San Francisco's Last Minute Wi-Fi Vote
A political move with no lasting impact
by KathrynV 12:05PM Saturday Aug 04 2007
Just minutes before the filing deadline for ballot measures to be voted on this November, San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom slipped a Wi-Fi measure
into the box. But there’s really no good reason for it to be on the ballot. It basically asks the city’s residents if they support free Wi-Fi; why wouldn’t they? Furthermore, it is intended to gain support for the municipal plan but doesn’t have any actual legal impact. Wi-Fi Net News
surmises that the city’s 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.