Street was done with requisite approvals or inspections. Murphy continued to perpetrate both deceptions for years as a city official, omitting the Alabama Street and Hampshire Street properties from his statements of economic interests, which he was required to file annually as a building inspection commissioner between 2006 and 2012, and as a port commissioner since 2013.”
From City Attorney Dennis Herrera, “I’ll say this for Mel Murphy: he’s consistent.”
And from a Google maps close-up of 1025 Hampshire, the ownership of which Mr. Murphy appears to have been concealing in rather plain sight:
An investigation spurred by the collapse of a Murphy’s hillside home at 125 Crown Terrace in 2013 led to the civil suit which alleges “a far-reaching pattern of unlawful business practices and rampant violations of building, housing and safety codes.” The suit includes Murphy’s property at 3418 26th Street in Bernal Heights as well.
UPDATE (7/7): Mel Murphy has resigned from the Port Commission.