A day in the life of San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell speaks to union members during a rally outside of City Hall. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On this week’s ELI5, we had the honor of having San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell in-studio to explain to us what a typical day in the life of the mayor is like. As we learned very quickly, there is no typical day for a mayor. From walking the streets with students calling for stricter gun regulations to administrative duties in the office, the mayor’s duties can change not just day-to-day but minute-to-minute.

Listen in below as Mayor Farrell candidly breaks down what it’s like to be mayor and explains why he decided not to run in the upcoming mayoral election in June.

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