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Where did all the tourists go, Mayor Breed?
Jul 18, 2023

Where did all the tourists go, Mayor Breed?

Between a homelessness crisis and difficulty retaining retailers downtown, San Francisco has work to do to attract tourists in pre-pandemic numbers. Mayor London Breed says her plan involves addressing homeless encampments and spending on law enforcement. Plus, will that all-but-promised recession ever happen?

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San Francisco's mayor challenges the public perception of her city

San Francisco's empty office buildings and fleeing retailers have been in the news. London Breed challenges that narrative.
Increasing housing production, Mayor London Breed says, is one of her main focuses. She also says San Francisco has to get creative with how to repurpose vacant office space.
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Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
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