Two weeks ago, sf.citi published our first white paper, Taxing Innovation: The Challenge of Regulating Job Automation. As part of the paper’s release, we hosted our inaugural Big Idea Policy Breakfast at Postmates HQ. Leaders from City government, tech, and local nonprofits came out to hear a thought provoking conversation on the future of work with our distinguished panelists, Abby Snay of Jewish Vocational Service, Laurel Arvanitidis of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Roy Bahat of Bloomberg Beta, and Vikrum Aiyer of Postmates.
To read sf.citi’s white paper, click here.
The most recent sf.citi Lunch and Learn at Airbnb HQ sparked yet another stimulating conversation. Assemblymember Chiu engaged in a highly productive discussion with representatives from sf.citi member companies on Sacramento’s current policy endeavors and gave insight on plans for the most pressing issues facing San Francisco and the entire state of California. Amongst the many issues discussed, Assemblymember Chiu emphasized his efforts towards the streamlining policies passed in the recent California Housing Package in order to accommodate our state’s rapid growth.
Celebrating Our Members with Mayor Lee
Last week, sf.citi members celebrated with Mayor Edwin M. Lee at our Annual Member Mayoral Reception. We thank the Mayor for being a huge supporter of the tech community and the work we do at sf.citi. We look forward to continue working together to tackle some of the most urgent issues facing San Francisco. Mayor Lee said it best: “tech is the backbone of this city, now and into the future.”
Over the past few months sf.citi has been actively pushing against the proposed legislation to ban sidewalk delivery robots. The bill, Prohibiting Autonomous Delivery Devices on Sidewalks and Right-of-Ways, recently went before the full Board of Supervisors, where it was amended and sent back to committee. We will continue to monitor this issue and update our members on our efforts to allow innovation to flourish in San Francisco. To read further on this piece of legislation, click here.
Come out to AT&T Park on November 9th for Band Together – a one-night benefit concert bringing together Metallica, Dave Matthews, G-Eazy, and more to support our neighbors impacted by the North Bay fires. With few tickets remaining, buy your tickets now at Band Together Bay Area. If you or your company would like to make direction donation to fire relief, please click here.