A San Francisco chief on Tuesday asked a city lawyer to draft a bill that would remove the name of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from a hospital in San Francisco – a step that will lead to changes in how the city calls its government offices, The Mercury News reports.
San Francisco's Zuckerberg Hospital was renamed in 2015 after Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chen donated $ 75 million. At that time, Facebook was considered more favorable, but the flow of recent disputes, including Cambridge Analytica and hiring a company from a republican firm to plaster its critics, led the company’s political influence to a record low.
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Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Tuesday asked the city prosecutor Dennis Herrera to draft a law that would clear Zuckerberg's name from the hospital because he believed that Facebook no longer serves the public interest.
Peskin told The Times: “I really want this city to reconsider the meaning of the waiver of these naming rights and the message it sends regarding our role as managers of public trust. It is not only about naming rights, but also about the integrity of institutions and spaces that are largely funded by the public and that exist to serve the public. ”
In order for legislation to pass legislation, lawmakers will allow the public to comment for 30 days before the question is put to the vote. City officials have yet to decide what to do with the original Zuckerberg donation if his name is removed from the hospital.