Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has warned that San Francisco’s Downtown will “never” recover after a series of Democrat policies have driven business away from the area.
In a recent interview, Benioff offered a dire outlook of the city, saying that San Francisco and the Bay Area are in trouble following crippling Covid restrictions and soaring crime rates.
He said the downtown area is “never going back to the way it was” before the pandemic when workers commuted to San Francisco’s offices on a daily basis.
“We need to rebalance downtown,” said Benioff.
Benioff, whose company is the largest employer in San Francisco and an anchor tenant, said the mayor’s office needs to come up with a program to turn dormant office space into housing.
He is also calling on the Democrat-led city to hire additional police officers to deal with a surge in crime.
Last month, San Francisco’s Democrat Mayor London Breed proposed putting city workers into empty downtown buildings in a bid to revive the city’s downtown area.
In a letter, Breed said that some city agencies can “lead on recovery by investing in high-quality office space for workers.”
She also admitted that work-from-home orders during the pandemic