Haute 100 San Francisco Update: Willie Brown

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Willie Brown celebrates the opening of a Bayview community on Today’s Haute 100.

Willie Brown

Category: Thinkers

Company: Willie Brown Jr. Institute on Politics & Public Service

Industry: Politics

What Made Him Haute: He was the first person to grace the cover of Haute Living San Francisco. The New York Times once dubbed Willie Brown—one of the city’s most notable mayors and a member of the state assembly for more than 30 years—one of the country’s most powerful state legislators. No politician dominated California longer or more completely than Willie. No politician was more flamboyant. And if you measure a man by the enormity of his progressive impact on the world, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary men in the City by the Bay.

What Makes Him Haute Now: The former San Francisco mayor made an appearance last Wednesday to help celebrate the upcoming development of the Caroll Station in the Bayview District area. The development of this community was one of the seemingly infinite things on the agenda as soon as he took office, and he proudly states that its completion is due to the quality leadership in the community. “[This] has been a labor of love, and this is our baby,” said supervisor Sophie Maxwell about the project, which is the latest step in the revitalizing the Bayview. The condos, built by Holiday Development, are currently on sale.

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McMenamin, Dan. “Wille Brown, Others, Celebrate Bayview Condo Development.” Bay City News. 27, Oct. 2010