San Francisco residents are protesting technology companies, which have shut out families, artists' groups and nonprofits from low-rent neighborhoods.
Dot-com technology companies are moving into industrial and other lower-rent neighborhoods and displacing families, artists' groups and nonprofits, who can no longer afford to stay. Critics say the process is undermining the city's economic and cultural diversity. Consequently, 30,000 San Francisco residents have signed a petition that will put a measure on the November ballot to limit the growth of technology companies in the city.
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