Improving the economy may not earn any politician a trophy, but Mayor Ed Lee, standing on a stage in front of the San Francisco Giants' two World Series awards Wednesday, said it does take teamwork.
Lee, speaking at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's annual CityBeat breakfast, told the crowd that the poll numbers unveiled by the business group Wednesday bear out the results of the hard work that The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years. He also said collaboration between city leaders is important.
Lee's comments about wide-ranging topics, such as the new gross-receipts tax and homelessness, followed the official release of the Dignity Health CityBeat poll, which says the majority of those polled think San Francisco is headed in the right direction.
The poll, which queried 500 San Franciscans, hit on a range of topics such as Muni (more of an issue than last year), homelessness and panhandling (slightly better than last year) and the cost of owning a home (more of a concern than last year).
Sixty percent of the respondents also favor building the new Warriors arena on Piers 30-32, but 61 percent oppose changing the name of the airport to Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport.
The poll was conducted in February 2013, and it has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.
Poll Source: SF Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco is headed in the…
The major issues facing S.F. are …
|Cost of owning a home||20%||12%|
|Muni, public transportation||18%||13%|
|Crime, drugs, gangs||13%||12%|
Other Topics …
|Building Warriors Arena||60%||28%|