Web Exclusive: SF mayoral candidate Emil Lawrence

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The 16 candidates running for mayor of San Francisco have different perspectives on the city – many of which are informed by their experience in government. But one perspective that only one candidate has comes directly from the streets.

Emil Lawrence is a San Francisco taxi driver, whose claim to fame is a widely-read newspaper column, “Night Cabbie” that ran from 1996 to 2004. Lawrence’s priorities for San Francisco include trimming white-collar jobs in city government, dismantling and reorganizing Muni, and developing a waste-to-fuel industry. In this extended interview, Lawrence elaborates on his platform, and why he thinks he should be mayor.

This is the twelfth of KALW News’ San Francisco mayoral candidate interviews. Find all of the candidate Q&As here.