MALIGNED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS OFFICIALLY HEADED FOR A RECALL
For the first time in nearly 40 years, San Francisco voters will participate in a recall election on February 15 to decide the fate of three sitting members of the Board of Education, President Gabriela Lopez, Vice President Faauuga Moliga, and commissioner Alison Collins. The recall election comes at a crucial time for the district as it faces a $116 million shortfall next year and will need to replace retiring Superintendent Matthews. If any of the board members are recalled, Mayor Breed would appoint the interim replacements.
DIRECTOR KATE SOFIS DISCUSSES SAN FRANCISCO’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
sf.citi continued our 2021 Lunch and Learn discussion series with San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Director Kate Sofis. We were joined by sf.citi members AT&T, Comcast, Cruise, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Waymo, and more.
Director Sofis focused her discussion with sf.citi on the state of San Francisco’s recovery. She described how remote work has been a blessing but also a challenge to restarting the downtown, stating that “we can’t have vibrant neighborhoods and a desolate downtown.” For a city that relies as heavily on tourism and business-driven neighborhoods, it has become a top priority for the City to entice people—whether they are San Francisco residents or tourists—back into the San Francisco downtown core. Because without a bustling downtown, the long-term health of San Francisco could be in jeopardy.
JOIN EAT, DRINK, AND ENJOY THE CITY DURING SAN FRANCISCO’S RESTAURANT WEEK
Back for a second time this year to give a much-needed economic boost to local restaurants, Eat Drink SF and San Francisco Restaurant Week are going on until October 24. The two food events feature ticketed experiences and special prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner, for anywhere from $10 to $65. With more than 160 restaurants participating throughout the entire City, there’s a restaurant for everyone.
DID YOU KNOW?
After last year’s hiatus, Outside Lands will return to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for Halloween weekend. The three-day music festival is expected to bring in nearly 75,000 attendees each day, making it one of the largest events to be held in the City since the pandemic. Discover everything you need to know about the festival’s return, including its effect on traffic and the post-festival concert lineup here.
sf.citi MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
- Cruise plans to have ‘tens of thousands’ of Origin AVs on roads in coming years (TechCrunch)
- Comcast bolstered its footing in streaming by launching XClass TV, its first TV sets in the U.S. (Reuters)
- Instacart acquired Caper AI, a smart cart and instant checkout startup, for $350 million (TechCrunch)