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Inauguration of London Breed marks historic day for San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Wednesday marks a historic day in San Francisco as London Breed will be officially sworn in as Mayor.

Breed is the first African-American woman to be elected Mayor of San Francisco.

Breed, a San Francisco native, was certified last month after taking 50.55 percent of the vote.

She will be San Francisco’s 45th mayor.

Breed grew up in public housing a few blocks from City Hall, where on Wednesday California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, administered the oath of office.

Breed says the city has failed to address its chronic homeless problem and an affordable housing shortage that has forced many longtime residents to leave.

She says she is committed to building more housing and to address the mental health issues of those living on city streets.

Breed is the second woman to become mayor of San Francisco. The first was current U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who welcomed Breed to the exclusive club in a video message.    

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