This plaque is a historically accurate gift to San Francisco, recognizing the origins of the Bay Bridge and honoring Emperor Norton's vision and unique character. The date was selected to coincide with the controversial naming of the old Western span for Willie Brown. During Mr Brown's mayorship in San Francisco his policies lead to wide-scale displacement of many cultural groups as well as great loss and abuse of the arts communities. So as we, the working class, teachers, artists, service industries, and families are displaced, the bulk of which are moving East, we'll have to see the name of one of those responsible emblazoned on the bridge while we leave.
S.F. Artists Snub Willie Brown, Install Rogue Sign