SAN FRANCISCO WELCOMES A NEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY
The speculation as to who would replace recalled District Attorney (DA) Chesa Boudin is finally over as Mayor Breed appointed Brooke Jenkins to become the next San Francisco District Attorney. Jenkins previously worked as a prosecutor in DA Boudin’s office but joined 58 other attorneys in leaving the office after Boudin took over due to its management and ideologically driven decisions. Her top priorities as the City’s DA include handling hate crimes, ending open-air drug markets, and “no longer being indifferent” to property crimes. Despite her ambitious goals, Jenkins must move fast to prove herself to voters as she faces an immediate election in November.
SUPERVISOR STEFANI EMPHASIZES PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
sf.citi continued our 2022 Lunch and Learn discussion series with District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani. We were joined by sf.citi members Airbnb, AT&T, Microsoft, Okta, Twitter, Zoox, and more.
In her conversation with sf.citi members, Supervisor Stefani focused on the current state of San Francisco and the alarming public safety trends. From omnipresent property crimes to increasing pedestrian and auto deaths, the City does not feel safe for many residents. While the new District Attorney might address some of these public safety concerns, the Supervisor has centered her legislative attention on fixing the police staffing shortage, improving the pre-trial diversion process, and providing more services to victims.
MAYOR BREED OUTLINES A PLAN FOR SAN FRANCISCO’S DOWNTOWN
Mayor London Breed proposed the Economic Core Recovery Initiative to counteract downtown San Francisco’s slow recovery in regaining its pre-pandemic form. As the top job generator for the City before the pandemic and a significant source of tax revenue that funds vital city programs and services, the health of the entire city relies on a thriving economic core. Through this initiative, the Mayor hopes to speed up the recovery process by funding programs that attract new business and industries to San Francisco, drive people back to the core faster, and make the City more resilient to economic shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.
DID YOU KNOW?
San Francisco’s office market received some welcomed news as Google Cloud made the biggest new lease or subleases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Google’s cloud computing division agreed to a 300,000 square feet sublease at 510 Townsend—the former home of Stripe. Read more about the deal here.