At an event trumpeting a clean streets program in the Bayview district on Wednesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen voiced a thought about changes in Mayor Ed Lee, changes that have, not surprisingly, surfaced as his run for office in November becomes more and more inevitable.
“I just have to make a comment about Mayor Ed Lee, how he has matured,” Cohen said. “He’s so mayoral now. There was a period of time when he would come and get on the mic, say two or three sentences and now… he took all my talking points, each and every one of them.”
After the laughter died out, she then went on to congratulate Lee for his accomplishments in office for the last seven months – much as outgoing Department of Public Works Director Ed Reiskin had done only minutes before.
When asked how he felt about Cohen’s comments, Lee was complimentary of her as well.
“I enjoy working with Malia,” he said. “We’re both out here getting things done, and we make promises to each other that we will keep.”
Of course, “promises” has been a buzz word around City Hall of late, with other supervisors hoping that Lee will keep one very specific promise.