San Fran official in charge of cleaning up city’s filthy streets arrested by FBI

You can’t make this stuff up.  The guy in charge of putting up feces on the streets of San Fran was arrested by the FBI for corruption.

“The head of San Francisco Public Works, which is in charge of cleaning up the city’s feces-filled streets, has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption.

San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was arrested Monday alongside Nick Bovis, the owner of a popular sports bar in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lefty O-Doul’s. Sources told NBC Bay Area that Nuru was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes for airport concession contracts.

Both Nuru and Bovis were released on bond following their arrest.

As the top official in charge of the $312 million city public works budget since 2012, Nuru was tasked with cleaning up San Francisco streets, which critics note remain cluttered with feces, trash and used needles amid a homelessness crisis.

The street are dirty, the roads are dirty—and the public officials are dirty.  Another reason for President Trump to declare martial law and take the criminals—foreign and domestic—off the streets, clean the streets and take care of the homes.  Oh, and arrest the drug dealers and those that attack the police are not arrested.  So the guy in charge of picking up the doodoo is in deep doodoo.

San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up city’s filthy streets arrested

By Morgan Phillips | Fox News, 1/28/20 

The head of San Francisco Public Works, which is in charge of cleaning up the city’s feces-filled streets, has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption.

San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was arrested Monday alongside Nick Bovis, the owner of a popular sports bar in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lefty O-Doul’s. Sources told NBC Bay Area that Nuru was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes for airport concession contracts.

Both Nuru and Bovis were released on bond following their arrest.

As the top official in charge of the $312 million city public works budget since 2012, Nuru was tasked with cleaning up San Francisco streets, which critics note remain cluttered with feces, trash and used needles amid a homelessness crisis.

Nuru, who goes by “MrCleanSF” on Twitter, also oversees the design and construction of city facilities and the management of 1,600 employees. Its capital project portfolio is more than $5.6 billion.

Bovis, alongside Nuru in 2017, championed a portable toilet venture called “Tiny Potties” aimed at mitigating the city’s public defecation problem associated with its growing homeless population. The portable restrooms were meant to look like the Painted Ladies Victorian homes near Alamo Square, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Nuru, as of late, has attracted criticism from homelessness advocates for conducting sweeps of the city’s homeless encampments.

However Nuru’s authority has long been met with criticism. “It’s a shock. I think that department has been run like a one-person fiefdom for a long time,” said Supervisor Matt Haney, who has sparred with Public Works over street cleanliness in his district.

“There’s an understanding that ‘everything goes through Mohammed,’ and if you piss him off, there’s retribution. I think there needs to be an overhaul of that department. We need much more accountability and transparency there,” Haney continued.

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer said the news “came as a complete shock.”

 “There was no buzz at City Hall, and that’s a place where secrets are hard to keep,” she said.

In the early 2000s, Nuru was accused by Public Works whistleblowers of misappropriating public funds and replacing city workers with employees from a nonprofit he previously led.

Bovis, for his part, has a criminal past. The Chronicle learned he was arrested in 1993 and charged with second degree robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He was convicted of second degree robbery in 1996 and sentenced to five years in prison. Shortly after he took over the city’s iconic sports bar.

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Comments

  1. Ca. broke or is the state the petri dish for the Satanic Cabal/UN Agenda 2030? Ca. sits on abundant oil and refuse to tap into that resource although the oil oozes, naturally, out of the ground? Criminals abound, abuse power, steal money. Investigate all…Epstein/Ukraine/Iran/Israel/Ca.

  2. Sounds like he took a face plant in his own work! Since it is a sanctuary City we will see how far it goes as far as real prosecution.

  3. Saw it on the front of the san Francisco examiner this morning, only printed three days a week now…and thinner than ever. But this was to be expected. So corrupt – high, high salaries and engorging themselves more on slapping backs, etc. with the inevitable – San Francisco kickbacks greasing the wheels. It’s EVERYWHERE here.

    Expediters are usually the vehicle for it at Building and Planning from what I can tell. Involving lawyers as “expediters” as well as “contractors”, landscapers and clerks acting as “expediters”. But directly like this too.

    I do a lot of work pulling my architectural drawings for retail/restaurant/housing of all sizes through the city, DPW (Dept. of Public Works) is one of them. They are now making everyone who does any kind of building redo the curbs and sidewalks and driveways in a “Street Improvement Permit” at $1,700+ per permit – and the fees for someone like me to do extensive drawings (crazy!)….whether needed or not as a “preventive” measure “in case” it’s needed during construction.

    Worse, this guys’ same department – Public Works – has a “Street Tree Program” where they charge over $2000 for every street tree you cannot put in the sidewalks – one per 20 foot of street frontage. Lots are a minimum of 25 feet wide. Most of the utilities placed in the sidewalks and servicing homes and other buildings are done by the city -so if street trees cannot be put in by the prior placement of utilities, the city does not waive fees, they COLLECT them. It’s crazy.

    So this department engorges itself at everyone they can possibly ding for their salaries…some of it in double jeopardy morally – and then steal by kickbacks using their offices.

    It more than stinks like the streets and homeless they don’t take care of.

    All to feather their very high salaries.

    And the homeless are increasing throughout all neighborhoods. I saw a man last night who did not appear mentally ill or a druggie, sleeping in cold wet grass in a sleeping blanket, with all his stuff around him. At 10 am this morning, still there.

    The criminals running San Francisco DO NOT CARE, it’s only about themselves. I wonder how many if not all of them including those in the US House and Senate here are involved in so much corruption!

  4. I wonder whose in-charge of the sanctuary city hoax???…The FBI could help look into that scam as well…..Every little bit helps……….

  5. I don’t know if it’s true now but back in the 70’s street sweepers were just ghost employees. The actual work was done by illiterates who had to pay a City Official a portion of their salary in order to get hired and keep their job.

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