CALIFORNIA’S OPEN — WHAT’S NEXT FOR TECH?
This week, sf.citi’s Jennifer Stojkovic talked with NBC Bay Area about how the City’s reopening will affect companies and their plans to come back to the office. As we’ve been documenting for the past year, the return to work plan for tech companies has continued to shift and now, as the City of San Francisco reopens, we are beginning to see what the future of office life will look like in our city. With so many companies moving to a hybrid model, we’re eager to share how San Francisco can adapt to this new style of work and continue to be the capital of innovation and the tech industry.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR CARMEN CHU ON SAN FRANCISCO’S RECOVERY
sf.citi continued our 2021 Lunch and Learn discussion series with newly appointed City Administrator Carmen Chu. We were joined by sf.citi members Airbnb, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Intuit, Lyft, Microsoft, Pinterest, Twitter, Waymo, Zipcar, and more.
City Administrator Chu told sf.citi members about how her office’s priorities tie into the City’s recovery. She outlined her plan to bring back the $10 billion convention industry by providing $4.5 million in rent subsidies to hold conventions at Moscone. The second piece of the recovery is to make City services more accessible and efficient by retooling the City’s cumbersome procurement process. Lastly, City Administrator Chu wants to focus on building out the City’s tech infrastructure, providing the City with the best technology available, and bridging the digital divide.
HOW TO COMMEMORATE JUNETEENTH IN SAN FRANCISCO
This Saturday is the country’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. Celebrations for Juneteenth, a holiday to commemorate the emancipation of African Americans and the end of slavery in the United States, will be taking place throughout the Bay Area. Whether this is your first Juneteenth celebration or a longstanding tradition, we encourage you to get out this weekend, get involved, and commemorate this historical moment in American history.
DID YOU KNOW?
Last month, sf.citi member Salesforce donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in India. Salesforce employees have also raised nearly $900 thousand in employee-inspired giving. Other large corporations are also banding together to support efforts. Learn why it’s so important here.