Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco



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How good is Mayor Gavin Newsom?
Mayor of San Francisco, USA

City Mayors invites its readers to assess the performance in office of Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco. Please rate his overall performance by awarding him marks out of ten. '1' signifies an extremely poor performance, while '10' would rate his performance as outstanding. Please also provide details of what in your opinion are the mayor’s best and worst decisions.

Update 2011: Gavin Newsom is no longer mayor of San Francisco

Over time, Mayor Monitor will provide a valuable track record of the mayor's successes and failures as well as his popularity among residents and a wider public. The results will be published on the City Mayors website and updated regularly.

RESULTS FOR GAVIN NEWSOM:
Performance index:
March 2010: 7.91 points out of 10
December 2009: 7.89 points out 10
April 2009: 8.79 points out of 10

COMMENTS:
Thumbs up:
• Benjie K (Outside San Francisco): Marriage equality.
The gay marriage issue. I say this because he didn't have to take that stand but he stood what's right and followed through on it.
• His decision to redirect the route to avoid problems with the very public display of the Olympic torch. However, he failed to address his own position regarding China treatment of the Tibetan people.


Thumbs down:
• Anon (San Francisco): Why are there still homeless people in San Francisco?
I am not sure if I am fair to the Mayor on this because in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors has more power. But recently the city has taken to legislating what drug stores can sell and not sell.
• His failure to keep his pants zipped up.


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