Michael Moritz, a partner astatine Sequoia Capital, wrote successful a New York Times op-ed connected Monday that "even Democrats" for illustration himself were fed up with San Francisco and said they person go their "own worst enemy."
"Like it aliases not, San Francisco has go a prize illustration of really we Democrats person go our ain worst enemy," he wrote. "This astonishing metropolis that I person been fortunate capable to telephone location for much than 40 years has go taxable to nan tyranny of nan minority."
Moritz added that Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed to beryllium "embarrassed" by San Francisco, his hometown.
He wrote that nan city's authorities officeholders are much concerned astir holding connected to their powerfulness and power than governing.
CALIFORNIA CITIES RATTLED BY PROSTITUTION, HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AS COPS PIN BLAME ON NEW LAW
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 13: Homeless tents are seen adjacent nan Tenderloin District during rainy time successful San Francisco connected January 13, 2023 arsenic atmospheric stream storms deed California, United States. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
"Others peddle radicalism: One metropolis supervisor is simply a personnel of nan Democratic Socialists of America (whose nationwide rank would neglect to capable nan larger Big 10 stadiums). These crafty legislators person nan clip and resources to deceive voters pinch what, connected nan surface, mightiness look for illustration insignificant tweaks to nan city’s operating instructions aliases by norm changes written successful connection that seems to beryllium deliberately opaque," Moritz said.
He criticized nan city's supervisor's committee successful summation to their strategy of classed prime voting.
"Then location is nan matter of San Francisco being a one-party town. The nominating committee of San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee has an awesome grounds successful backing candidates seeking their first electoral triumph arsenic members of section proscription and acquisition boards. These slots put candidates connected nan conveyor loop to higher office. Inbreeding is not patient — peculiarly for politicians," he added.
Moritz said he helped finance and commencement TogetherSF successful 2020, which has played a rotation successful immoderate elections. He wrote that an incumbent supervisor connected nan committee was not re-elected for nan first clip successful 20 years and noted nan callback of San Francisco's DA, Chesa Boudin, successful summation to 3 schoolhouse committee members.
Homeless group are seen connected streets of nan Tenderloin territory successful San Francisco, California, United States connected October 30, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
YOUNG SAN FRANCISCANS RALLY FOR EMBATTLED DA FACING RECALL ELECTION: ‘FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF SAN FRANCISCO’
Residents of San Francisco overwhelmingly approved a ballot to recall 3 members of nan schoolhouse committee successful February 2022.
Critics, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, based on schoolhouse committee President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins pushed progressive authorities and did not enactment successful nan champion liking of children during nan COVID-10 pandemic, according to nan San Francisco Department of Elections.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was recalled successful June. (Justin Sullivan)
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Moritz concluded that he was optimistic astir San Francisco's future.
"There are plentifulness of reasons to judge that Democratic San Francisco tin again go a bellwether for nan federation — this clip by turning astir a metropolis that’s been held hostage by nan governmental classes. There’s an expanding nickname that voters person been many times duped. And location is simply a increasing clamor for change," he wrote.
Hanna Panreck is an subordinate editor astatine Fox News.