“Traditional” WASP Values Cost San Francisco $13K and a Colorful Christmas Tree

This is how the Holiday Tree in front of San Francisco City Hall was lit at night last year:

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Via Steve Rhodes, who, like Visa, is Everywhere You Want To Be.

But all that color in Civic Center offended certain WASP-y type people. People like Thurston Howell III et ux Lovey: 

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So here are the expensive new lights for 2009, or some of them anyway. These colorless lights cost $13,500, per City Insder Rachel Gordon

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That ought to placate the richers for a while.

But couldn’t Rec and Park have put this matter to a vote, maybe online using that social media and whatnot? A penniless blogger could throw up a voting system in about five minutes – can’t Rec and Park do the same? This isn’t a matter of health or safety, right? So it seems appropriate that the Gilligans, Professors and the Mary Anns should have a say as well. Why do we seem to only listen to the Howells?

Oh well.

For 2009 anyway, enjoy your boring, WASPy-white, star-free Christmas Tree, San Francisco. But don’t give up Hope for Change (is that a “traditional” train ’round the tree R&P?) next year.

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