SF MARCH 2020 ELECTION RESULTS EXPLAINED
sf.citi breaks down the initial results of the March 2020 Election in San Francisco. While results are still being finalized, our latest sf.citi blog updates you on the status of the five San Francisco ballot measures in the March 2020 Election.
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden may have stolen Super Tuesday headlines, but here at sf.citi, we’re interested in what the California Presidential Primary means for San Francisco. We took a closer look at how San Francisco’s five local ballot measures—including Proposition D and Proposition E—fared among San Francisco voters.
In case you need a refresher, Proposition D, or the Vacancy Tax, proposed a fee on San Francisco landlords whose storefront has been vacant for more than six consecutive months. Requiring a two-thirds supermajority to pass, Prop D hopes to address San Francisco’s epidemic of empty storefronts. In our voter guide, sf.citi recommended voting “Yes” on Prop D.
Proposition E, meanwhile, sought to suspend office development in San Francisco if state-mandated affordable housing goals are not met. sf.citi recommended voting “No” on Prop E because the measure threatens to reduce San Francisco’s affordable housing funds all while stifling local jobs and GDP. Our concerns mirror those of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, which estimated that Prop E would cut $600–900 million in affordable housing fees paid by offices over the next 20 years.
Did Prop D and Prop E pass in San Francisco? Find out in our blog below.
READY. SET. SPEED NETWORK.
What are the secrets to getting a job in tech? Find out on March 18 at sf.citi’s third edition of Breaking Into Tech hosted at LinkedIn.
Organized by sf.citi in partnership with HireClub, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), and LinkedIn Coaches, Breaking Into Tech connects current tech workers with those looking to break into the field. You’ll hear gems of career advice from employees of all levels at San Francisco’s top tech companies, including Airbnb, Cruise, Salesforce, Twitter, and more.
Throughout our evening of structured speed networking, you’ll receive the following:
- Introductions to employees at prominent tech companies in San Francisco
- Networking tips and resume reviews from HireClub’s expert career coaches
- Headshots taken by a professional LinkedIn photographer
Tickets are already going fast for Breaking Into Tech—make sure to get yours below!
sf.citi REPRESENTS SF AT THE NEXUS SUMMIT
Last week, sf.citi Executive Director, Jennifer Stojkovic, represented San Francisco at the 2020 NEXUS USA Summit in Washington, D.C. where she met and heard from innovators across the country.
NEXUS Summits are exclusive gatherings of hundreds of “next-gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social innovators.” From February 26–28, sf.citi’s Jennifer Stojkovic networked with other change makers in our nation’s capital to discuss the most pressing issues of the day, including climate change, the future of work, public-private partnerships, and gender equity. See below for a few key takeaways from the two-day summit.
Building diverse, inclusive representation isn’t just good for business—it’s good policy too! Hearing from Congressman Joaquin Castro, we learned about the importance of creating inclusive representation in Hollywood films and how depictions in entertainment are a significant driver of positive (or negative) public perception of race. The Congressman explained, when Hollywood films choose to depict characters of color in negative roles, rather than as protagonists, it can contribute to the prevalence of hate crimes and terrorist acts. Identifying these connections, the Congressman and his colleagues in the Hispanic Caucus have been working with Hollywood leaders to address this issue and build a more inclusive entertainment industry.
Corporate leadership turns the curve on social change. This past year, the Super Bowl banned the use of single use plastic for the first time in history. Rather than working through the difficult process of state legislature, the SUPR (Single Use Plastic Reduction) coalition has successfully eliminated single use plastic from sports games through team partnerships. By targeting sports teams, they have brought single use plastic reduction to 51 cities in the US.
Empower communities as partners, not recipients. Jason Carter, grandson of President Jimmy Carter and chair of the Carter Center, shared how they have eradicated common diseases across the world through partnership (rather than charity) with local communities. By implementing a model of training experts from within the community, rather than bringing outside experts in, they have created sustainable, lasting change through innovation and education in disease prevention.
VOLUNTEER AT MARCH FOR MEALS
On March 24, Meals on Wheels San Francisco is joining Meals on Wheels programs across the country to celebrate the 18th Annual March for Meals. Come volunteer and join us in delivering 600 disaster kits to low-income seniors in San Francisco.
In our last newsletter, we talked to Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) CEO, Ashley McCumber, about the tremendous impact MOWSF has had on San Francisco’s senior population. We also discussed ways the tech community can continue to support MOWSF’s work. March for Meals is the perfect opportunity! MOWSF relies on volunteers to help deliver disaster kits to homebound seniors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods. Represent your company and make sure no senior is forgotten on March 24th!
DID YOU KNOW?
On theme with Election Day, learn how sf.citi member Lyft is one of 400+ companies working to eliminate barriers to voting through the Time to Vote initiative. Businesses are spearheading all kinds of efforts to increase voter participation and turnout, whether that means giving their employees paid time off to vote or, like Lyft, offering discounted rides to the polls—more on that here.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Coronavirus update: Actions we’re taking to keep employees & guests safe (Alaska Airlines)
- Uber’s redesigned app has an unlikely inspiration: Public transit (Fast Company)
- Can Corporations Stop Climate Change? (The New York Times)