Chinatown elders slam Dennis Herrera for opposing Central Subway

Leaders vow to “make sure that he is not going to get elected”

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Members of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association criticize
City Attorney Dennis Herrera for opposing the Central Subway
Sept. 6, 2011
Photo By Gerry Shih

By Gerry Shih
The Bay Citizen

A group of Chinatown elders flexed its influence in the San Francisco mayoral race Tuesday, vowing to swipe votes away from City Attorney Dennis Herrera in retaliation for his opposition to the proposed Central Subway project.

The Bay Citizen first reported Friday that Herrera was on the verge of publicly opposing the $1.7 billion subway linking San Francisco’s Chinatown and South of Market neighborhoods. The project has increasingly come under fire from critics like former supervisors Aaron Peskin and Jake McGoldrick who condemn it as an inefficient and poorly conceived “subway to nowhere.”

On Tuesday, a dozen members of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association — the umbrella group of the family associations that once held sway in Chinatown — accused Herrera of betraying the city’s Chinese residents, who make up more than one-fifth of the population.

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