07.09.2018

SF Mayor-elect London Breed says she wants to move quickly, look to future

SF Mayor-elect London Breed says she wants to move quickly, look to future

As she prepares to take over as San Francisco’s mayor Wednesday, London Breed says she is thinking far beyond the partial term she was elected to: In addition to clearing the streets of tent camps and hiring more police officers, she said her first actions in office will lay the foundation for the city’s future.

The work will begin after she delivers her inauguration speech on the steps of City Hall. Her speech, she said, will strike a tone of unity and hope — a particularly important message after the tumultuous few months between the unexpected death of Mayor Ed Lee in December and the contentious mayoral campaign that ended last month.

“The thing that I care about so much is the future,” she said in an interview with The Chronicle. “What is San Francisco going to look like in 10 years from now, and how do we make sure that the decisions we make today positively impact the next generation of San Franciscans growing up here?”

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