Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sometimes the Rich and Mighty Lose
Here in San Francisco the two ballot measures that would have enabled the implementation of the 8 Washington condominium project were defeated. Apparently, a majority of San Francisco voters (myself included) decided that the rich and mighty do not need another playground, particularly when it cuts off access to the waterfront, one of the best locations for those who like long walks and do not like coping with the hills. I suspect that many voters were influenced by the solid demolition of any pretensions to "public benefit" associated with America's Cup. Through Propositions B and C, many of us had an opportunity to tell the rich and mighty what we think of their conspicuous consumption; and apparently our collective voice was loud enough to be heard.