Newsom's latest hypocrisy


By Tim Redmond

Gavin Newsom has a slick new website, which his campaign team has decided to call, I guess to give the impression that it's more than flackery for the mayor. The lead item on it is, in fact, a nice piece by the head of the Business Alliance for Living Local Economies, talking about how to create an economically sustainable city.

But that's actually a serious policy challenge that involves taking on big, powerful international interests -- and Newsom isn't doing any of that. In fact, if you scroll down the page, you find an article on why San Francisco should turn over the future of its electronic communications infrastructure to a couple of giant corporations.

A real sustainable city would look at creating the network locally, using city funds and local nonprofits and small businesses, and keeping control of it in the public sector. Gavin: get with the program.

PS: BeyondChron has a nice takeout on the new website.

PS2: The Bay Guardian and Beyond Chron both have links on the site, under the category "mean but interesting." Mean? To the poor little mayor who can't take any criticism? Jesus. At least we're interesting.

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