Swearing-In Roundup: Visions, Hopes & Concerns
by Spencer Lam
Jan 09, 2020
Wednesday in San Francisco was a busy day for some new and some familiar faces taking office. Mayor London Breed, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, and District Attorney Chesa Boudin were all sworn in with varying visions for the City.

Mayor Breed said that she would like to focus on the “twin troubles of homelessness and housing affordability.” Sheriff Miyamoto faces recruitment and jail stability issues. Boudin announced that he would immediately end cash bail, sentencing enhancements, and stop filing cases that arise from “illegal searches” after traffic violations - among other changes. Boudin was also welcomed into his position by a recorded message from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Members of the Police Officers Association expressed concerns to SFPD Chief Bill Scott that Boudin is not “neutral and unbiased” towards police, and has called for an immediate end to the agreement existing between the police and the D.A.’s office that gives the D.A. control over criminal investigations into police shootings.