San Francisco's next mayor outlines priorities in victory speech

- San Francisco's next Mayor London Breed outlined her priorities to a large crowd of supporters Thursday.

Breed is now laying out her plans to tackle some of the city's biggest challenges, including homelessness and the housing crisis.

She walked into her old elementary school to a roaring crowd ready to welcome her. Breed started off acknowledging her fellow candidates and their supporters, applauding their public service and reaching out for their help going forward. 

"We are all San Franciscans, and it is time to work together to solve our most pressing problems," said Breed.

Breed began to lay out some priorities, such as tackling major issues like homelessness. "The hard decisions around mental health care reform, so that people who are struggling on the streets…get the help and support that they need," said Breed.

Breed also talked about the need for more housing, so that San Franciscans aren't priced out of their city. "We have to make a change to our bureaucratic process that gets in the way of housing production in San Francisco," said Breed.

Breed also took time to acknowledge those who helped her campaign workers, volunteers, friends and family. "Thank you, everybody, for all the work and love you poured into this campaign. Thank you."

Breed's sister says she knows the new mayor as well as anyone and says she's up to the job. "She has the dedication, the motivation and the skill set to do what's needed for this city," said Hattie Breed.

Although Breed has claimed victory, the vote counting continues in City Hall. The latest report from the Department of Elections came out at 4:00 p.m. It shows London Breed once again widening her lead. She now stands at 50.5 percent of the vote, Mark Leno at 49.5 percent. 

The city is still aiming to swear in the new mayor July 11.
 

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