Kimo Crossman

Mayor Newsom's YouTube hypocrisy

It appears the mayor just doesn't want anyone to see the sausage he's making
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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 »

Freedom of Information: More sunshine -- easily and at no cost

Technology can allow the city to take a huge step forward in public access -- right now
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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 »