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New Violations Uncovered In Case Against City Commissioner

New Violations Uncovered In Case Against City Commissioner

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... Read More »

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit against the former president of San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission, and current Port Commissioner, Mel Murphy. An investigation spurred by the collapse of a Murphy’s hillside home at 125 Crown Terrace back in 2013 has uncovered “a far-reaching pattern of unlawful business... Read More »

A Day Late And $1.5 Million Short

A Day Late And $1.5 Million Short

A report by Department of Building Inspection chief Tom Hui cites “ to follow and implement the approved plans and the sequence of construction” for leading to the collapse of 125 Crown Terrace in December. The Twin Peaks home was being supported by three reinforcing towers at the... Read More »

Remains Of Collapsed Home Hoisted, “Remodeling” To Recommence

Remains Of Collapsed Home Hoisted, “Remodeling” To Recommence

Having collapsed last month, what little remains of the original home at 125 Crown Terrace has been jacked, hoisted, and craned back up the hill a bit. According to a plugged-in tipster, the remains will be surrounded by new construction and become part of the garage, a supposed city... Read More »

Collapsed Home Was Being “Remodeled” By Prominent Developer

Collapsed Home Was Being “Remodeled” By Prominent Developer

The Twin Peaks house at 125 Crown Terrace which partially collapsed last night and slid down the hill toward Graystone Terrace is owned by Mel Murphy, the prominent and well-connected local developer who once served as president of San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission. Having been denied a demolition permit... Read More »