San Francisco's Last Minute Wi-Fi Vote
A political move with no lasting impact
Just minutes before the filing deadline for ballot measures to be voted on this November, San Franciscos Mayor Gavin Newsom slipped a Wi-Fi measure
into the box. But theres really no good reason for it to be on the ballot. It basically asks the citys residents if they support free Wi-Fi; why wouldnt they? Furthermore, it is intended to gain support for the municipal plan but doesnt have any actual legal impact. Wi-Fi Net News
surmises that the citys deal with Earthlink
will crumble within the next six weeks, leaving San Francisco in need of a new plan right before the issue goes to vote.
Newsom seems to me Newsom likes to throw things at the wall to see what sticks....whether its legally binding or not. He's wise not to trust the Earthlink move though.... but didn't they already go through this when they requested bids for the muni-plans?
Burn a tire, but make sure you buy that carbon offset!
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Santa Cruz, CA
Re: Newsom "The mayor's office negotiated a contract with EarthLink - with Google as a subcontractor - but supervisors want to strengthen privacy protections and increase the speed of the free service. They also want to shorten the length of the contract, issues that are all reflected in the nonbinding ballot measure that will go before voters this fall. "
It's not a done deal yet ...
Working with muni, they have to know they will change thier minds, demand extras not covered by contract, and drag thier feet paying up so they can all "touch the money".
This is why they need the Resident's Support
quote:While it may be free, it is costing tax payer's dollars not just in the $750,000 but in quite a bit of time it requires for city staff to put together RFPs, RFQ's, and general research.
The measure would set aside up to $750,000 of city money - to be used as matching funds to private contributions - to renovate and maintain the stables.
It appears that, for once, a city wants their resident's input before they move forward with the project.
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Re: This is why they need the Resident's Support your comments on the $750k are for another ballot measure - not the Wi-Fi initiative.
All these guy will loss to a globe wi-fi company rolling service
out this year will 100% coverage of the usa in under
12 month and you can through in all of Canada
Free Wi-Fi in San Fran Reading the article I figured it was because of google partnering with Meraki:
"Meraki to Build Free Community WiFi Network in San Francisco"
I don't have the details, I just caught the quick blurb yesterday.