One Year Later, MEA Members Remain Resilient in the Face of COVID-19
By Carol Karimi
On March 9, 2020, Mayor London Breed and other California leaders were summoned to Sacramento to meet with Governor Gavin Newsom. COVID-19 was emerging as a serious health crisis. On March 16, the City of San Francisco announced its first two COVID-19 cases and issued a shelter-in-place order.
Mayor Breed took decisive action to contain the spread of the disease early. Municipal Executive Association (MEA) managers mobilized quickly to respond to Mayor Breed's call to action and meet the pandemic head-on. Of nearly 32,000 City employees, only 1,400 are MEA managers.