What I learned with tech companies is I gotta give people room to experiment, and also to make what might later on be a mistake. This is the attitude I want to build within San Francisco – give some time to the tech community.
At the end of the day, tech workers are not robots: they feel, they think, they have values.
I have made 'start, grow and stay' a big part of my administration.
I used to brag that I can hold up any eviction – even if the landlord had legal rights, I could hold it up for a year.