Mayor London Breed frustrated by tech's slow return to San Francisco

Mayor Breed acknowledged city's downtown area will not be the same as before pandemic. ABC7's Phil Matier also gives perspective.

BySuzanne Phan, Phil Matier via KGO logo
Thursday, October 20, 2022
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed talked about Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in a new interview with Bloomberg.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff In a new interview with Bloomberg.

Mayor Breed acknowledged the city's downtown area will not be the same as before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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She says she's had conversations with Benioff about how his flexible work policies are impacting the city.

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Salesforce is the city's largest private employer.

Mayor Breed notes Benioff's contributions to schools and other causes, but says it's a real problem the Salesforce Tower is empty.

In regards to Elon Musk, the mayor said, "The person who got a ton of tax breaks in California and decided to take that money and run."

Musk moved Tesla's headquarters from the Bay Area to Texas in 2021.

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