THE ROAD TO A DIGITAL-FIRST SAN FRANCISCO
On July 20, hear from a cross-sector group of San Francisco leaders virtually discuss how they’re working to bridge the growing digital divide. From unreliable connectivity across the City to the lack of access to digital tools, services, and skills, the pandemic highlighted and completely exacerbated the already persistent issues of the digital divide. Now as the City enters this crucial period of recovery, our panel of industry experts will explore the initiatives and solutions to advance digital equity and secure a future where all San Francisco residents can participate in today’s digital world. Register below!
TECH’S RETURN TO WORK POLICIES BECOME MORE DEFINED
The return to the office has been fraught with roadblocks, including but not limited to expensive office reconfigurations, disjointed vaccination requirements, and entrenched remote work routines. But as companies work to meet these changing post-pandemic requirements, companies like sf.citi members Google and Uber have had to update their original return to work policies—again. Now the question becomes, will more tech companies join them in adjusting their return to work policy? Check out our page below to see where the most prominent San Francisco Bay Area tech companies currently stand.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY IN SAN FRANCISCO
Happy 245th birthday to the USA, marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. If you haven’t already hit the road for a music festival or camping trip there are plenty of ways to celebrate our national holiday this weekend right here at home. With some COVID restrictions loosened this year, there are pub crawls, parades, and concerts. Weather permitting, you could also enjoy the big fireworks celebration at pier 39.
DID YOU KNOW?
During the pandemic, San Francisco created Just Add Music (JAM), a temporary program that streamlined the permitting process for small businesses to host live entertainment. Now with pending approval, JAM will become a permanent program and provide 200+ permitted venues, bars, restaurants, and other businesses the opportunity to sustain their outdoor entertainment and amplified sound activities beyond the pandemic. Learn more here.