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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

League of Pissed Off Voters Has Some Questions for Ed Lee

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:57 PM

We're Progressives and We're Pissed Off
  • We're Progressives and We're Pissed Off

You know it's never going to turn out well when politicians piss off the official League of Pissed Off Voters.

The group, which comprises voters ranging from their late teens to early 30s, fired off a letter this morning to members of the Board of Supervisors, namely the six whom it helped get elected, asking them to hold Ed Lee accountable as a progressive mayor, if that's what he is claiming to be.

"We worked our asses off to help you get elected," the letter reads. "If

you give a free pass to an interim mayor who continues the status quo

for the next year, we're not sure how we'll explain that on our next bar


The letter is addressed to John Avalos, David Campos, Jane

Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi and president David Chiu, ostensibly

the progressive members on the board.

Specifically, they ask that supervisors force Lee, who is expected to be approved as interim mayor later today, to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 11 for a Q&A with supervisors in a public forum.

Here, they can ask him about his direct plans to improve the city, including how he plans to close the budget deficit, whether he will fire and hire new department heads, and whether he has plans to put any measures on the ballot if there is a spring election.

"We need a mayor who is ready to shake things up, bring in new leaders, and hold them accountable, and we have no idea if Ed Lee is going to be that guy," the group writes.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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