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Mark Leno concedes to London Breed

London Breed will be your next mayor, as Mark Leno concedes

A truncated mayoral campaign ended today with a truncated concession from Mark Leno. In all of five minutes, he congratulated London Breed on her victory, thanked Supervisor Jane Kim, and that was that. The brevity was likely appreciated by the throngs of reporters crammed into Leno’s SoMa sign shop, creating a situation veering disturbingly toward the Black Hole of Calcutta....

Election 2018: Counting the votes for mayor — London Breed extends lead to 1,861 as provisional ballots do not break Mark Leno’s way

Update, 4:05 p.m., June 12: As the tabulations round third and head home, San Francisco has gone old-school, poring over provisional ballots by hand. That level of scrutiny is due: They don’t call them provisional ballots for nothing. The city has to determine if these provisional voters were, indeed, eligible, then tabulate their ballots. The Department of Elections counted 10,600-odd votes...

London Breed continually flouts public records law, District Attorney now involved

Mayoral candidate London Breed apparently has no patience for public records requests or the task force that oversees them, and on Wednesday, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force asked the District Attorney to step in. In the letter, the Task Force requested that the District Attorney enforce the law that says Breed must turn over public records and appear at their...

Ethics watchdog’s poll says San Franciscans would like this town to be more ethical

More than 80 percent of respondents are concerned with reported behavior of former Mayor Ed Lee, billionaire donor Ron Conway A poll commissioned by the good-government group Friends of Ethics indicates that San Francisco’s voters would prefer this to be a more ethical town — and might support stricter political ethics measures than the city has chosen to pursue. An...

London Breed ads on bus shelters jolted Muni higher-ups, e-mails reveal

“Can you please make sure your folks do not put up any more political ads? This is not good at all.” Earlier this month, some 70 London Breed for Mayor ads popped up across the city, on bus and train shelters. They were eye-catching billboards: The candidate sported a blue blazer against a gold background and flashed a winning smile....

Ron Conway brokered intro between London Breed and Bill de Blasio — 3 days after Ed Lee’s death

“London, Mayor Deblasio # is [REDACTED]. Bill, London’s # is [REDACTED],” reads e-mail from VC and mega donor Ron Conway earlier this month told the Chronicle he’s just too busy to get involved in this year’s mayoral election “I agree that the mayor’s race in San Francisco is important,” the tech titan explained to the paper of record, “but there...

London Breed Muni ads ‘clearly violate’ Muni policy, will come down

Clear Channel claims it has removed 70 pro-Breed ads it placed in violation of Muni policy Mayoral aspirant London Breed’s new billboards portray her as “a mayor for all San Francisco” — but that won’t include Muni shelters. The ads, which were spotted at 18th and Guerrero and 18th and Diamond, among other spots, “clearly violate our advertising policy,” confirmed...

Lawsuit to change London Breed’s ballot designation from “Acting Mayor” is inevitable

Removing Supervisor London Breed as acting mayor required Oceans 11–level plotting and political intrigue. But getting the acting mayor off the ballot is going to require something more: Lawyers and litigation. Despite Breed’s very public Jan. 23 ouster in favor of Mark Farrell, she is still listed as “Acting Mayor/Supervisor” on June’s forthcoming ballot. The deadline for the Department of...

Mark Farrell is your new mayor — and pandemonium ensues

Moments after he provided the sixth and deciding vote to oust London Breed from the position of acting mayor and install Mark Farrell as caretaker, Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, all six-foot-four of him, was sprawled out in a seat in his City Hall office. He looked spent. He was spent.   He had voiced his “ayes” for Farrell in a willowy...