Metta Fund’s board and staff were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on December 12. He will be remembered and appreciated for his years of outstanding service to the residents of San Francisco.
As the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco he truly was a trailblazer. From his roots in affordable housing and immigrant rights advocacy to his time in the Mayor’s office, where he brought thousands of jobs and housing units to our city, Mayor Lee was dedicated to making our city better for all. We will seek to honor his legacy by continuing to advocate for the vibrant, diverse, and inclusive San Francisco he envisioned.
Our thoughts are with his wife, daughters, family, friends, and colleagues in this tragic moment.