SAN FRANCISCO VOTERS FACE A LOADED 2022 ELECTION CYCLE
Next year, San Francisco voters will find themselves immersed in a yearlong election season, from recalls and special elections to the regularly scheduled primary and general elections. San Francisco will go from zero local elections in 2021 to four in 2022! With so many positions on the ballot, next year has turned into a pivotal moment for the City. Learn more about the key races and what they could mean for San Francisco in our election digest below.
ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHIL TING ADDRESSES SAN FRANCISCO’S FUTURE
sf.citi hosted the final discussion of our 2021 Lunch and Learn discussion series with Assemblymember Phil Ting. We were joined by sf.citi members Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Instacart, Intuit, Twitter, Verizon, Waymo, Zoox, and more.
Assemblymember Ting highlighted how San Francisco and other Bay Area cities face a pivotal moment that could decide their future. Too many leaders in the region promote job growth while simultaneously not building enough housing, leading to an unprecedented housing market. He warned that the combination of high housing prices and remote work could lead the Bay Area to an unwanted future if leaders don’t adapt.
MAYOR BREED LAUNCHES HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS DASHBOARDS
To address arguably the most pressing issue facing San Francisco, the City passed a $1 billion expansion of its Homelessness Recovery Plan. The plan will create an additional 10,000 placements and prevent over 7,000 households from entering homelessness over the next two years. But with this unprecedented financial commitment, the City needed to have accountability. That is why they created the Housing Goals Dashboard and the Healthy Streets Dashboard, where the City will provide updates on the progress they’re making to reach their goals.
DID YOU KNOW?
Next week, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a time of togetherness and gratitude. During this time of giving, help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Find out how you can give back to the San Francisco Bay Area community before and on Thanksgiving here.