Vote on interim San Francisco mayor

San Francisco  city leaders want to appoint a new mayor to replace current acting Mayor London Breed, and on Tuesday, they could take steps to do that at their regular meeting. 

That process involves nominating people for that interim mayor role and possibly appointing them by majority vote as early as Tuesday.

Breed has been the acting mayor of San Francisco since Dec. 12 when then-Mayor Ed died unexpectedly of a heart attack.

Breed had been the board of supervisors’ president - and under city charter rules, the person in that role automatically becomes the acting mayor when there is a vacancy.

But breed is also running in the June 5 special election in the hopes of winning the mayor's seat permanently.

Supervisors and other civic leaders expressed concerns that being the incumbent gives breed an unfair advantage.

Earlier this month some supervisors started calling for a temporary mayor to fill the role - just for the next five months or so until the June election.

On Tuesday, they’ll be starting that process. Supervisors will be able to nominate and even appoint a new interim mayor.

Supervisors have not said publicly who some of them plan to nominate but a new mayor would only be appointed if there were enough votes. And that's what is still not clear - whether any possible nominee would have the support of at least six out of 10.