Hotel employees, guests and city to benefit from much-needed change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2022) — San Francisco voters’ recall Tuesday of District Attorney Chesa Boudin sends a clear message that the safety of tourists, shoppers and our hotel employees will again be a priority for San Francisco.

“Our more than 10,000 San Francisco hotel employees can feel a bit safer that the failed policies of the now-former District Attorney will be changing,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association. “We will continue to support efforts led by Mayor Breed to ensure San Francisco is clean and safe for our guests, our employees and our hotels.”

Although San Francisco’s 215 hotels are beginning to recover from the two-year global pandemic, the city remains the slowest major U.S. metropolitan region to resume business travel, conventions and international travelers because, in part, of its unsafe reputation. Our employees have been hurt the most, the city’s general fund has lost tax revenue and investors have been reluctant to build more hotels and rooms that the city greatly needs.

“Our guests and our employees, rightfully, have been concerned by what they may encounter on San Francisco streets – the same issues that impacted conventions and shoppers well before the pandemic,” Mohrfeld said. “Voters have clearly signaled they agree and want a change for a safer San Francisco.”