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State of Affairs: London Breed's biggest challenges, CA, FCC showdown looms

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Housing, homelessness, and affordability will keep acting San Francisco Mayor Breed busy until the special election in June.

Today on State of Affairs:

  • Acting mayor London Breed takes over in San Francisco after the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. She inherits a grieving city and several pressing concerns. 
  • The Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality regulations Thursday. Now, state Senator Scott Wiener says he has a plan to keep them in place in California. 
  • Governor Jerry Brown's chief financial advisor has written a letter to California's congressional delegation detailing Brown's qualms with the GOP tax plan. 

KQED's Marisa Lagos on the biggest challenges awaiting London Breed:

Housing, homelessness, and affordability. I know it's a common refrain in Los Angeles as well. Mayor Lee oversaw an incredible period in the city where we saw the unemployment rate drop to near zero, where we saw the median price of a home doubled to more than $1 million just in the short six or seven years. And then a lot of the middle class is being pushed out. 

I think that's going to be this core issue. When he came in it was all about jobs, now it's all about houses. 


  • Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of public policy at USC
  • Marisa Lagos, political reporter, KQED
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