It was a tough race, but yesterday candidate Mark Leno finally conceded to London Breed.
“As mayor, I will create more housing and help those struggling with homelessness, drug addiction, and mental illness get the support and services they need,” wrote Breed in a tweet about her victory.
Speaking of housing, nobody in the urbanist/safe and livable streets community seemed more pleased with her victory than YIMBY action. That’s because Breed was on board with Scott Weiner’s transit housing bill.
“Breed was alone among the candidates in supporting SB-827 and being honest about what solving our housing crisis requires–building more housing of all kinds, including both market-rate housing and subsidized affordable housing, in large amounts to bring down rents and displacement,” wrote YIMBY’s Laura Foote Clark, in an email to Streetsblog. “No other candidate said anything substantive about building more housing generally, and about building it *throughout* San Francisco.”