SAN FRANCISCO POLITICS HEATS UP
Even without an election initially slated for 2021, San Francisco’s political world never has a dull moment. While, of course, most of the public’s attention has been on Governor Newson’s upcoming recall election on September 14, several local politicians also face the possibility of being recalled. District Attorney Boudin staved off the first recall campaign effort against him, but on October 9 will find out if the second recall campaign will have a different fate. Then in the case of three members of the Board of Education, that recall campaign has until September 7 to reach their signature threshold. If either recall qualifies, buckle up because the June 2022 election will be a packed ballot of recalls, special elections, and normally planned races.
SAFELY SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY THIS 9/11 DAY
September 11 will always be a day of remembrance, but over the years it has taken on new meaning as a federally recognized national day of service. The 9/11 Day organization leads a coordinated effort on this front throughout the country and with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 coming up they have made it their mission to transform this year’s anniversary into the largest national day of service in American history. To help them reach their goal of 20 million acts of service, join them in pledging to do at least one good deed on or around 9/11. The 20th anniversary will be a historic moment—not only to honor those we lost—but also to remind Americans of the importance of working together through service, especially during these unprecedented times.
CENSUS DATA GIVES CLUES TO SAN FRANCISCO REDISTRICTING
With the release of the census data, San Francisco will enter the decennial tradition of drawing new boundaries for its 11 Supervisorial districts. This all-important task will fall to the dozen volunteers on the redistricting committee (three each selected by the mayor, supervisors, and election commission) who start this process in the fall and must submit the district boundaries by April 15, 2022. The new boundary lines drawn by this committee could have a substantial effect on the makeup of the Board and overall San Francisco politics. With an uneven population increase of 8.5 percent throughout the City, we could easily see a drastic shift in new Supervisorial districts…and potentially a changing of the guard on the Board of Supervisors.
DID YOU KNOW?
August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a date selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Read how four companies are elevating women leaders in San Francisco’s tech industry here.
sf.citi MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
- Waymo is offering robo taxi rides in San Francisco, if you’re selected for its test program (SF Chronicle)
- Cruise will source solar power for its all-electric fleet of self-driving cars from two Central Valley farms (SF Chronicle)
- Facebook said to consider forming an elections commission (New York Times)