[Update: Live blog of Board of Supervisors vote.]

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors—the new board, with four freshly sworn-in members—will convene at 3 p.m. as a committee of the whole to consider appointing an interim mayor to serve out Gavin Newsom’s term, which ends next January. (Here’s the meeting agenda.)

This is supposed to be a done deal. The old board voted 10-1 last Friday to give “pre-ratification” approval to Chief Administrative Officer Ed Lee, with everyone but the termed-out Chris “Donkey Kong” Daly, voting for Lee to get the job. The new supervisors—Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Scott Wiener, and Malia Cohen— are expected to
join with the rest of the board and ratify the selection of Lee. In fact, the new mayor is supposed to be sworn in at City Hall immediately after the supervisors vote. (Here’s text of interim mayor resolution.)

If you’re still getting to know Lee, here’s some insight from KQED News’ Scott Shafer: Who Is Ed Lee?

In San Francisco, It Looks Like Ed Lee’s Day 11 January,2011Dan Brekke


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke is a blogger, reporter and editor for KQED News, responsible for online breaking news coverage of topics ranging from California water issues to the Bay Area’s transportation challenges. In a newsroom career that began in Chicago in 1972, Dan has worked as a city and foreign/national editor for The San Francisco Examiner, editor at Wired News, deputy editor at Wired magazine, managing editor at TechTV as well as for several Web startups.

Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. He has shared in two Society of Professional Journalists Norcal Excellence in Journalism awards — for his 2012 reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California, and in 2014, for KQED’s comprehensive reporting on the south Napa earthquake.

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