Wednesday, October 15, 2014
What Price Massive Revenue?
According to an item on the ABC7 News Web site, the Salesforce Dreamforce conference is expected to bring in $100 million. Last night at the SFJAZZ Center, a lot of irate people in the audience probably want to know who will benefit from all of that money and how it will be put to good use. They are the ones who missed the beginning of last night's first recital in San Francisco Performances Piano Series because they were stuck in traffic. As if to add insult to injury, after the concert they (along with the rest of us) were bombarded by the mega-decibels coming from the mother of all parties in the Civic Center. Now I am willing to admit that the Giants probably also had a hand in last night's traffic problem, but congestion has been a long standing problem in the city of San Francisco. So how much of that $100 million will be applied to preventing such problems to arise the next time the city is hosting one of these massive conferences? Enquiring minds want to know!