Board Appoints Edwin M. Lee New S.F. Mayor
Edwin M. Lee was sworn in today as the 43rd Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. The former City Administrator, Lee was appointed unanimously as successor mayor by the Board of Supervisors to fill the remaining year of former Mayor Gavin Newsom's term, who was sworn in as California's Lieutenant Governor on Monday. Lee is the first Asian-American mayor in San Francisco history.
"I am profoundly humbled by the confidence placed in me today and energized by this historic opportunity to serve the people of our great City as mayor," said Mayor Lee. "Today, on behalf of all San Franciscans, let us come together as a City to bridge that which may divide us and meet the challenges of governing in these difficult times."
In 2010, Mayor Lee was appointed to a second term as City Administrator by Mayor Newsom and his appointment was confirmed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors. As City Administrator, Mayor Lee spearheaded government efficiency measures and reforms that reduced the size and cost of government, from reducing the vehicle fleet to consolidating departments and back office functions to save tax dollars. He implemented the City's move to cleaner vehicles and an infrastructure to support electric vehicles and green City government. Mayor Lee also developed and oversaw implementation of the City's first ever Ten Year Capital Plan to guide our capital priorities and infrastructure investment. Read more.