SAN FRANCISCO’S PATH TO BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Next week, join sf.citi for our upcoming virtual event, Bridging the Divide: The Road to a Digital-First SF. In this timely discussion, we’ll explore how the pandemic amplified the issues of the digital divide and why it’s more important than ever that the City invests in its digital infrastructure. Our panel of industry experts will highlight the innovative solutions being implemented to ensure that San Francisco and its residents can succeed in today’s digital landscape. Register below!
DEEP DIVE INTO SEPTEMBER’S ELECTION RECALL
On September 14, California residents will participate in the second recall election of a governor in the state’s history. The $276 million election—paid for by taxpayers—will see 57 candidates challenge Governor Gavin Newsom for his seat. To help break down this complex and expensive situation, sf.citi explores how we got to this point and what the recall process will look like. Learn more about the September recall in our election digest below.
COMMISSIONER JENNY LAM ON REOPENING SAN FRANCISCO’S SCHOOLS
sf.citi continued our 2021 Lunch and Learn discussion series with Board of Education Commissioner Jenny Lam. We were joined by sf.citi members Airbnb, AT&T, LinkedIn, Lyft, Waymo, Verizon, Zoox, and more.
In our conversation, Commissioner Lam detailed the craziness of the last 15 months for the San Francisco school district and how difficult it was to move to distance learning. This made her announcement that students K-12 will head back to the classroom this August all the more special. But with this news, Lam noted that they still have a lot of work to do in front of them, especially around learning loss. As a starting point on this front, the school district is partnering with community-based organizations and local universities to provide students with a “high-dose” tutoring program and finding innovative ways to incorporate more tech into the classroom and curriculum.
DID YOU KNOW?
For the first time, there are more remote high-paying job openings ($100,000+) than any one actual city, including former number one San Francisco. This represents a remarkable change in the willingness to hire remote workers as only two years ago, remote work would not have made the top 50 list. Learn more about the rise of remote work here.