A City Mourns an Extraordinary Mayor

December 14, 2017

Here at Xyza, we often talk about how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. That’s what our beloved San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee, did.

By Zboralski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
He wasn’t flashy or attention-getting; he was just a man who loved his city and wanted nothing more than to make it better. Mayor Lee passed away at the age of sixty-five earlier this week. As the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco, he represented what a child of immigrant parents could accomplish.

By Eric Fischer (Mayor Ed Lee cuts the Tunnel Boring Machine cake) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
He worked for us all, not only to make our city better with free tuition for college students, tax cuts to attract businesses to the city, and housing initiatives, but also to create an environment that other cities around the world could aspire to be. After all, Mayor Lee truly believed that San Francisco was and is the Innovation Capital of the World.

As the city and friends near and far mourn his death, we’re hopeful that London Breed, the President of the Board of Supervisors who was sworn in as interim mayor, will continue the good work of Mayor Lee and make San Francisco an even better place.

Thank you, Mayor Lee. You will be missed.