Newsom continues ‘Less is More’ strategy
After last week’s announcement announcement by Mayor Gavin Newsom that reducing the number of trash cans will reduce litter comes this week’s exercise in counter-intuitive mayoral thinking: reducing the number of bus stops means better Muni service.
The mayor could be on to something here. What are some other ways in which, by actually cutting something, he could improve it?
KQED radio has to limit its pledge drives to three days only — but during those three days, they feature spellbinding tales by local authors who reveal the ending to cliffhanger stories only when enough people make pledges. An anthology of the stories becomes the main pledge drive giveaway, saving us from endless spiels about weather radios, tote bags, t-shirts and other useless crap.
Supervisor Chris Daly is limited to one outburst a month. The inevitable effect of this rule is that he quits politics and goes into talk radio.
The number of kayaks in McCovey Cove during ballgames is cut to two, and they have to stay behind starting lines at opposite ends of the cove. When a home run is hit into the water, they race each other head on to see who gets the ball.
Only one car at a time gets to go down the crooked part of Lombard Street — but he gets to go as fast as he wants.