Student-created Ballot Measure Would Stream City Meetings in San Francisco

Monday, April 27, 2015
SF BAY -- The measure was created in an American politics class at San Francisco State University, according to David Lee, the SFSU professor who is teaching the 200-student course. Lee, who is also president of the public advocacy group San Franciscans for Open Government, assembled this morning with State Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma and other supporters at the San Francisco Department of Elections office in City Hall, to submit the ballot measure proposal, the Sunshine and Open Government Act. Lee said the measure not only requires that all public meetings be live-streamed online and allow for virtual public testimony, but also allows agenda items of significant public interest to be heard at a set time, allowing more citizens to participate and comment at meetings.