Anthony Faber

  • answered 2015-08-28 19:34:25 -0400
    Q: Who is your first choice for mayor in the November 3, 2015 San Francisco election?
    A: Amy Farah Weiss

    SF Social Voters

    Voters who use social media to share their candidate preferences and talk about issues will have an outsized impact on San Francisco elections in 2015. If you choose a candidate, we will share your preference with that campaign so they can contact you with messages to share on social media. If you want to choose a candidate but don't want to receive email from them (or us!), just uncheck the "send me email updates" box. 

    Take the survey

  • commented on Police of the U.S. You Have a Choice. 2011-11-20 19:01:34 -0500
  • endorsed 2011-11-19 17:03:39 -0500

    Structured Open Data Campaign - Sign On!

    Update May 31, 2012:

    This bill, SB 1002, passsed 34-0 out of the California Senate today! Here is the statement from Sen. Leland Yee, the bill's author.
    "The Senate Appropriations committee today recognized the need for government agencies to deliver information to the public in an efficient, modern format," said Jim Ewert, General Counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. "SB 1002 will set the benchmark for transparency and government oversight in the 21st century."

    UPDATE Feb. 7, 2012:

    Sen. Yee's office is working on SB 1002 and the language is still in draft. Open government and open data advocates are encouraged to comment, and I am helping organizing a meeting with the Senator for the week of Feb. 20 in San Francisco.

    Here's the FAQ on SB 1002 (pdf)

    And here's the draft bill text for SB 1002 (pdf)

    Comments meant for official consideration should be directed to Alicia Lewis, 


    Open data in San Francisco, the state of California, and throughout much of the U.S. and the world remains hobbled by a lack of legal definition. San Francisco's own open data law, for example, is posted online by the Board of Supervisors as a non-searchable PDF. On December 10-11, at the winter CityCampSF Hackathon, Gov 2.0 advocates will publicly launch an advocacy campaign to institute an open data standard in San Francisco municipal and California state law. The primary goal of this advocacy will be to achieve a clear and reasonable definition of open data for all materials required by law to be published online.

    Please join us in endorsing this advocacy campaign, and encourage your friends and legislators to sign on as well.

    Use our recruiting tools to rally your friends to this important cause.

    For more backgound on open data laws, check out Civic Commons - Data Policy Policy; and Open Standards Policy.

    For another definition of open data online that we will consider, see the CityCamp model Open Government directive, which describes open data as being published online in an "open format that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, sorted, searched, and reused by commonly used Web search applications and commonly used software."

    This legislation should also encompass the goals of increased transparency in responses to SF Sunshine Ordinance requests and California Public Records Act requests - documents released in an electronic format after implementation of this ordinance would have to follow its standards of accessibility.

    Machine-readability: Data should be published in structured formats easily processed by machines/software.


  • commented on Thank You for the Birthday Wishes, and Brownies! 2011-08-19 21:58:02 -0400
  • commented on Google+: Isolating the Individual 2011-08-07 16:36:19 -0400
    They should have something like Facebook’s groups. These days I spend a fair amount of time there.
  • commented on Bio 2011-07-27 17:24:34 -0400
    But what if you’re dinosaur ink?
  • commented on Volunteer 2011-07-26 21:10:18 -0400
    You should bew clearer about how one joins AdrielNation. I couldn't figure it out. If Jen Drake explained it to me at the last Third Thursdays, I wouldn't be here.

    Become a volunteer

    Become a volunteer

mummy was an asteroid, daddy was a small non-stick kitchen utensil
Take action Volunteer Support $