Singing in the rain: Hunters Point Shipyard enriches SF’s most powerful families


“No public official at any level of state or local government shall make, participate in making or in any way attempt to use his official position to influence a government decision in which he knows or has reason to know he has a financial interest.” – California Government Code Section 81002(c)

Nepotism is defined by Webster’s dictionary as political favoritism based on family relationships. In an email to the San Francisco Bay View, Laurence Pelosi verified that he was a Lennar senior executive in March of 2004 at the time San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, his cousin for whom he had served as mayoral campaign treasurer, had signed the Hunters Point Shipyard Conveyance Agreement at the behest of Laurence’s Aunt Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 3.212 governs political decision making involving family members and Section 3.214 requires disclosure of personal, business or professional relationships for elected officials of the City and County of San Francisco.

Laurence Pelosi is the son of Ronald Pelosi and Belinda Barbara Newsom. He is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew by marriage. Laurence Pelosi was identified as the vice president of naval base acquisitions for Lennar in a program he participated in concerning the master plan for development of the southeast community held at Mission Bay in 2006.

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