Episode #8: 'Unleashing Local Commerce' with Rodney Fong

Ben Kaplan
Ben Kaplan
min running time
December 29, 2023

In this thought-provoking episode of "We Are San Francisco," join host Ben Kaplan as he engages with Rodney Fong, a fourth-generation San Franciscan and influential figure in the city's business and planning landscape. As President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Rodney brings a unique blend of historical perspective and forward-thinking vision to the discussion.

From revitalizing downtown to fostering community spirit, this episode offers a deep dive into San Francisco's past and future, inspiring listeners to actively shape a vibrant, inclusive city. Join us for an insightful journey into the heart of San Francisco's ongoing evolution.

Episode Insights:

• What are you focused on now?

• We are san francisco

• A once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city

• What is your opinion on the future of downtown?

• The difference between online displacement and retail displacement

• The importance of social contract

• Do we need a budget reset?

• How do we make it feel like we're an afterthought?

• The importance of a unified vision

• Don't underestimate the power of community

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