BRINGING TOGETHER PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS AND THE TECH COMMUNITY
This month, we brought sf.citi members together for our inaugural public policy briefing, which featured an in-depth panel discussion with our city’s top public safety officials, including District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, SFPD Chief Bill Scott, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, and David Mauroff of SF Pretrial. The sf.citi Public Safety Policy Briefing offered a platform for our members to meet and interact with San Francisco’s elected public safety officials, who were transparent and informative with their thoughts on crime trends, law enforcement strategies, and the role tech companies can play in public safety matters.
sf.citi has since heard from our members and panelists how informative and enlightening their experience at the event was, which we take immense pride in hearing. Our organization wants to thank all those who attended, our esteemed panelists, and the outstanding members at LinkedIn for hosting the event at their San Francisco office. Stay tuned for updates on our next quarterly public policy briefing and other opportunities to build new and fruitful relationships between the tech community and San Francisco policymakers.
TRUST YOUTH INITIATIVE LAUNCHES IN SAN FRANCISCO
The Trust Youth Initiative (TYI), a national movement to end youth homelessness through direct cash assistance, was launched this month in San Francisco. Thanks in part to the generosity of sf.citi member, Google.org, which committed $2.5M towards the initiative, 45 transitional-aged youth will begin receiving $1,500 a month for a period of two years. Youth enrolled in the program will also receive supportive services, including case management, workforce development, and educational resources, provided by sf.citi One City Forum member, Larkin Street Youth Services. We at sf.citi commend those who helped fund the Trust Youth Initiative, Google.org, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and are proud to support Larkin Street Youth Services’ mission to end youth homelessness in our community.
SILICON VALLEY BANK
We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the unfortunate collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) earlier this month and the severe impact on our industry and the Bay Area. We want to thank the FDIC for taking swift action to ensure all depositors are made financially whole and First Citizens Bancshares for taking ownership of the financial institution to help remedy this banking crisis. Nonetheless, sf.citi will continue to recognize the gravity of the situation and encourage our members and the broader tech community to stay resilient and support each other as we overcome this challenging moment.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time if we can support your policy goals or objectives.
– Rebecca, Kate, and the Ground Floor team
SF NEWS & UPDATES
- Inside the Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (NYT)
- Here’s how many tech jobs S.F. and Silicon Valley lost in the last two months (SF Chronicle)
- Viewpoint: Make downtown San Francisco an official innovation hub. Here’s how it would work. (SF Business Times)
- Massive SF police overtime, public safety package approved (SF Examiner)
- Will San Francisco’s downtown shake off the pandemic blues? (CBS)