The city of San Francisco has decided that instead of cracking down on violent crime or rampant theft issues, its time is better spent launching an investigation into Elon Musk’s new design of the Twitter office.
The issue at hand is that Elon converted some of the rooms in the building into sleeping quarters for any staff members who may be forced to work overnight, which seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Apparently, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection disagrees.
This news broke due to a Tweet from Ted Goldberg, supervising senior editor for KQED, where he said the following.
“BREAKING: San Francisco building inspectors are launching an investigation into reports Twitter has converted several office rooms at its headquarters into sleeping quarters for employees. ‘We need to make sure the building is being used as intended’ @sfdbi rep tells @KQEDnews”
BREAKING: San Francisco building inspectors are launching an investigation into reports Twitter has converted several office rooms at its headquarters into sleeping quarters for employees. 'We need to make sure the building is being used as intended' @sfdbi rep tells @KQEDnews
— Ted Goldberg (@TedrickG) December 6, 2022
Musk responded to this in epic fashion.
“So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”
So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?https://t.co/M7QJWP7u0N
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
That’s some awfully interesting timing, that an investigation into Twitter’s office space comes just days after the White House says that it is keeping tabs on the development of the platform under its new ownership.
Normally, nobody would take issue with a building inspector making sure that buildings are being used properly according to their zoning. But, in this case, the irony is simply too ripe.
The city of San Francisco has a massive homelessness crisis on its hands, and they are mad at a company for offering free beds to its employees. You can’t make this stuff up, the jokes write themselves nowadays.
Here a perfect example of the problems that are caused by the huge number of homeless individuals that have set up camps in the city, shared by Libs of Tik Tok on Twitter.
Wow… this is what kids in San Francisco have to walk through to get home from school… watch till end pic.twitter.com/zMdsC16Jlf
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 9, 2022
This video shows children getting off their bus after a long school day and stepping immediately into a mass of homeless people with an older man telling them to make sure to “get home safe.”
Attacking Elon Musk isn’t the only thing that the city is doing that has citizens up in arms.
They are also preparing to launch a program in January that gives guaranteed income to trans people.
GIFT, Guarantee Income for Trans People, “will provide economically marginalized transgender people with unrestricted, monthly guaranteed income as a way to combat poverty our most impacted community members face, according to the program’s website.
Don’t let that distract you from the fact that roughly 20,000 people are expected to experience homelessness in 2022, according to the San Francisco Chronicle which adds this.
“For every one person housed by a city program, four more will become unhoused.”
It sounds like San Francisco needs to get its priorities straight, and that might begin with solving homelessness instead of going after a company for giving housing to its employees.
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