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2043: Year by which it is estimated that San Francisco has a 72 percent chance of having an earthquake of at least 6.7 magnitude . . . 43rd: Ranking of California out of 50 states in terms of per-pupil education spending . . . 300 to 400 percent: How much more the cost of operating a tech startup in Silicon Valley is than doing it in the emerging second-tier tech hotspots of Austin, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere. . . Jan. 25: Day Mayor London Breed and Treasurer José Cisneros announced a plan to assist federal employees who were furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown
. . . Jan. 25: Day the shutdown ended
. . . 18 percent: decline in homicides in San Francisco from 2017 to 2019 . . . 90: number of new Department of Emergency Management dispatcher recruits funded by $8 million . . . 239: number of permanently affordable apartments in lower Pacific Heights renovated under the city’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

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