THE RACE TO BECOME SF’S NEXT DISTRICT 7 SUPERVISOR
On September 9, sf.citi is hosting another exciting San Francisco Supervisor debate with the candidates running to represent District 7. Make sure to register for our San Francisco Forward: District 7 Debate if you haven’t done so already!
Who will succeed District 7 Supervisor and Board President Norman Yee? On September 9, we’ll hear from the leading District 7 Supervisor candidates in our second San Francisco debate of 2020. Like District 1 (see highlights from that debate below), the race to represent District 7 in is one of San Francisco’s most competitive races of the November 2020 election. It’s a packed field with candidates that span City Hall veterans, journalists, attorneys, and everything in between. Join us on September 9 to hear District 7 Supervisor candidates Ben Matranga, Emily Murase, Joel Engardio, Myrna Melgar, and Vilaska Nguyen discuss their vision for the future of San Francisco.
District 7 includes West Portal, Twin Peaks, Park Merced, and San Francisco State University. Not sure if you’re a District 7 resident? Find out here. And make sure to register for our District 7 Supervisor debate below!
HOW DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES COMPARE ON TAXES, TECH, & HOMELESSNESS
sf.citi recently hosted a lively debate between five of San Francisco’s leading District 1 Supervisor candidates. Find out how they stack up against one another on key issues like business taxes, the tech exodus, and homelessness in our debate recap.
On August 20, District 1 Supervisor candidates Andrew Majalya, Connie Chan, David Lee, Marjan Philhour, and Veronica Shinzato discussed their policy priorities and answered your questions at our District 1 Supervisor Debate. We tackled the tough questions, asking about the businesses taxes heading to San Francisco’s November 2020 ballot, plans to remedy homelessness, the tech exodus, transportation, and so much more.
While most San Francisco Supervisor candidates share an affiliation with the Democratic party, they differ significantly on the specifics of San Francisco politics. Our debate revealed these nuances as the candidates described what they would do during their first week in office. Relocating unhoused residents into hotels, establishing a supervisorial office in the Richmond, and working to close San Francisco’s $1.5 billion deficit were among the answers we heard. Find more highlights and full coverage of our District 1 debate in our recap below.
TECH’S WORK FROM HOME POLICIES TO DATE
More than six months into the pandemic, we thought we’d catch you up on the work-from-home policies of San Francisco’s major tech companies.
In recent weeks, several San Francisco-based tech companies have joined the ranks of Google, Twitter, and Slack in formally extending their COVID-19-inspired remote work policies—sometimes indefinitely. Employees at Airbnb have the option to work from home through August 2021. Okta, meanwhile, announced that the overwhelming majority of its employees will have the option to work remotely forever. That’s not to mention the permanent work-from-home policies made by Bay Area companies who are not sf.citi members, including Coinbase, Square, Upwork, and Zillow.
There’s a lot of speculation about whether remote work will endure after the pandemic. At sf.citi, we’re not one for betting, but early indications certainly suggest tech companies are leaning into remote work for the long haul. Below, we’ve listed work-from-home policies of several companies with a large presence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Permanent remote work: Coinbase, Okta, Twitter, Slack, Square, Upwork, Zillow
- Semi-permanent remote work:Facebook
- Remote work until at least June 2021: Airbnb, Google, Salesforce, Uber
Now that we’re six months into WFH, what’s your plan?
CONNECTING FEMALE FOUNDERS IN THE UK AND SILICON VALLEY
Earlier this week, sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic briefed 15 female founders from the United Kingdom on San Francisco’s tech ecosystem as part of SVC2UK’s “Female Founder Virtual Mission to Silicon Valley.”
SVC2UK is on a mission to fuel the global growth of tech entrepreneurial ecosystems. As part of their work, SVC2UK (virtually) connected a cohort of 15 female founders in the UK with tech and business leaders in Silicon Valley, including sf.citi’s very own Jennifer Stojkovic. Speaking to the CEOs of UK-based companies like Aparito, FroHub, and Zamna, Stojkovic described the current tech landscape and opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
DID YOU KNOW?
The average San Francisco City worker receives an annual compensation package of more than $130,000. A recent report by Forbes pulls data on how much government workers in San Francisco are compensated. Suffice it to say that the numbers might surprise you. You can read more on that here.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election (TechCrunch)
- Uber creates policies to protect parents, caregivers stuck at home during COVID-19 (CNET)
- Pinterest lease break is ‘wake-up call’ for S.F., experts say (San Francisco Business Times)