Column: Mayor's race may put San Francisco fire chief's job on shaky ground

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  • Published: 02/10/2018 02:37 AM

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.


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