By Robert Haugh
Local Labor has sent two mailers into District 1 opposing Harbir Bhatia for City Council.
One mailer slams her for being a director at SiliconSage, a local developer. According to Labor’s mailer, the developer is accused in court filings of stealing wages of construction workers.
Bhatia was a director at SiliconSage but resigned just before she declared her candidacy for City Council.
The mailer also criticizes Bhatia for hiding her association with SiliconSage on her ballot statement.
SiliconSage and Bhatia are currently under a City investigation for violating the City’s lobbyist ordinance.
A second mailer asks the question “Why are the 49ers Spending Big Bucks to Draft Bhatia for City Council.”
Bhatia is one of four candidates Jed York is spending an unprecedented $1.4 million to support for City Council. The others are Anthony Becker (District 6), Suds Jain (District 5) and Kevin Park (District 4).
The 49ers were also caught by the City for committing wage theft from workers at the stadium last year.
The City reported the team to the state Attorney General and started the process to terminate the non-NFL management contract.