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Poll: San Francisco Loves the Tech Industry

San Francisco Mayor Ed lee is so far running unopposed for re-election next Fall, which means that voters won't be offered a chance for a referendum on his support for the tech industry.
February 4, 2015, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A new poll conducted by EMC Research of Oakland on behalf of Lee’s re-election effort found that 65 percent of city residents had a 'favorable impression' of the high technology industry," reports Scott Lucas.

"Only 20 percent of San Francisco residents viewed it negatively. 68 percent thought Mayor Lee should support the growth of the tech industry, and only 21 percent thought he should limit it. That second number is down from 29 percent in a similar survey in March."

Lucas also provides commentary on what the poll numbers mean relative to the political climate in San Francisco, which is defined by land use and development issues related to the tech industry and its resulting impacts on the housing market. Although 2014's Measure B, which limits building heights on the waterfront, is an exception, Mayor Lee stayed out of the fray on that issue and seems to have emerged on the other side unscathed.

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Published on Monday, February 2, 2015 in San Francisco
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