San Francisco Mayor London Breed and the city of San Francisco have opened an investigation into Twitter headquarters on Tuesday after reports that the company recently converted several office spaces into resting quarters for employees.
The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection is planning to conduct the investigation within the week to inspect the building to ensure the building is being used appropriately according to Patrick Hannan, the department’s communications director.
“We need to make sure the building is being used as intended. There are different building code requirements for residential buildings, including those being used for short-term stays. These codes make sure people are using spaces safely,” Hannan told CBS News.
“Everyone in San Francisco deserves a safe place to live, work, play and sleep and no one is above the law,” he added.
Musk recently revamped the spaces to provide employees with a place to sleep and recharge. He responded to Mayor Breed’s initiation of the investigation in a response to a tweet on Tuesday.
“So the city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”
So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?https://t.co/M7QJWP7u0N
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
Musk’s tweet was in reference to an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about a baby’s reported fentanyl overdose on a San Francisco city playground.
Reporter Tatjana Pasalic chimed in on the discussion reminding the Twitterverse that even Google’s VP of real estate and workplace services is on the record saying that no workplace is complete without a “nap pod.”
Many others came to Musk’s defense even democrat Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale who tweeted, “People who have worked in tech for years are reading this thinking ‘Wait, sleeping in your office isn’t allowed?’”
The investigation was likely prompted by Monday’s article in Forbes that gave the inside scoop from anonymous sources within Twitter.
The article started by describing the “modest bedrooms featuring unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors…. One room even has a plant,” it mockingly shared.
Political commentator Dan Bongino is one of many who are calling for Musk to leave the fiercely blue state and relocate to Florida or Texas.
“Elon, come to Florida!” — Fox’s @dbongino issues invite to @elonmusk after San Francisco starts investigation into Twitter headquarters over conversion of several offices into bedrooms for employee pic.twitter.com/5REEeA2bkU
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) December 8, 2022
The investigation is the latest in a long string of attacks against the Twitter CEO and the left will likely continue to peck away at him just like they do with anyone else who threatens them achieving their goals.