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San Francisco Supervisors Want to Take Away Tech's Free Lunch

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A sign is posted on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on April 26, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Two San Francisco supervisors want to ban the construction of new employee cafeterias in office buildings. The proposal is similar in spirit to a rule in Mountain View that forbids Facebook from providing free meals to employees at its new campus. Supporters of the measures see them as key to breaking down the insular nature of tech companies and reinvigorating local restaurant economies. Critics say the rules are a government overreach and the economic effects will be nominal. What do you think about banning free lunches or workplace cafeterias?


Nellie Bowles, tech reporter, New York Times

Jim Lazarus, senior vice president, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Ahsha Safai, District 11 supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors


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