Statement from Mayor London Breed on the City Attorney's Settlement with Recology
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today released the following statement after City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced a more than $100 million settlement with Recology. This settlement follows a civil investigation conducted by the City Attorney that found Recology overcharged San Francisco ratepayers.
“I want to thank City Attorney Dennis Herrera and his staff for their work defending the interests of the people of San Francisco. This is an appalling case for our residents and businesses who have been overpaying their trash rates for years. The good news is that thanks to the City Attorney, they will be getting that money back now. Not only will this make a difference for people who are struggling in this moment, but also it sends a message to everyone—from the corporations and city contractors doing business with the City to the individuals working on the City’s behalf—that we will hold everyone accountable. I’m committed to that, and I know our City Attorney is as well. This is an important step as part of our long road to restoring the public trust.”