A cavalcade of new tech workers — 13,000 to be exact — is being credited for an accelerating economic boom in San Francisco.
The number of tech jobs has increased by almost 42 percent in just the first half of 2012, from 31,000 to 44,000 — a surge being driven by 150 new technology firms in The City, according to data released last week by the civically plugged-in San Francisco Center for Economic Development. Read More
Even though the housing market remains sluggish in San Francisco, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting wants to make it easier to buy and sell another type of real estate – parking spots.Ting, also a candidate for mayor, said Wednesday that his office has streamlined the process of selling off-street parking spaces, which were once “bundled” with condominium purchases until a 2008 law eliminated requirements that the condos and parking be linked. Read More