San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly
- Jacqueline Daniels
As mayor, Lee regularly turned to UC Berkeley for help with San Francisco's most vexing problems, whether it was working with the school's seismology lab to develop an quake early warning system or asking the Institute of Transportation Studies to examine how self-driving cars could impact his city. He was San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor and a longtime civil rights attorney and civil servant before he was appointed to office in 2011. She is a 43-year-old Democrat who will become the first black woman to hold San Francisco's mayoral office. Feinstein was board president at the time.
In offering their condolences, the Giants called the personable Lee their "No. 1 fan" and the 49ers spoke of their admiration of Lee's "compassion for others and his tireless work to effect positive change in both his city and throughout society".
"Ed Lee was a kind and decent human being who cared deeply about our city", state Sen. On Tuesday many peers described him more as a humble leader with a heart of gold: an advocate for the homeless, for LGBT communities, for immigrants like his parents. In 2012 she said her top priority was to make kids' lives better.
Lee, city administrator at the time, said he had no interest in taking on the role permanently. She passed a complete overhaul of the City's graffiti policies, and first-in-the-country legislation to protect music and nightlife venues. "It is with profound sadness and awful grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away..." Mayor Edwin Lee never forgot his roots.
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"It is with profound sadness and awful grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away", said a statement on Lee's death.
He died at a San Francisco hospital surrounded by relatives, friends and colleagues, his office said. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family - his wife Anita, daughters Brianna and Tania - during this hard time.
Regardless, an election will take place on June 5, 2018, according to Herrera.
As mayor, Lee's commitment to business development and common sense sometimes put him at odds with the progressive factions, such as when he promoted a tax break for Twitter to move into a long moribund stretch of Mid-Market Street, or when he moved to try to oust newly elected leftist Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi after a domestic violence conviction.
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Those who knew Lee only as a pragmatic mayor might not be aware that his origins in public life were of an activist lawyer who sued San Francisco police and fire departments for civil rights violations, as well as the Housing Authority for unsafe conditions. After that, there are two possible outcomes. Mark Leno, who has represented San Francisco in the state legislature, already announced his candidacy. You saw him during the parades, and when he came to the ballpark, he just had a real passion, and as I said enthusiasm for the Giants and the city of San Francisco. "The board does not have to take any action and there is no timeline".
San Francisco interim Mayor Ed Lee (L) walks with his wife Anita as he prepares to file paperwork to officially run for mayor on August 8, 2011 in San Francisco, California. There may be no vote in advance of the election, and Herrera said there will certainly be no vote on Tuesday.
The Warriors will hold a moment of silence for Lee before their game Thursday against Dallas at Oracle Arena.
London Breed will be holding a news conference at 10 a.m. Dianne Feinstein, and the only African American aside from Willie Brown.
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