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Will We Be Voting To Recall Ed Lee In November?

May 6, 2016

Just one year after winning reelection by a too-close-for-comfort margin, Mayor Ed Lee could be facing a recall effort this fall, if one of two alleged ballot measure proposals has any legs. The Examiner reports that “local gardener Mike Murphy and a team of local activists” have it in mind to launch a recall campaign, but getting it on the ballot will of course require some funding and signatures…

Mayor Ed Lee had a fairly embarrassing and well interrupted inauguration this year, following a year of vocal criticism stemming from both our ongoing housing shortage, a perceived favoritism toward tech companies, and the various and ongoing scandals surrounding the SFPD, their documented racism, and the fuzzy justifications behind the killings of several civilians, including Mario Woods in December. Add to that recent controversies over his attitudes toward the homeless, and the ongoing issue of housing them and/or removing their tents from the streets, and Lee’s popularity is probably the lowest it’s ever been — but the last we heard about his plummeting approval rating was in December, when it hit 43 percent… (more)

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