(You know, praying that that percentage doesn’t drop too much further.)
Well, read the news and turn the pages. Here’s an recent ouchy from the HuffPo’s Aaron Sankin:
“Ed Lee Approval Rating Drops: San Francisco Mayor’s Popularity Dips Below 50 Percent.“
Whoops, how could that be?
Now let’s hear from Ron Russell of the Bay Area Observer. Just yesterday he pointed us to a couple things:
1. “Visa moving headquarters from San Francisco to Foster City“
“…marks the departure of one of the best-known companies, with a global brand, from the city where it was born…”
2. “Gap moving workers to Pleasanton“
“Social media companies and other tech companies are competing for space in San Francisco,” said Edward Del Beccaro, managing director with Transwestern Real Estate. “So other companies have to consider whether to renew their leases in San Francisco or look for other locations.”
Oh, and look at who else is leaving town. That’s right it’s the San Francisco 49ers:
Justin Herman Plaza, September 12th, 2012 - enjoy your weekend and then check out Homecoming 2012 this Sunday at 5:20 PM - this is a game you won’t want to miss – Detroit Lions. (I think I prefer the older uniforms, actually. Moving on…)
So, I’m struggling to understand how the City Family’s all-knowing, all-seeing Dear Leader Ed Lee, whose primary qualification for getting appointed appears to have been pleasing Willie Brown whether Willie Brown was doing something good or Willie Brown was doing something bad, is so obviously steering us in the right direction.
Will Twitter (the so-called “Mid-Market phenomenon”) ever employ 6000 souls in San Francisco? Hells no. So why do we base our planning around that prediction?
That’s the kind of thing I think about these days.
All right, enjoy your brekky at the Hilton, everybody, while I wonder who writes stuff like this:
“Cranes are in the air, office and residential towers are rising and San Francisco’s real estate market is red hot!”
“Join us for your tour of San Francisco’s future!”
Ooh, I have one too. It goes like:
“Let’s take the Golden State Warriors away from pathetic Oakland – It’s like stealing candy from a baby!”
Oh, and this:
“Let’s not talk about the failed America’s Cup anymore! At least not today.”
All right, back to “reality.” Here’s the invite. Enjoy:
“San Francisco Structures
This event is sold out.
Building San Francisco: Pipeline to the Future
Cranes are in the air, office and residential towers are rising and San Francisco’s real estate market is red hot!
This annual event takes a sweeping look at developments transforming San Francisco’s landscape, and the vision for the future. Our all-star lineup of real estate and community leaders will share inside information on the pipeline of projects: the Mid-Market phenomenon; sports team-led developments; Moscone Center expansion; key waterfront developments; what’s ahead for Mission Bay, and San Francisco is rapidly becoming the innovation capital of the world. Join us for your tour of San Francisco’s future!
*Mayor Ed Lee, City of San Francisco
*Rick Welts, President & COO, Golden State Warriors
*Carl Shannon, Managing Director, Regional Director – Northern California, Tishman Speyer
*Joe D’Alessandro, President & CEO, San Francisco Travel
Partnering Associations: BOMA San Francisco; SPUR; ULI San Francisco
- Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30am-10:00am
- Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Grand Ballroom B
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102″
[UPDATE: Oblvious, as expected. Who's the cheerleader now?