As we previously shared, San Francisco’s newly appointed District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, found herself in a bit of an uncomfortable situation when it was disclosed that she was paid more than $100,000 for consulting work to a non-profit which was linked to the Boudin recall, while she “volunteered” for the recall.
This past Monday, Jenkins defended her decision to work with the non-profit in an interview for the San Francisco Chronicle. In the interview, the D.A. said that she was paid $153,000 by the 501(c)(3) Neighbors for a Better San Francisco. She said that while she was a “volunteer” spokesperson for the recall, supported by Neighbors for a Better San Francisco Advocacy, her work for Neighbors for a Better San Francisco was to analyze the impact of Proposition 47, which lowered penalties for property and drug crimes in California. Jenkins said in the interview that “For me, the two were so separate and the fact that I was doing separate work for them was irrelevant.”