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London Breed’s Campaign Pledge to be Tested by Weiner/Farrell Attack on Rent Control

Dean Prestonbyline‚ Jan. 28‚ 2013

Three months ago, in an interview right before the election, London Breed “pledged to protect tenant’s rights and to oppose any attacks on rent control if she were to be elected to the most progressive and tenant-heavy seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.” She made this pledge in the face of criticism that her financial backing from landlords and realtors tainted her candidacy for District 5 Supervisor. Now, as Supervisors Scott Weiner and Mark Farrell are advancing legislation to permanently eliminate rent control for nearly two thousand units, Supervisor Breed has a stark choice: honor her campaign pledge or undermine her credibility.