Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’s’

The Mistakes of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee – Chapter One: Calling the Hetch Hetchy Valley Restoration Concept “Insane”

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Here it is, in the national media, in the Washington Post’s blog site, for tout le monde to see:

San Francisco’s Spectacular Hypocrisy

That bit from Amy Crawford has this nice quote about Proposition F (2012) from error-prone San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“As insane as this is, it is, in fact, insane,” sputtered the usually mild-mannered Mayor Ed Lee when the initiative was announced.

Now, was it a mistake for San Francisco’s so-called Consensus Mayor to label Prop F (and, indirectly, the supporters of Prop F) as insane?

Yes. It’s not what he meant to say, it’s not what he actually thinks.

Now it certainly would be inconvenient for San Francisco to lose control of Hetch Hetchy, no argument there.

But IRL, it’s not “insane” to think that maybe, just maybe, it’d be a good idea to restore Hetchy Hetchy at some far off point in the future.

The Valley, the “counterpoint” to Yosemite, before San Francisco improperly grabbed it:

And I can see those waterfalls

And I can see those waterfalls

Click to become as “insane” as the half of San Francisco voters what are going to say “Yes” to Prop F (2012) come November.

San Francisco’s Official Budget Focus Group: A Postcard Invitation Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Well this was different. Seems that participants at today’s San Francisco’s Budget Town Hall in Golden Gate Park were invited by postcard to spend a few hours voicing their opinions about the city budget for 2010-2011. See?

And by voicing their opinions, I really mean they were clicking on Reply Mini remote control voting devices as if they were in a focus group.

An invitee. Perhaps the free California Academy of Sciences tickets given out to participants adjusted his attitude:

The mise-en-scene today, complete with City Department heads.

Here’s the spiel from Mayor Gavin Newsom. (Don’t be surprised to see some shots from the photographers today being used in the Lt. Governor’s race down the road.) Anyway, it seems “some” of the “150 people” who “run San Francisco” by speaking out at “every” public meeting are “paid to be there” – that’s the news of the day. And nobody showed up in a chicken suit.

Are today’s participants San Francisco’s version of Nixon’s Great Silent Majority? You Make The Call.