sf.citi’s PUBLIC POLICY BRIEFING ON
sf.citi hosted its second Public Policy Briefing at Microsoft’s San Francisco Office yesterday, bringing together city leaders who play a vital role in shaping Mayor Breed’s policy priorities. The panel discussion featured Mayor Breed’s Senior Policy Advisor, Andres Power, and San Francisco’s Chief Economist, Ted Egan, Office of Economic and newly minted Workforce Development Director Sarah Dennis-Phillips, with moderation by Alicia John-Baptist, President and CEO of SPUR. During the engaging and insightful conversation, our esteemed panelists provided valuable insights into the Mayor’s policy platform and priorities, including the potential impact of the Mayor’s Roadmap to Downtown San Francisco’s Future on the city’s budget, highlighted policy initiatives aligned with economic and downtown recovery goals, and identified opportunities for the tech community to become more involved in helping rejuvenate the downtown areas. We extend our deepest appreciation to our panelists for generously sharing their time and expertise with sf.citi members, which we hope empowered and educated all those who attended. We look forward to continued engagement with our panelists and introducing our members to even more elected officials and policymakers during our next public policy briefing.
EMPOWERING TECH & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 22nd, San Francisco’s Budget and Appropriations Committee will convene to discuss crucial tax reforms and policies introduced by Mayor London Breed. These reforms aim to foster business growth and retention downtown, address homelessness through targeted investments, and combat open-air drug markets. We are proud to report that sf.citi has been in discussion with our city’s leaders, who respectfully recognize the importance of involving the tech community in supporting these key initiatives. Now, our city leaders need our collective support to advocate for the passage of these significant policies and funding proposals revitalizing and restoring our city’s financial stability, law enforcement initiatives and partnerships, and public health. Your active participation is vital in shaping the outcome of San Francisco’s implementation of the Mayor’s policy and budget proposals. Express your endorsement by emailing the Board of Supervisors and sharing Mayor Breed’s recent articles on your social media accounts, which detail the priorities for “Delivering Homelessness Funding” and “Delivering a Safe and Just City.” To assist you, we have a pre-written letter ready and will be by your side every step of the way to support your continued civic engagement in San Francisco. Reach out to us at email@example.com for the letter of support template and for more information—and together, we will ensure that our community’s voices are heard loud and clear tomorrow!
BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2023
The highly anticipated Bloomberg Technology Summit, Tech’s Turning Point, is happening tomorrow at SVN West—bringing together industry leaders, visionaries, and influencers to engage in a series of conversations on a diverse range of topics, including cutting-edge technologies like generative AI, the evolving landscape of social media, the rise of autonomous, regulatory changes impacting the tech industry, cryptocurrencies, and the intersection of finance and technology in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. sf.citi has partnered with Bloomberg Technology Summit to share news of this event and offer our members a 30% discount on the registration fee. Additionally, our members receive complimentary virtual registration, allowing you to participate in this incredible event from the comfort of your own home or office. If you’re interested in attending and exploring these thought-provoking topics, please reach out to us for further details on how to register.
SF NEWS & UPDATES
- AI is coming for jobs, but it might be San Francisco’s best hope (Washington Post)
- Detailed charts show Mayor Breed’s biggest proposed changes to S.F.’s $14.6B budget (SF Chronicle)
- They Fled San Francisco. The A.I. Boom Pulled Them Back. (New York Times)
- Deloitte, Salesforce, World Economic Forum team up to spur ideas for revitalizing downtown San Francisco (San Francisco Business Times)
- SF commissions OK APE’s plans for Castro Theatre (Bay Area Reporter)