HOW THE TECH INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR SAN FRANCISCO ELECTIONS
With the June 7 election quickly approaching, get prepared to vote on all eight ballot measures by reviewing the June 2022 Voter Guide. This tech industry staple offers a comprehensive overview of all eight ballot measures, including recommendations that reflect the interest of our members and what we believe best contributes to ensuring the continued success of the San Francisco tech and business community. Whether you work for an sf.citi member company or not, we hope you find our recommendations helpful as you navigate San Francisco’s June 2022 election.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOUDIN HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY
sf.citi continued our 2022 Lunch and Learn discussion series with San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. We were joined by sf.citi members Intuit, Meta, Okta, Twitter, Zoox, and more.
In his conversation with sf.citi members, District Attorney (DA) Boudin provided us with an overview of the current state of public safety in San Francisco and how it compares to other large U.S. cities. San Francisco made some noticeable improvements during the COVID-19 pandemic, but overall, it needed to make more adjustments to hold people accountable and prevent future crime. DA Boudin wants to accomplish this by addressing the root causes of crime, finding better ways to support crime victims, and determining more effective ways to work with other agencies in both public and private industries.
MATT DORSEY BECOMES THE NEXT DISTRICT 6 SUPERVISOR
After much speculation and anticipation, Mayor Breed officially appointed Matt Dorsey to fill the seat vacated by Matt Haney who joined the Assembly. Matt Dorsey has been part of the San Francisco political scene for decades, serving as a San Francisco Democratic Party board member, press secretary for former City Attorney Dennis Herrera, and, most recently, Head of Strategic Communications for the San Francisco Police Department. Appointing Dorsey gives the Mayor another ally and adds a moderate voice to a progressive-heavy board. But Dorsey will have to quickly prove himself to voters as Matt Haney’s former legislative aide, Honey Mahogany, prepares to launch a serious challenge in November.
DID YOU KNOW?
For the first time in 13 years, California will create its first new state park at Dos Rios Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley near Modesto. The 2,100 acres of a restored floodplain will address inequities in access to state parks and recreation for the residents living in what the state calls “a park-poor region.” Learn more about California’s 280th state park here.