JOIN ELECTION READY WITH sf.citi’s 2019 VOTER GUIDE
We are just over a month away from San Francisco’s next municipal election, and sf.citi is excited to share our 2019 Voter Guide to help you navigate the November 5, 2019 ballot.
Voter education and engagement are core to sf.citi’s mission. That is why each election cycle, we release a voter guide explaining the ballot measures sure to shape the future of San Francisco. In the November 5th municipal election, San Francisco residents will decide our City’s next district attorney, District 5 Supervisor, and even our Mayor (who is up for re-election). SF voters will also see six local ballot measures, including the largest affordable housing bond in San Francisco history, the controversial Proposition C proposing to authorize the sale of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products, and a tax on Lyft and Uber rides inside the City.
What do these six ballot measures mean for San Francisco? And where does sf.citi stand on each? Find out in our 2019 Voter Guide below. And if you want to learn more about San Francisco elections in general, remember to check out our SF Politics 101 guide.
HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED BURNOUT? COME DISCUSS ON OCTOBER 10
What can you do to prioritize mental health at work and at home? Learn from the experts at sf.citi’s next event on October 10, Burnout: How to Survive (And Thrive) in Today’s Always On Culture.
Hosted at sf.citi member Pinterest on World Mental Health Day, Burnout will explore ways to improve mindfulness, the opportunities and challenges tech presents for managing mental health, and so much more. Dr. Megan Jones, Chief Science Officer for meditation app and resource Headspace, will begin the evening by leading us in a mindfulness activity. She and our other esteemed speakers will then discuss the evolving landscape of mental health, both at home and in the workplace. We’ll hear from Bob Boorstin, Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group and former Director of Public Policy at Google, Kelly Greenwood, Founder and CEO of Mind Share Partners, and Dr. Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. (She is also the creator of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, or the first widely used instrument for measuring burnout.)
Whether you want to learn what mental health resources are available, how your company can become a mindfulness champion, or simply take time for self-reflection, Burnout is the perfect way to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Get your ticket below!
WHAT WE’RE READING: TOOLS AND WEAPONS
In his new book, Brad Smith, President of sf.citi board member Microsoft, takes a frank look at how technology can simultaneously be our most powerful tool and weapon in an increasingly digitized world.
Published in September, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age pulls back the curtain on how one of today’s largest tech companies (and sf.citi members) — Microsoft — has grappled with issues of privacy, cybercrime, and artificial intelligence. Smith dives headfirst into the uniquely modern challenges presented by technology, offering thought-provoking insight for other tech companies, regulators, and society at large. Most importantly, Smith and his co-author Carol Ann Browne challenge tech companies and governments to work together to “protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents.”
Shortly after the book’s debut, sf.citi had the privilege of hearing Smith discuss what inspired Tools and Weapons with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent, Ina Fried. He also provided a fascinating history of the “techlash” phenomenon, which you can learn about in the book. Already considered a New York Times best seller, sf.citi is not alone in thinking Tools and Weapons is an important read for anyone looking to better navigate our digital future. Get a copy of the book here.
DID YOU KNOW?
San Francisco is debuting a new voting system in the November 2019 municipal election. Learn how the City is working to ensure election security, make ballots more intuitive, and increase the number of rankings here
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Uber adds public transit to Bay Area app (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Twitter takes on diversity problem with new engineering apprenticeship program for women and minorities (CNBC)
- Lyft redesigns app to put all mobility options ‘front and center’ (Smart Cities Dive)