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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
Learn how tech, government, and community leaders are working together to address the issues of the digital divide in San Francisco at Bridging the Divide: The Road to a Digital-First City on July 20. In this timely and important conversation, we’ll discuss innovative solutions to advance digital equity and explore how our reliance on tech will change in an increasingly remote future. Register today!
- 63 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 50.7 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 82 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Salesforce became the first software company to create a Sustainability Bond, totaling $1 billion, to support investments in innovative projects that address global climate, equality, and other social challenges.
Google unveiled the Find Food Support site, a tool aimed at tackling food insecurity and providing a SNAP benefits search tool.
Zoox released its latest safety report, introducing more than 100 safety innovations to the design of their self-driving vehicles to prevent crashes.
In an effort to address burnout, Okta’s CEO made it a point that employees take time off by asking them to email him with their upcoming vacation plans.
Spotlight Impact Story
As a part of Facebook’s community vaccine efforts, the company partnered with local nonprofits to send a vaccination truck into underserved communities throughout the Bay Area. People will be able to receive a vaccine dose along with a weekend’s worth of meals and a week of groceries. Facebook plans to expand the program throughout California and into other cities where it has an office, including Seattle, New York, Austin, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco’s new budget will include a one-time $15 million investment to address student learning loss and education recovery for the City’s children and youth.
- Mayor Breed announced the City’s new HIV/AIDS Housing Five-Year Plan to increase housing subsidies and create additional affordable housing units for people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Mayor Breed and Budget Chair Haney came to an agreement and finalized the City’s two-year budget.
- Mayor Breed proposed legislation to make the Just Add Music (JAM) Permit program permanent, which would allow businesses to sustain their outdoor entertainment beyond the pandemic.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- To promote the executive and judicial branches’ shared goal of a more diverse and inclusive judiciary, Governor Newsom launched the California Judicial Mentor Program.
- California secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Lava Fire in Siskiyou County.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to extend the state’s eviction moratorium through September 30 and clear rent debt for low-income Californians that have suffered economic hardship due to the pandemic.
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