KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM sf.citi’s RETURN TO WORK SURVEY
Ever since the pandemic forced companies to go remote, business leaders and policymakers could only speculate how workers would return to the office, if at all. Now with San Francisco’s reopening in sight, we surveyed the sf.citi community to get a sense of where employers stood on return to work policies. Our survey results reaffirmed the common perception that the office we knew from before the pandemic will never be the same and remote work, whether permanently or a few days a week, will become a staple of businesses everywhere. Check out the full survey results and other key takeaways in our write-up below.
SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, RECALLS, OH MY: HOW DO LOCAL POLITICS WORK?
As San Francisco prepares for another (unexpected) election season this fall, you might be wondering, “how on earth did this all happen?” The SF Politics 101 guide by sf.citi is designed to demystify and explain San Francisco’s local political structure, including elections, laws, and, yes, taxes and regulations. As we ready ourselves for the next election season, now’s the time to get up to speed on how our City’s political structure works — or doesn’t work — for the residents of San Francisco and how you can get more involved.
sf.citi AND MORE BACK MAYOR’S DOWNTOWN REINVIGORATION PLANS
Last week, sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic weighed in on Mayor London Breed’s $9.5 million initiative to attract both visitors and workers to the downtown area. The initiative plans to reinvigorate the downtown by holding art events in plazas and other public spaces and increasing the number of community ambassadors, as California prepares to lift its COVID-19 restrictions on June 15. The initiative comes at a key time, as offices grapple with reopening plans, including many of San Francisco’s biggest tech employers.
DID YOU KNOW?
Longtime San Francisco Chronicle columnist and humorist Herb Caen coined the word “hippie” and once wrote, “A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.”… Known as the “Voice of San Francisco” Herb Caen passed away in 1997—his legacy lives on… Read an archive of Herb Caen’s columns here.