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San Francisco's Next Mayor a Self-Described 'Pro-Housing' Politician With Support From YIMBYs

London Breed is the first African American female elected mayor of San Francisco, and she brings high hopes that a pro-development approach can help mitigate the city's housing affordability crisis.
June 18, 2018, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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London Breed, pictured in August 2017 while still board of supervisors president.
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Recently elected mayor of San Francisco after a long ballot counting process that shifted the projected winner on more than one occasion, London Breed will be sworn into office in July.

Mayor-elect Breed is the first African American female elected mayor of San Francisco—she was already the first African American female mayor of San Francisco after stepping into the role for a short time following the death of Mayor Ed Lee.

Breed is a self-considered pro-housing politician, and gained support from YIMBYs during the election. As a supervisor and board of supervisors president, Breed proposed and passed legislation that rolled back parking regulations around the city, argued against a moratorium on new housing development in the Mission District, and negotiated peace between music venues and residents of new housing developments.

The following articles offer more on Breed's positions in context of some of the most challenging and controversial issues facing San Francisco.

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Published on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Medium
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