SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Bay Area Council issued the following statement on sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
“San Francisco and our entire region have lost a great leader and a good friend,” said Jim Wunderman. “Mayor Ed Lee devoted his life to public service, to helping and fighting for those less fortunate and working to make San Francisco the great city it is. His compassion, thoughtfulness and humble style were his great strengths and allowed him to focus on improving San Francisco for everyone. We are heartbroken by his death and extend our deepest condolences to his family. We also extend our full support to acting Mayor London Breed as she steps in at this difficult time.”
About the Bay Area Council
The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, approximately 275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide.