San Francisco Mayoral Race Takes Shape
On June 5th 2018, San Franciscans will elect their next mayor. The candidate elected in June will finish the rest of late Mayor Ed Lee’s term, and will be up for re-election in November 2019. Leading candidates include Acting Mayor London Breed, former State Senator Mark Leno, former President of the Board of Supervisors Angela Alioto, and District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim. sf.citi will follow this race closely, so be sure to stay tuned for updates throughout the months leading up to the election.
Net Neutrality Update
You probably heard the news that the FCC moved to dismantle federal net neutrality regulations last month. But this fight is far from over. Last week, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon and State Senator Scott Wiener introduced two separate pieces of legislation, SB 460 and SB 822, to preserve net neutrality in California. As California goes, so goes the nation. One week later, Senate Democrats in Washington, D.C., led by Edward J. Markey (D – Mass.), have looked to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overrule the FCC’s December ruling to repeal Net Neutrality. Senate Democrats gathered 40 co-sponsors for a congressional measure, including one Republican, which surpassed the 30 vote threshold allowing them to call a vote under the CRA. There is no current date set for the vote, with some speculation by policy analysts that it could take place over the summer. Even if the proposed resolution passes, it must go through the House and eventually be signed by President Trump. Stay tuned for more updates from sf.citi.
Welcome New sf.citi Member Cruise Automation
sf.citi is excited to announce the addition of our newest member, Cruise Automation. Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, develops driverless vehicles with the mission to make transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient. Last year, General Motors invested $14 million into Cruise’s SoMa headquarters, which will add more than 1,100 jobs over the next five years. Cruise’s fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EVs can be seen on San Francisco’s streets testing new autonomous technology. We look forward to helping Cruise become more involved with the San Francisco community. Welcome to the sf.citi family, Cruise!
Learn more about Cruise Automation and the driverless revolution at getcruise.com.