SFSU Students Propose Ballot Initiative to Bring Public Meetings Online

Monday, July 06, 2015
KGO-CHANNEL 7 -- As a class assignment at San Francisco State University, students have come up with ideas they think will make it easier for more people to participate. David Lee is the professor and former recreation and park commissioner. “In San Francisco, the epicenter of technology, it’s time to bring City Hall into the 21st century,” said Lee, a tentative sponsor. His students and paid volunteers have collected more than 16,000 signatures for a ballot initiative that would require all public meetings in San Francisco to be streamed online; allow the public to comment virtually rather than in person; and if enough people request it in advance, mandate specific times for items to be discussed.