THE CHANGING FACE OF THE SOCIAL IMPACT WORLD
Next week on February 17, join sf.citi for our upcoming virtual event, Lessons from Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World. In this important conversation about the future of social impact work, we’ll hear from social impact leaders at 826 Valencia, Cruise, Okta, and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their organization’s social impact strategy. Together, we’ll look back on how they navigated these challenges and explore how to create, operate, and scale successful social impact programs in an increasingly remote future.
CONTROLLER BEN ROSENFIELD AND CHIEF ECONOMIST TED EGAN HIGHLIGHT THE CITY’S ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STATUS
sf.citi continued our 2022 Lunch and Learn discussion series with San Francisco Controller Ben Rosenfield and Chief Economist Ted Egan. We were joined by sf.citi members Google, Intuit, Salesforce, Twitter, Verizon, Waymo, Zoox, and more.
The City’s economic leaders presented our group with the latest updates to San Francisco’s economy and finances. In their presentation, they revealed that the City is lagging considerably behind other large metro areas in its economic recovery, including with sales tax revenue, office vacancy rates, workforce numbers, population growth, and much more. However, despite the City’s slow economic recovery, the City is experiencing its strongest financial health in decades due to new revenue streams offsetting losses, a significant increase in federal funding, and pension fund improvements.
ELECTION DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER IN SAN FRANCISCO
On Tuesday, February 15, San Francisco voters will participate in the first of four elections slated for 2022. San Francisco residents will decide the fate of the three Board of Education members who have been mired in a slew of controversies, including issues with reopenings schools, renaming schools, changing the merit-based admission process, and much more. San Francisco voters that live in Assembly District 17 will vote in the highly contested race to fill the open Assembly seat vacated by now-City Attorney David Chiu. Then in the final race of this special election, the incumbent Assessor-Recorder, Joaquín Torres, is running unopposed. Follow sf.citi coverage for all election-related insights and updates.
DID YOU KNOW?
In a significant shift in the pandemic, eight of the nine Bay Area counties—except Santa Clara county—will drop their universal mask mandates on February 16. These counties will align with state guidelines next week and will not keep in place local mask mandates that require everyone to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Read more about California’s latest COVID-19 safety guidelines here.
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