San Francisco might be one of the innovation capitals of the world, but the city’s not without problems. Issues like catching a cab, sidewalk dumping and lack of Wi-Fi availability are some of the concerns that the city’s tech leaders want to take a stand against.
San Francisco technology leaders Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Hosain Rahman and Brian Chesky discuss IT solutions to common problems in a new promotional video. “It would be awesome if we used technology to fix some of the problems that San Franciscans see every single day,” Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder, says in the video.
The video was created by the local tech advocacy group San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, which has more than 320 member companies and organizations.
The video ends by calling on viewers to vote "yes" on Proposition E on Nov. 8, a measure that calls for an overhaul of the city's business tax. Most businesses support the proposition because they say a lift on the tax will promote new hires.
The video’s release is timely — Mayor Edwin Lee declared October Innovation Month, seeking to highlight the tech industry's potential to drive positive change in government and the community.