Tomorrow the Board of Supervisors may or may not weigh in on a successor to Gavin Newsom, who takes off to assume those burdensome Lt. Governor duties later in the week, when Chris Daly will be safely ensconced behind a bar, in no position to cast an official vote. And an ostensibly new, more moderate coterie of supes will have ascended to power.

So even though the Board can’t officially install a mayor until the old one skidaddles, which he hasn’t, the supervisors still may put their stamp one somebody. If they do, that pick will have to be ratified by the new board.

So wudduya say, who’s it gonna be? David Chiu? Aaron Peskin? Matt Gonzales? Art Agnos? Ed Harrington? Brian Wilson? Brendan O’Smarty?

Send me an email with your pick before 3 p.m. tomorrow, and if that person is eventually installed as the new mayor, I’ll interview you about what you love and/or hate most about San Francisco, the Bay Area, California, the United States, or the Planet Earth — take your pick. Then we’ll post it right here.

Should more than one person correctly pick the next mayor, we’ll have some sort of playoff. Like, you’ll have to state the exact date that Jerry Brown announces he’s running for president. Or something…

Members of the Board of Supervisors and Gavin Newsom ineligible.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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