Talking to London Breed About Her Plans for San Francisco

London Breed, 43, became mayor-elect of San Francisco this week when her closest opponent, Mark Leno, conceded. We sat down with her Thursday to ask about her plans for the city. The interview has been shortened and lightly edited.

Q: The conditions of San Francisco’s streets were such a big issue in the campaign. Would you call that your first priority?

A: Part of my priority, yes, is to clean up San Francisco. We need to make sure that people don’t feel that it’s O.K. to throw trash or urinate or defecate on the sidewalks. Yes, we have people who are mentally ill and there are people with challenges but we should not accept that kind of behavior from our residents.

Q: What else is on the priority list?