Matier: Newsom Inauguration & Fire Chief Hiring
by Owen Stephens
Jan 06, 2019

Governor-elect Newsom is set to take office Monday, and there has been no lack of celebration and high dollar sponsors leading up to the big day. But not all is glitter and gold. A Sunday charity concert will benefit victims and survivors of California’s wildfires, and special events include special events for children and families.

Meanwhile, Mayor London Breed has asked the San Francisco Fire Commission to reopen its selection process for a new chief in response to the firefighter union’s concerns that too few experienced in-house candidates are under consideration. To address the Mayor’s request, the Commission has increased the number of candidates to be interviewed from 11 to 19.