10 Questions for Gavin Newsom

Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom on fire-hydrant adoption, gay marriage and Republican hair

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom

In your new book, Citizenville, you argue that the digital revolution should change the way we govern. How?
We have to take advantage of the tools of technology--mobile, local, social, cloud--and begin to adapt a system of governance to the world people are living in. In Boston, there's an app where you can adopt a fire hydrant. What that does is hold someone responsible for cleaning around the fire hydrant and making sure there's access. People in cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York have eco-finder apps so they can find recycling centers and crime maps so they can...

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