London Breed is the 45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. She is the first African-American woman and only the second woman to serve as Mayor. Prior to being elected in an historic June 2018 election, Mayor Breed served as Acting Mayor, following the sudden and tragic passing of Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
London has dedicated her entire adult life to serving our communities and improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life. Since becoming Mayor, she has focused on helping the city’s homeless population into care and shelter, including opening up nearly 400 new shelter beds and helping more than 1,500 people exit homelessness. She is focused on adding more housing for low- and middle-income residents by streamlining bureaucracy and cutting permitting times while also investing in affordable housing, including moving forward plans for a $600 million affordable housing bond. She has added mental health stabilization beds and authored conservatorship legislation to help those suffering from mental health and substance use disorder on San Francisco’s streets. She is committed to furthering San Francisco’s leadership in combating climate change by pushing ambitious environmental goals, including transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
London is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition. She attended the University of California, Davis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Service with a minor in African American Studies. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.