Leveraging the collective power of the tech sector as a force for civic action in San Francisco.
San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) is a 501(c)6 organization created to leverage the power of the technology community around civic action in San Francisco. sf.citi supports innovative policies and works collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and consolidate a voice in promotion of tech sector interests and growth. Become a member today!
sf.citi Stands In Support of Ellis Act Reform to Protect Long-Term San Francisco Tenants
On Monday, sf.citi chairman Ron Conway stood with Mayor Ed Lee, State Senator Mark Leno and other local officials, tenant advocates, labor groups and business to announce support for new legislation to reform Ellis Act law in protection of tenants rights in San Francisco. Senate Bill 1439 amends the state Ellis Act to authorize the City & County to prohibit property owners from invoking the Act to evict tenants for five years after property acquisition, and ensure landlords can only enact Ellis Act rights once. We applaud the leadership of Mayor Lee and Senator Leno in working to close this loophole that enabled the buying of rent-controlled buildings in San Francisco for immediate eviction, protecting long-term City tenants. sf.citi will actively support this reform effort as legislation moves through the process. Read more in BeyondChron: SF's Tech Industry Joins Campaign for Ellis Act Reform.
sf.citi member companies created 4,700 new jobs in 2012 and will create many more in 2013 by partnering member companies with local schools and nonprofit organizations to establish a job creation pipeline to empower San Franciscans with the tools they need to compete for tech sector jobs.
Piloting creative ways to innovate our local transportation system from real time fleet communication for SFMTA to integrated Waterfront transportation providing visitors, merchants and community with a seamless experience that decreases traffic congestion.
In 2012, sf.citi built a broad coalition and on behalf of the technology industry to successfully pass Proposition E, a business payroll tax reform measure that encourages startup and small business growth.
sf.citi is proud to announce our new partnership with Project Homeless Connect. Click here to find out how you and your company can get involved and help people experiencing homelessness access vital services.
Future Grads, a program launched in 2012 by sf.citi and the SF Police Foundation is dedicated to helping SF high school students graduate and prepare for future careers. Last year, sf.citi placed 20 students in paid summer internships with 12 sf.citi member companies.
Tickets are now on sale! The daylong event on March 10, 2014, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco will convene an international crowd of some of the world's most forward-thinking design professionals. Speakers include: Gadi Amit (NewDealDesign), Neville Brody (Research Studios), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Florentijn Hofman (Artist), Jim Newton (TechShop), and many more. Last year's inaugural conference was sold out in advance, so buy your tickets now.