The Grow SF Report, Vol. 9
What You Need To Know
The latest updates on SF government progress, policies, and priorities:
Is SF More Conservative than Moscow?
San Francisco claims to be a progressive city, but how can you call yourself “progressive” if you’re resistant to all change? A truly progressive city is changing and adapting for the future. More from Heather Knight here.
SFUSD Bringing Seniors Back to Qualify for Funding
High school students in San Francisco are going back to the classroom! Just kidding. SFUSD isn’t bringing high schoolers back for education, but for one to three days of socialization. Why? To qualify for $12M in state funding. It would be great if our school district focused on our kids rather than on gaming the system. More here.
Update: SF COVID-19 Vaccinations
San Francisco continues to quickly distribute the vaccine. Here’s the latest:
Vaccination Rate: 75% of SF residents over 16 have received at least 1 dose. 58% have been fully vaccinated.
Eligibility: All SF residents 16 or older are now eligible to be vaccinated! Vaccinations should be available to those 12 and up soon.
Vaccine Sites: Find a vaccine site near you. Some allow drop-ins, while others are appointment only.
Your Action Plan
Now that you know what’s happening, help us shape what happens next:
Grow SF, together with Streets for People, is fighting to make outdoor dining (the Shared Spaces program) permanent.
Making the program permanent will help our restaurants and bars get back on their feet, create thousands of jobs, and generate tax revenue for the city. Outdoor dining will also attract tourists who will support all businesses in the city.
Rally to keep the Great Walkway Car-Free
Our car free streets have been an incredible space for people to walk, bike, and play. Let’s not go back. This Sunday join Kid Safe SF and the Great Highway Park Initiative for a rally. There will be fun activities and giveaways.
Date: Sunday, May 16
Place: Starts at Judah and Great Walkway
Click here for more info.
Yes, there is good stuff on Twitter. Here’s some of it:
Mark Pincus and SF Supervisor Matt Haney got into a Twitter skirmish over a data point about the so-called “tech exodus.” In February, the SF Chronicle published an analysis of change-of-address data during the pandemic. It found most people who left SF during the pandemic relocated somewhere else in the Bay Area (full story here).
Only in San Francisco does your local ISP get into politics and chime in on the debate about reopening schools: