THE ONE CITY FORUM RELEASES ITS INAUGURAL MANDATE
The One City Forum presents its inaugural mandate, a set of guiding principles that establishes a clear scope of what the members and their organizations are trying to achieve. Through partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and thought-provoking events, the One City Forum strives to find innovative, collaborative, and equity-driven solutions to issues facing the City. The first One City Forum mandate focuses on three areas critical to the long-term success of San Francisco and its residents, including developing the workforce of tomorrow, bridging the digital divide, and engaging the San Francisco community.
FAMILIAR FACES IN NEW CITY LEADERSHIP ROLES
In a move that has been called one of the worst kept secrets in San Francisco politics, Mayor Breed tapped Assemblymember David Chiu to replace Dennis Herrera as the next City Attorney. The appointment of Chiu created a coveted opening in Sacramento as Governor Newsom must call for a special election between 126 and 140 days after Chiu officially leaves his Assembly seat. With more announcements guaranteed to roll in, the race already kicked off as two notable San Francisco politicians, Matt Haney, current District 6 Supervisor, and David Campos, current Chief of Staff to District Attorney Boudin and former District 9 Supervisor, announced their candidacies
JOIN SAN FRANCISCO IS STILL THE PREMIER PLACE FOR STARTUPS
Despite the rise of remote work, the high cost of doing business in San Francisco, and other (cheaper) cities siphoning off tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area still reigns supreme in attracting startups according to new research from PitchBook. In fact, venture capital investments in San Francisco remained strong during the pandemic and even set an all-time high this August with investors pulling in $7 billion. The research from Pitchbook explained this trend by focusing on the Bay Area’s unparalleled “network effect” that has pulled entrepreneurs, investors, and tech workers together for decades.
DID YOU KNOW?
Waymo and Cruise both won California permits to let them charge for autonomous vehicle services. But while Cruise was approved to give rides in its fully driverless vehicles without safety drivers, Waymo only is allowed to deploy its autonomous vehicles with a human monitor behind the wheel. In order to give rides to paying passengers in its fully driverless vehicles, Waymo must receive an additional permit from the California Public Utilities Commission. Read more about the latest advancements in autonomous vehicles here.