sf.citi WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS ON OUR BOARD
sf.citi is excited begin the New Year by welcoming five new members on the sf.citi Board of Directors.
The addition of our new sf.citi Board members mirrors the many changes 2019 has already brought to the city’s tech and business landscape, as well as its political leadership. Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors inaugurated five new(ish) members and elected Norman Yee as Board President.
We can also expect 2019 to carry forward many of the regulatory and technological trends started in 2018—think data privacy, autonomous vehicles, and the ever growing gig economy. To help us navigate these changes and challenges, we are lucky to have an all-star lineup of business and community leaders on the sf.citi Board of Directors.
SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ELECTS A NEW PRESIDENT
This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors elected Norman Yee as the new Board President.
In what many deemed an unexpected turn of events, District 7 Supervisor and now Board President Norman Yee came out victorious with a 7-4 vote against District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen—the only other Supervisor nominated—at the Board of Supervisors’ first meeting of 2019. Newly sworn in District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar called for a second vote by acclamation, in which Yee was confirmed Board President with 10 of the 11 Supervisor votes (only Supervisor Ronen dissented).
For the next two years, President Yee will be charged with leading the Board and working with Mayor London Breed to shape the future of our city. For her part, Mayor Breed issued a statement saying, “I look forward to working with President Yee to create more housing for all San Franciscans, help our homeless residents get the care and shelter they need, and keep our streets clean and safe.”
We at sf.citi also look forward to collaborating with President Yee in developing innovative solutions to pressing issues facing San Francisco.
GETTING THE FULL SCOPE OF sf.citi IN 2018
Whether well acquainted with or completely new to sf.citi, the best way to better understand our work is to take a look at our 2018 Annual Report.
With two local elections, 2018 was a big year in tech advocacy for sf.citi. In the June 2018 election, sf.citi took a bold stance by endorsing Proposition D, a 1.7% gross receipts tax increase on commercial rents to address the city’s housing crisis. We also made sure sf.citi members heard from every major mayoral and supervisorial candidate running for office through our Lunch and Learn series.
We helped sf.citi members give back to the next generation of San Franciscans through our adopt-a-school program, Circle the Schools, and our summer internship program, Future Grads. And as a new piece to our social impact programming, we galvanized the tech community in two industry-wide days of action to support the local community.
We continued our quarterly One City Forum event series, as well as led a number of partner events. Over the course of 2018, we hosted six large-scale events, all of which brought tech, political, and community leaders together to discuss everything from pay equity and food innovation to breaking into the tech industry and ending sexual assault.
Think your company could benefit from the many perks offered by sf.citi membership? Become a member today!
ENDING 2018 THE KEVIN DURANT WAY
Alaska Airlines is a longtime partner of sf.citi One City Forum member Larkin Street Youth Services, which focuses on ending youth homelessness by providing counseling and direct services. Both Alaska Airlines and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation delivered gifts to the youth during the 2018 holiday season. Kevin Durant also shared some words of wisdom with SF’s young people in his second annual holiday visit – his message: “You can do anything!”
DID YOU KNOW?
San Francisco Democrats are electing Assembly Delegates to be their representatives to the California State Democratic Party. The winners will help elect California State Democratic Officers, Regional Directors, vote on the party platform, and endorse Democratic candidates. If you live in AD 17 (find out here), vote this Saturday, January 12, at the Women’s Building at 3543 18th Street – doors open at 10 am!
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Nurx, Postmates, Asana get Chronicle, Crunchbase nod for best startups – San Francisco Chronicle
- Priyanka Chopra Is a Tech Investor, Too – The New York Times
- Robot-car deliveries coming soon to SF via Cruise, DoorDash partnership – San Francisco Chronicle