SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL IMPACT WORK
At last week’s Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World event, sf.citi heard a panel of social impact leaders discuss the key trends and decisions at the forefront of the changing face of social impact work. The lively conversation sparked a more nuanced dialogue on how the vast changes made to social impact programming during the COVID-19 pandemic will carry on in the ever-evolving hybrid future. While in-person programs will remain the gold standard, it appears that virtual and asynchronous programming is here to stay and will only improve with time.
SAN FRANCISCO VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY PASS THE CITY’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL RECALL
San Francisco voters had never successfully recalled an elected official in the City’s history, but that changed last week when voters ousted Board of Education members Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins, and Faauuga Moliga in a landslide decision. Within the next few weeks, Mayor Breed will appoint replacements to finish out the commissioners’ terms, which end in early January 2023. Then in the other competitive race from last week’s election, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney and former Supervisor David Campos placed in the top two and will head to a special election on April 19 to fill the vacant District 17 Assembly seat.
MAYOR BREED ANNOUNCES LATEST EFFORT TO REINVIGORATE DOWNTOWN
San Francisco leaders are expressing an urgency to reignite the City’s economic core as COVID-19 transmissions slow down and COVID-19 restrictions ease throughout the country. To address this, Mayor London Breed announced that her office is crafting a strategy with business associations and other groups to push more downtown office workers to return in March. Even with a plan in place, however, the mayor and the City know they face the difficult challenge of convincing workers who’ve grown accustomed to a remote working environment or employers who’ve already delayed back-to-office plans multiple times due to unpredictable COVID-19 surges to come back to the office.