Innovation Trojan Horse

So the city now has a data analyst assisting the innovation department. Nothing wrong with that, I think the city SHOULD analyze how city employees are performing their duties so you can find inefficiencies and correct them.

Where I get a bit worried is using an analyst intern that is loaned to us from the Bloomberg institute. Governments should be very careful accepting ‘free assistance’ from organizations that have the intent on collecting data, like asking certain questions in citizen surveys that should NOT be asked. I wonder how much data is actually being collected and processed on the citizens instead of the city’s workforce, how this data is being used and WHO it is being shared with, like a national institute using the public as guinea pigs in a governing experiment.

I think getting National help on solving problems is fantastic, I just get a little nervous when that ‘help’ comes in the form of a trade off of sharing data on our citizens.

We have to remember WE own the government as a collective of citizens. Public officials and public employees are the recipients of our genorosity in the form of the taxes we pay. Data should be used to make their jobs easier, more efficient and fiscally responsible, it should NEVER be used to manipulate the public.

I wish the ‘intern’ the best of luck, and I hope there are controls in place keeping him in check.


#1 What does Bloomberg know about bunker ramps? on 07.03.19 at 3:03 pm

I can’t wait until grandma gets her own individual shuttle bus, that’s going to be cool. They must plan to save money by making it up in volume, huh? (?)

(“Grandma, where is your smartphone?”….(“Why do you always call it my fartphone?”))

#2 anonyymous on 07.03.19 at 4:48 pm

(“Grandma, where is your smartphone?”….(“Why do you always call it my fartphone?”))


#3 peter Pischke on 07.03.19 at 5:30 pm

Interesting to see that the Bloomberg relationship is still going strong, I’m not against them loaning an expert per say, just as long as there is a public record of what he does and advises us to do.

#4 scott on 07.03.19 at 5:49 pm

jesus knows what is in your heart. therefore, it’s ok for the city to know too.

#5 Why Did Pence Cancel His NH Trip? on 07.03.19 at 7:10 pm

Is this guy from Chile going to want to know if I am a citizen?……#IMTellingTrump

#6 "Grandpa, has there always been a tank in front of the Lincoln Memorial?" on 07.03.19 at 9:00 pm


But sometimes they are a little hard of hearing, however, and the loss of hearing speeds up dementia.

#7 D@ily Spin on 07.03.19 at 9:15 pm

Bring in another someone. Confuse the issue and bloat city government. The city attorney office went from 3 employees to dozens in less than 7 years. They’ve yet to try a case. Everything seems to be a way to hide what’s wrong with local government. The next mayor can lay off half the city and use the savings to reset the charter and actually accomplish something.

#8 I miss Sarah Huckabee Sanders on 07.03.19 at 9:28 pm

“Innovation Trojan Horse:” That sounds like something that would be said to a prom date.

#9 anonymous on 07.05.19 at 10:07 am

“We were hopeful that he’d come in here and have really great insights into a data analyst type of position and now we’re hoping he writes his own job description,” Reisdorfer said.

Part of the job description under qualifications needs to be:

U.S. Citizenship

#10 Why didn't the SF July 4th Parade have any tanks? on 07.05.19 at 6:46 pm

“Dear President Trump: There’s a guy in my town from Chile, who wants to know if I am citizen. Do I really have to answer that question? Respectfully, a proud MAGA hat owner……P.S. Oh yah, you might know my mayor, too. He once gave you a ‘B.'”

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