Mark Farrell

Supervisor Mark Farrell has been voted in as San Francisco’s interim mayor.
He replaces acting mayor London Breed, who took over the role following Ed Lee’s sudden death.

San Francisco has a new interim mayor — and no one is sure whether to be mad, shocked or just confused.

On Tuesday night, the city’s board of supervisors voted to appoint a former venture capital investor from one of its wealthiest neighborhoods as interim mayor.

The vote to crown Mark Farrell interim mayor provoked an immediate outcry, the latest flare-up of tensions in city politics over the influence of the tech industry.

Farrell replaces London Breed, a San Francisco native who grew up in public housing and was the city’s first woman of color to have the mayor’s job (albeit briefly, as Breed was appointed acting mayor in December after Mayor Ed Lee died in office).

Yet, Farrell’s backers have championed him as a blow to tech industry special interests.

Welcome to San Francisco.

The new mayor isn’t really the new mayor

In December 2017, Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor of seven years, died of a heart attack. London Breed, District 5 supervisor, was appointed as acting mayor, and a new special mayoral election will be held in June …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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