A proposal introduced Tuesday to ban employee cafeterias in future San Francisco office buildings represents more than an effort to boost the city’s restaurant scene, backers say.
“People will have to go out and (eat) lunch with the rest of us,” Aaron Peskin, a San Francisco supervisor who co-sponsored the proposal, told The San Francisco Examiner.
“This is also about a cultural shift,” Supervisor Ahsha Safai, who proposed the ban, told The San Francisco Chronicle. “We don’t want employees biking or driving into their office, staying there all day long and going home. This is about getting people out of their office, interacting with the community and adding to the vibrancy of the community.”
Steve from Rockwood (from the comments) – San Fran is turning into a bit of a pooh-hole with drug users wandering around restaurants looking for spare cash to get high. High tech companies are building “campuses” (really fortresses) where their employees never have to leave the safety of the company gates for food, daycare, etc. Restaurant and shop owners are caught in the middle. The people outside your store front are using drugs while all the Facebook employees sit safely on their campus weighing their vegan options and drinking their better-than-Starbucks coffee.