July 24th, 2014 District 6 Neighborhood Business Summit


On 7/24 Thursday evening, OfficeLeaseCenter.com attended San Francisco Chamber of Commerce event “District 6 Neighborhood Business Summit”, which took place at WeWork’s San Francisco coworking office space on Taylor Street in District 6 of San Francisco County.

The “District 6 Neighborhood Business Summit” hosted more than 50 business professionals and small business owners to join the Chamber of Commerce to welcome keynote speaker Jane Kim, supervisor of San Francisco District 6, one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in San Francisco, encompassing the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mid-Market/Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay, Rincon Hill and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island neighborhoods.

Jane Kim served San Francisco’s Land Use Committee, which makes recommendations on small to large land use development projects, area plans and reforms to the city’s Planning Code.

During her speech, Jane addressed that District 6 is currently seeing another jump in development growth - the Planning Department stated that roughly 80% of the growth is happening in 20% of the City, and most of this development is occurring in District 6.

Jane’s work as a supervisor is to ensure San Francisco’s growth is occurring thoughtfully, that means the city is building the infrastructure needed to accommodate this growth while also developing complete neighborhoods with pedestrian safety improvements, affordable housing opportunities and increased transit service.

At the event, Jane delivered a teaser on Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s upcoming announcements to the November 2014 ballot, which includes:

1.     An unanimous approval to send a consensus measure to raise the City’s minimum wage to approximately $11.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

2.     A final approval to send the consensus housing policy measure to address the City’s housing crisis, with a commitment to build and rehabilitate 30,000 new housing units by 2020. The mayor office is taking steps to commit the housing plan as City policy and, with the endorsement of the people of San Francisco this November, ensure the city develops a real funding plan to achieve it.

3.     A $500 million general obligation bond for transportation infrastructure for the November 2014 ballot that would significantly improve San Francisco’s transportation network without raising property tax rates.

The event ends by a brief Q&A session as well as a mix and mingle with different small business demo tables.

About San Francisco Chamber of Commerce:

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is San Francisco’s largest and most vibrant business network. The Chamber is a private, nonprofit 501(c)6 membership organization led by an active Board of Directors. The Chamber also works to create a better San Francisco through their foundation, which includes: the San Francisco Center for Economic Development; ChinaSF; Leadership San Francisco; and Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy.

The Chamber partners with more than 1,500 member business organizations and their 200,000 employees to support local business, promote commerce and cultivate a vibrant economy. Chamber partners include businesses of every size, industry and neighborhood across the city and region. They are proud to serve their partners – the most successful and committed businesses and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.