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.
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)
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.
LOL who could have imagined this would happen??? SF City Gov dumb fucks
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.
To fix the problem would be seen as "mean" and no one wants to be seen as "mean" because of course they don't.
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”.
There goes the tax base; then what's City Hall going to do?
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)