City Attorney Mara W. Elliott serves as chief legal advisor to the Mayor, City Council, and all City departments, and as the City’s prosecutor. She defends City taxpayers in lawsuits, and protects residents and the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
She is an experienced public service lawyer who oversees a staff of legal professionals who handle over 20,000 misdemeanor cases and 200 new civil cases each year. She is the first woman and Latina to hold the Office.
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Supporting San Diego Residents Storm Recovery
Anyone caught trying to use the flooding crisis to rip-off consumers will face the full force of our Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Unit. State law prohibits overcharging consumers, during an emergency, on rental housing, building materials, and consumer goods such as medical supplies, food, gas and other essentials.
To file a price gouging complaint, please call the City Attorney's Office at (619) 533-5800 or at Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Unit
- California Attorney General's Office: State of California Department of Justice
- California Department of Insurance or call Helpline 1-800-927-HELP (4357)
- Check a contractor license: California Department of Consumer Affairs
- File a complaint with the Contractors State Licensing Board or call 1-800-321-2752
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