JOEL ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
The best way to fund our shared social goals is through job-creation, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. A robust economy will pay for the parks, roads, police and fire protection, healthcare and programs for the less fortunate that we care about. While the tech industry is an important driver of San Francisco's economy, we must realize that we cannot live on apps alone. Small business is the backbone of our city and neighborhoods. We have to make it easier for small businesses to open and operate by streamlining City Hall's many confusing and unnecessary regulations.