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While City Attorney Dennis Herrera moved from a seat on the San Francisco Police Commission to City Hall, his predecessor Louise Renne is headed in the opposite direction. The former city attorney is among four new appointees to the city’s Police Commission, which Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. The mayor’s picks also included lawyers Douglas Chan and Joseph Veronese and Dr. Joseph Marshall, the co-founder and executive director of the Omega Boys Club. The appointees must be confirmed by the Board of Supervisors. “The Police Commission is in effect the oversight commission for the police department,” said Renne, who served as city attorney for about 15 years. In that job, Renne represented the commission, as well as the police department, and said she is familiar with the tasks. Herrera sat on the Police Commission from the time then-Mayor Willie Brown appointed him in 1997 until 2001, when he ran for Renne’s old job. Renne isn’t leaving her day jobs as general counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District and as a partner at Renne & Holtzman Public Law Group. Commissioners meet weekly and are paid $100 a month, before taxes, the commission office said. The Police Commission is being revamped this year thanks to Proposition H, which passed last November. The five current commissioners’ terms end April 30, said Lt. Edward Geeter, secretary to the Police Commission. And a seven-member commission will take its place, with four appointees picked by the mayor and three chosen by the Board of Supervisors. Newsom had tapped Renne to lead his transition team between the December election and his January inauguration. Newsom wasn’t available to comment Tuesday. Chan is a business lawyer and partner at San Francisco’s Chan, Doi & Leal. And Veronese, a former senior investigator in the district attorney’s office, is a police academy graduate who also used to work with the police department on a reserve basis. The son of discrimination lawyer Angela Alioto, Veronese is a partner at the Law Offices of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angela Alioto.

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