Next-mayor decision delayed again

Another meeting, another postponed decision on who should be San Francisco’s interim mayor.

Residents will have to wait at least until next Tuesday to learn who the Board of Supervisors will pick to fill the shoes left by Mayor Gavin Newsom when he bids farewell, most likely Jan. 3, to assume his statewide office as lieutenant governor. It takes at least six votes to appoint someone to the post.

Supervisor Chris Daly had previously suggested the board pick former board member and current Assemblyman Tom Ammiano for the job. Ammiano had indicated he didn’t want the post, and Tuesday issued a statement saying he declines any nominations.  

So Daly was prepared to go to his Plan B and nominate former board President Aaron Peskin, even though Daly said there weren’t six votes for him. But the board was opposed to even taking nominations and instead voted 9-2 to postpone possibly taking nominations to next week.

Supervisor John Avalos opposed the postponement along with Daly.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF police shoot burglary suspect in Mission District

Man allegedly attacked officers before being shot in first on-duty SFPD shooting since June 2018

Ronen says $100M service expansion is ‘going to fix’ SF’s mental health crisis

Compromise mental health plan has backing of mayor, full Board of Supervisors

Civil liberties lawyer files to take on Pelosi

A San Francisco-based civil liberties lawyer, progressive advocate, DJ and poet is… Continue reading

Supes sound off against bill increasing housing density near transit hubs

Senator Wiener calls resolution opposing SB 50 ‘little more than symbolic political theater’

Most Read