No he didn't get special treatment. This is what all famous people get when they go before a judge.
The word is disingenuous. I recall where the Board of Supervisors essentially tried to pull this same ploy on Ed Lee by agreeing to support him as interim mayor providing he did not run for office later that year. Thank God it backfired.
This issue will be challenged in court. make its way to the Supreme Court and the court will rule San Francisco legislators are crazy to think they can compel (basically force) people against their will.
What a mess!
Hey haters! This conviction will be reversed with a real jury.
My argument on not spending $76 million to erect a suicide barrier on this bridge is, if you can reach out to people in crisis with the price of a cup of coffee, or dare I say, for less than the price of one toll fare, why opt for spending $76 million?
I first proposed the idea twenty years ago of placing card holders filled with hope along the railing at a Bridge district meeting. For instance one message could read: "What do you mean no one cares", and a photo of the many who work for the district on one side of the card. The offer by partners (Coffee businesses) who are willing to say "This cup is on us" along with other information on the reverse side of the card.
I was rebuffed with the response, nothing will be done to the bridge that will alter its appearance.
Simply ask the workers who patrol the bridge would they prefer to sit down with someone in crisis over a cup of coffee to map out an alternative to suicide or watch a barrier be erected to replace their dedicated work, which according to reports helped 118 last year?
If they kept the records of that meeting, you will discover that the Bridge district stated that it does not want to get into suicide prevention, they only want to prevent suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge.
I remember about twenty years ago I attend a Bridge district meeting, Marry Curry was present at that meeting. The subject was concerning suicide prevention. n a packed room, I had suggested placing card holders along the railings stuffed with hope, yes hope. The cards could have been the voice of encouragement that so many don't hear on their way to this iconic bridge. An offer of free coffee and an offer to chat as a last resort. I do not recall the short woman's name but she was head of SF suicide prevention at the time. She loved my idea. I was rebuffed by the board saying there would be nothing to the bridge to alter its looks. Now they want to spend millions to alter its look.
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