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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Porn Motherlode Unearthed From San Francisco Work Computers (NSFW)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the planning department...
  • Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the planning department...
Porn downloaded by city workers, on city time

Just when you thought the ongoing porn scandal within the city's planning department couldn't grow any more bizarre, along come a nude man, a chainsaw, and a hula hoop.

An SF Weekly public records request for the material that has resulted in the firing of five veteran planners -- so far -- turned up scores of images from department employees' hard drives. A sampling follows. (The images are not safe for work, as amply demonstrated by the spate of firings).







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The scandal broke in December of last year, when a whistleblower objected to the above image being e-mailed around the office. A subsequent investigation revealed years of racy e-mails either sent or received by department employees. The above image was purportedly sent by veteran planner Craig Nikitas. Oddly, after longtime zoning administrator Larry Badiner was fired, allegedly for not taking steps to halt the raunchy e-mails, it was Nikitas who was named his temporary replacement.

The porn investigation encompassed not only pictures and videos sent around the office but files downloaded onto city computers -- on city time. The following were found on the hard drives of planning department employees. Sources have told SF Weekly that the ongoing investigation led to planners pointing the finger at colleagues whose propensity to view and download porn during working hours had become well-known. The following represents only a small sampling of what has thus far been uncovered.

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Click below for more from the planning department's hard drives.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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