SF's 'dirty streets' hurting international tourism as conventions struggle to come back

San Francisco used to be one of the most iconic tourism hot spots in the world, but today the city is struggling to keep international tourism alive.

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AshamedCar
AshamedCar
400 · 20 days ago · Reddit

I’ve lost the will to argue or debate another this, but the streets need to be cleaned up regardless of your personal politics

You can be compassionate and liberal and kind and all that and still want sidewalks to be clear for locals and tourists alike.

I’m tired of being followed and yelled at by people out of their mind (even as a guy who rarely feels unsafe) when I try to walk home from a bar or something at night

As I’ve said I’ve lost the will to care or debate this, but my expectation is many employers will choose to leave when their lease is up (especially considering prop c which disincentives having employees that live/​work in the city)

atoz88
atoz88
199 · 20 days ago · Reddit

Yep. Good reputations are hard to build and easy to lose.

Livid-Relationship-2
Livid-Relationship-2
165 · 20 days ago · Reddit

Once you lose them. It's 3 times harder to get them back, if not more. Why SF continues to want to destroy itself is beyond me.

sf_throw
sf_throw
97 · 20 days ago · Reddit

LOL who could have imagined this would happen??? SF City Gov dumb fucks

PookieCat415
PookieCat415
51 · 20 days ago · Reddit

All the stories about criminality don’t help either. When a videos of bums stealing handfuls from stores in-front of “security” make national news, it’s a bad look. We need to get our city in order before we can consider entertaining tourists.

eaglerock2
eaglerock2
23 · 20 days ago · Reddit

To fix the problem would be seen as "mean" and no one wants to be seen as "mean" because of course they don't.

nohxpolitan
nohxpolitan
9 · 20 days ago · Reddit

I’m in the Republic of Georgia right now, and even here, when I mention I’m from San Francisco they grimace and ask if it’s livable and “if people do drugs on the street”.

Apprehensive_Ring_46
Apprehensive_Ring_46
7 · 20 days ago · Reddit

There goes the tax base; then what's City Hall going to do?

djfrankenjuice
djfrankenjuice
5 · 20 days ago · Reddit

It’s weird at the end they throw in that the primary concern is losing international conventions & that a lot of the tourist are from China.

“International” and “pandemic” might be a bigger culprit than the “dirty streets” narrative (conventions have started coming back, according to the article it’s at about 50% pre-pandemic levels)