A San Francisco Tutor on Tuesday asked the City Attorney to elaborate legislation that would remove CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name from the San Francisco General Hospital – a move that would create changes in how the city names its public institutions, The Mercury News reported.
The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was changed in 2015 after Facebook’s CEO and his wife Priscilla Chen donated $ 75 million. At the time, Facebook was seen more favorably, but a bunch of recent controversies, including Cambridge Analytica and the company’s employment of a Republican affiliated company to challenge its critics, have taken the company’s political complaints to a very low level. [1
9659003] CALIFORNIA NURSES PROTESTING TO CHANGE HOSPITAL NAME AFTER FACEBOOK’S ZUCKERBERG
Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Tuesday asked City Director Dennis Herrera to draft legislation that would scrape Zuckerberg’s name from the hospital because he believed that Facebook was no longer serving the public interest.
Peskin told the times: “I really want this city to assess the value of giving up these names and the message sends this in relation to our role as trustee of public confidence. More than just naming rights, it is about the integrity of institutions and spaces heavily financed by the public and available to serve the public. “
In order for the legislation to go ahead, legislators would allow the public 30 days to comment before the matter is put to the vote. City officials have not yet decided what to do with Zuckerberg’s original donation if his name is to be removed from the hospital.