Here you go, one of your purported CIVIC NEEDS:
“Animal Care and Control (ACC): Coyote Mapping Tool
Context: The Department of Animal Care and Control (ACC) is committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive animal care and control services to the residents of San Francisco. Coyotes play an important role in a healthy ecosystem by keeping the rodent population under control. Problems arise when people help coyotes lose their natural fear of humans by feeding and interacting with them and by not using vexing techniques to keep them fearful. Coyote safety is rapidly becoming a hot button issue for communities throughout the City.
Technology Tool: ACC seeks a mobile app that contains helpful information for the public about coyotes and has the ability to mark and map coyote sighting locations in the City and send alerts to the public.”
Or, in other words:
So who would install this app, this Foursquare For Specific Canines?*
I don’t know.
I mean, how would you get people to download the app?
And what’s its purpose – to get people to follow the rules here PLUS record recent sightings as if coyotes are at all dangerous?
Hey, is there a Porcine Mapping Tool out there? ‘Cause I have a recent sighting of useless pork barrel spending.
(And then we’re supposed to thank the Tech Bros for all they’ve done for us, now that they’ve “GIVEN BACK?”)
Thank You, Drive Through.
Who’s the Monster, who’s the Visitor?
*Or is the idea to target frantic citizens who think they’ll be like volunteer spotters during the Battle of Britain only to discover, after reading through the webpage-of-coyote-tips-masquerading-as-an-app part of the app to discover that the Enemy Is Us? Mmmm… That’d be nice, but nobody’s going to download this app. Sry.