Ed Lee appoints new supervisor to North Beach neighborhood

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
Julie Christensen

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- One of San Francisco's oldest neighborhoods is about to get a new supervisor.

Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Ed Lee introduced his appointment for the North Beach/Chinatown area. Longtime activist Julie Christensen will replace David Chiu, who was elected to the state assembly.

Christensen has been active in North Beach. She helped get a new library built.

She is considered pro-business, but said Wednesday her priority will be transit and housing.

"We supply a lot of jobs in this neighborhood, especially medium and lower skill levels. And we want to make sure people can get to work," she said.

Christensen will be sworn-in Thursday, just in time to take part in a crucial vote to elect a new board of Supervisors president.