Listen: Gavin Newsom, Leo Macelroy, San Francisco discussed on KCBS Radio Afternoon News
"News time to twenty one as we've been reporting. Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom was sworn in as the state's fortieth governor during an in time ceremony in the state capital. News took the helm with a speech filled with bold pronouncements about California values and the direction he'd visions for the nation's most populous state. He also drew some sharp battle lines with President Trump. We're gonna take a closer look. We're joined live on the KCBS ring central Newsline, my veteran political consultant Leo make outright, Leo. He he didn't mention Trump by name. Did he no he really didn't? But it was pretty obvious. We was talking about the the villain. Does your is hard to figure out these days. Well, let's talk a little bit about what you did hear in the speech today any surprises anything that struck you as out of what you might have expected. No, actually, I it sounded very much like I thought Gavin was going to a lot of promises a lot of vision and a lot of emphasis on a couple of issues that we believed pretty strongly would be his trademarks, including children's programs and education and homelessness issues that he'd seen very strongly in San Francisco, and he's he's ready to address them his challenge, of course, is going to be then getting something accomplished because the governor doesn't do it alone. It's the legislature that has to pass these programs. He praised his predecessor, Jerry Brown. But made it clear he's he's not going to govern. Like, Jerry Brown. No. And I think some of the Jerry Brown. Potential trademark legacies may will disappear under the Newsome agenda. He doesn't seem ready to adopt wholeheartedly the high-speed rail that Jerry saws a as a trademark of is. And we're not hearing anything from him about the delta tunnels days. Those are issues that I think Jerry Brown really saw as marking his administration, and they may go away under the new banner. Leo. There has been endless speculation that together Newsom won't be able to fight off the draw of the presidential race in twenty twenty. He says he's not running any indications one way or the other from what he had to say today regarding that. I know there there aren't and the interesting thing is that you've already got one Californian who is pretty much the same classes as Gavin coming out of San Francisco and moving into state government at the about the same time Coppola Harris is looking pretty seriously the run, I think to Californians from San Francisco both relatively young and relatively new to the national stage would probably do both of them. And I suspect Gavin Newsom knows that. Any other predictions for his term ahead? Yes. He's going to have to get to the point where he communicates with the legislature right now, Gavin Newsom as very much an outsider at the capital. He's been the Lieutenant governor. But he hasn't lived in Sacramento. He doesn't participate very much in legislative affairs, and it's easy to make promises as Jerry Brown found out the first time around when he was governor came in making a lot of promises and the legislators looked at him and said who are you? We've been fighting on those issues for years and even banned him from the legislative chambers for awhile, I doubt, they'll do that together. But the truth is to get these programs done. He's got to get a lot of legislators on his side. He's got overcome issues of geography, he's got a overcome issues of just capital insider. We always take get your take on these issues. Appreciate it again that use veteran political consultant Leo macelroy."