Campos today sent a letter to City Attorney Dennis Herrera, asking him for a legal opinion on whether the mayor "has the authority to unilaterally refuse to implement the duly-enacted civil rights legislation." The amendment was to go into effect today. It would have postponed the city's reporting of suspected undocumented juveniles charged with felonies until after they are convicted of the crime. Read SF Weekly's cover story on the issue here.
"We may have a strong-mayor system of government, but it is not a monarchy," Campos wrote. You can view the letter in its entirety here:Campos.Letter.to.Herrera-12-10-09.pdf.
Before signing off with a signature worthy of the Declaration of Independence, Campos asked Herrera to issue an opinion "as soon as possible."