It's real cool and fun to be San Francisco mayor, in fact, it's even better when the local press dares to ask Lee about his frequent travel itinerary, his wanton go-aheads with developers that have turned the city's downtown into a virtual Manhattanization, and his quasi inner-courtship with former mayor, Willie Brown.
This all may seem a big fuss about nothing. After all, the city is awash in full blown prosperity; downtown, particularly the mid-Market area, which used to be a haven for the drug addicts and homeless, is chock full of building cranes. Twitter and high-tech start-ups proliferate the area. Restaurants are full. China Basin and even Hunters Point are also filled with cranes and developments either underway or on the drawing board. Even the 49ers, who are splitting for Santa Clara, have cozied up to Lee in hopes of getting the 2017 Super Bowl. Life is good in the 415.
Again, all fine and dandy if you're a developer. And if you happen to be in Lee's inner circle, great, there's a party going on almost every day. But what about Lee's seeming dismissive feelings about his troubled ex-housing chief? And it would be nice if some reporters were to investigate Lee's cozy liaison with Willie Brown, wouldn't it? Just askin'.
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