Tech transforming Bay Area
A stroll through the Mission on a Saturday will demonstrate the power a handful of tech companies have over the people of San Francisco. By noon, the neighborhood is awash in young techies stumbling along exhausted after working 70-hour weeks. None of them seem to realize they are carpetbaggers and terraformers or none seem to care. It’s happening in the East Bay and Marin County by way of private ferries. Being made to feel like a second-class citizen isn’t something my Bay Area soul can tolerate.
Development without more public transportation is the perfect recipe for making us smell like Los Angeles North. All the while, we’re letting them displace voters in one of the most progressive regions in America today. Our political landscape is quickly changing, and the only thing green that counts is money. It’s doing all the talking, and the original residents of the Mission are doing all the walking.
John Thomas Ellis