The Mercury News reports that the San Francisco General Hospital – a move that would create changes in the way the city names its public institutions, the San Francisco supervisor has announced Tuesday that it will remove Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's name from San Francisco General Hospital.
The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was renamed in 2015 after the Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chen donated $ 75 million. At the time, Facebook was viewed more favorably, but a spate of recent controversy, including Cambridge Analytica and the company's hiring of a Republican affiliate, to scourge its critics, has brought the company's political influence to a low level all the time.
CALIFORNIA NURSES PROTESTING TO CHANGE HOSPITAL NAMES AFTER FACEBOOK'S ZUCKERBERG
Supervisor Aaron Peskin has asked City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Tuesday to draft legislation that would scrape Zuckerberg's name from the hospital because he believed Facebook's no longer served the public interest.
Peskin told The Times: "I really want this City to re-evaluate the value of giving these naming rights and the message it sends relative to our role as stewards of public trust. More than just about naming rights, this is about the integrity of the institutions and spaces that are overwhelmingly funded by the public and which exist to serve the public. "
For the legislation to proceed, the legislators would allow the public to comment on 30 days before the matter is put to a vote. City officials have yet to decide what to do with Zuckerberg's original donation should his name be removed from the hospital.