Mayor Mark E. Farrell is the 44th Mayor of San Francisco. On January 23, then-Supervisor Farrell was voted in as Mayor by his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, filling the office of the late Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
Priorities for the Mayor include addressing the City’s homeless challenges, ensuring that streets remain clean and safe, defending immigrant communities, improving public safety and closing San Francisco’s digital divide.
He is advancing the Healthy Streets Operations center, a multi-agency effort that allows for real-time response and resolution to community complaints related to street behavior and tent encampment in local neighborhoods.
Additionally, he is spearheading innovative programs that address complex behavioral health challenges, such as the Integrated Care Team, which provides case management services for individuals with a history of cycling through the City’s crisis centers-hospital, shelters and jails. He authored and passed Laura’s Law, which allows for community-based compelled treatment for mentally ill residents, and led the efforts to double the City’s Homeless Outreach Team.
As Supervisor, he was the City’s longest-serving chair on the Budget and Finance Committee, where he helped pass four balanced budgets. He also championed retiree reform measures, helping to solve a $4.4 billion unfunded liability, while enacting tax credit legislation that allowed small businesses to hire more employees.
Mayor Farrell is a born and raised San Franciscan. He attended both Stuart Hall and Saint Ignatius, and subsequently received his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, his M.A. from University College Dublin in Ireland, and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Board of Supervisors, Mayor Farrell was a small business owner in the finance sector.
He resides in the Jordan Park neighborhood with his wife and three children.