OPINION Mayor Gavin Newsom's "State of the City" YouTube fiasco in which city SFGTV employees helped create 7.5 hours of non-mandated programming is complete hypocrisy.
While the mayor touts technology and transparency of his efforts, he has opposed using available technology to broaden access to public meetings in City Hall, even though that is now mandated under the Sunshine Ordinance. Read more »
Imagine sitting at home or in your office, or in your favorite café and listening in on what are now secret, backroom policy discussions and decisions in the San Francisco mayor's office. Imagine having access to an immediate transcript of the talks. Imagine being able to read internal e-mail discussions among city staffers about issues that affect you without ever filing a public records request. Read more »