It looks like at least two mayoral candidates, should they win in June, may ask Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White to pack her bags and ride a cherry-red fire engine into the sunset.
Most new mayoral administrations regularly pick new city department heads as a matter of course, but that wasn’t the case under the late Mayor Ed Lee.
San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 has long called for Hayes-White’s ouster. As far back as 2014, the union blasted her for not running enough ambulances to serve The City, among other issues.
Hayes-White was sworn in by former Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004.