Voters to Decide on SF Waterfront Fight and Marc Benioff Weighs in on Corporate Responsibility
Fri, November 01, 2013
San Francisco Waterfront Fight
On Tuesday, San Francisco voters will decide the fate of a controversial waterfront development near the city's ferry building. If Propositions B and C are approved, 134 units of luxury condos will be built along the waterfront — with space for small businesses, a public park and other amenities. But opponents say it's the wrong kind of housing in the wrong location.
Further Reporting: San Francisco Props B and C Reignite Past Waterfront Battles
Priced Out: Bay Area Affordability Crisis
Housing prices are soaring again and rents are rising higher than ever in the Bay Area, particularly in San Francisco, with some of the highest housing costs in the country. Many are being priced out of the market. A new tech boom is helping to fuel the demand while federal and state funding is being cut, leaving limited resources for affordable and low-income housing. What planning and policy solutions are being considered to help?
Further Reporting: KQED Launches 'Priced Out: The Bay Area's High Cost of Living'
Marc Benioff on Corporate Responsibility
As a driving force behind salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, the co-founder and CEO, has made giving back some of his San Francisco-based company's fortune a part of the business plan. His recent donation of $2.7 million to San Francisco middle schools is putting iPads into the hands of kids along with teacher training and wireless access. A $100 million gift to UC San Francisco in 2010 to build a children's hospital was one of the largest philanthropic gifts in the university's history.
- Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle business reporter
- Linda Mandolini, Eden Housing president
- Carlos Romero, land-use/affordable housing consultant