Both John Myers and Scott Shafer of KQED talked to Gavin Newsom at Jerry Brown’s inauguration, and he told them that he will take the oath of office for Lieutenant Governor this weekend. The other state officeholders are being sworn in today. So why the delay for Newsom?

The Examiner puts it succinctly:

Postponing his Monday swearing-in date is a move to ensure the current Board of Supervisors either makes a selection of interim mayor Newsom can live with during its final meeting on Tuesday, or ensure that the decision falls to the new board. On Jan. 8, four newly elected members of the board take office.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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