Mayor Ed Lee responds to poll at Chamber's CityBeat breakfast 

click to enlarge Mayor Ed Lee said the results of the recent poll are from the hard work that both The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Mayor Ed Lee said the results of the recent poll are from the hard work that both The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years.

Improving the economy may not earn any politician a trophy, but Mayor Ed Lee, standing on a stage in front of the San Francisco Giants' two World Series awards Wednesday, said it does take teamwork.

Lee, speaking at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's annual CityBeat breakfast, told the crowd that the poll numbers unveiled by the business group Wednesday bear out the results of the hard work that The City and private companies have taken on in the last few years. He also said collaboration between city leaders is important.

Lee's comments about wide-ranging topics, such as the new gross-receipts tax and  homelessness, followed the official release of the Dignity Health CityBeat poll, which says the majority of those polled think San Francisco is headed in the right direction.

The poll, which queried 500 San Franciscans, hit on a range of topics such as Muni (more on an issue than last year), homelessness and panhandling (slightly better than last year) and the cost of owning a home (more of a concern than last year).

Sixty percent of the respondents also favor building the new Warriors arena on Piers 30-32, but 61 percent oppose changing the name of the airport to Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport.

The poll was conducted in February 2013, and it has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

San Francisco is headed in the…

2013 2012 2011
Right Direction 60% 58% 44%
Wrong Direction 27% 25% 32%
Don't Know 13% 17% 24%

The major issues facing S.F. are …

2013 2012
Homeless, panhandling 25% 27%
Jobs, economy 23%
Cost of owning a home 20%
Muni, public transportation 18%
Education 17%
Crime, drugs, gangs 13%
Traffic, parking 9%

The major issues facing S.F. are …

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