Mayoral Selection: What the Hell Is Gonna Happen Today?

Get ready for some sausage-making…

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, the ongoing showdown between the progressive supervisors and erstwhile Mayor Gavin Newsom regarding the naming of his successor will end with a bang or a whimper. Or lots of whimpering. Or lots of banging.

The supes are slated today to vote on the next mayor — but, as Newsom has delayed his swearing-in as lieutenant governor, he claims he remains mayor, thus rendering any vote today purely academic. You can't replace the mayor until the mayor is gone, after all.

So, here are some scenarios that may unfold today.

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