What Comes Next For San Francisco Mayor — and David Chiu?

Following several hours of grueling, arcane debate on the process the Board of Supervisors will use to choose the next mayor, a method that will ostensibly enhance the possibility of a sitting supe garnering the crucial six votes came up for a vote.

If the supes fail to name a successor for Mayor Gavin Newsom, Board President David Chiu will become acting mayor indefinitely. So if Chiu wanted to deep-six alterations to the process to his benefit, he could have voted against Supervisor Chris Daly's amendment. But that's not what happened. Chiu instead voted for the amendment, then urged his colleagues to unanimously ratify the final process as a sign of unity — which occurred.

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