Newsom telecommutes for Chamber of Commerce speech

Mayor Gavin Newsom has been dogged in the past for not being able to juggle a statewide campaign and his duties at City Hall. Lesson learned. Newsom managed to make an appearance at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce City Summit event while he was down in Los Angeles campaigning for the lieutenant governor’s race.

Newsom popped up on video screen early in the event, with a pre-recorded speech that spun all the bad economic news about San Francisco’s economy into something bright.

Yes, The City is still suffering a nearly 10 percent unemployment rate, and more jobs could be lost, but that’s still three percentage points behind the state, and it’s lower than most counties in California, Newsom said. “We are doing remarkably better than almost any other city or county in the state of California,” the mayor said.

Still, 30,000 jobs lost is nothing to brag about.

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students, families call for culture shift at Lowell after racist incident

District to explore changes including possible revision of admissions policy

Alan Wong was among California National Guard members deployed to Sacramento to provide security the weekend before the presidential inauguration. (Courtesy photo)
CCSF board member tests positive for COVID-19 after National Guard deployment

Alan Wong spent eight days in Sacramento protecting State Capitol before Inauguration Day

Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Ex-Giants star Barry Bonds again falls short of Hall of Fame

After striking out yet again in his bid to join Major League… Continue reading

San Francisco firefighter Keith Baraka has filed suit against The City alleging discrimination on the basis of race and sexual orientation.<ins></ins>
Gay black firefighter sues city for discrimination

A San Francisco firefighter who says he was harassed and discriminated against… Continue reading

Most Read