Name: Kimo Crossman
Goals: Making the process of creating a municipal Wi-Fi system transparent and improving the Sunshine Ordinance.
Tactics: Deluging city workers with e-mails, asking for the same documents over and over. In September alone he hit them with 203 pages (56,000 words a small novel's worth) of correspondence.
Taxpayer cost: The city attorney's office says dealing with Crossman has cost at least $200,000.
Quote: "They say I've paralyzed [city] departments. There's no evidence of that."
Name: Martin MacIntyre
Goal: Reforming the Recreation and Park Department
Tactics: MacIntyre is sick of loud, rawk 'n' rollÐtype events in Golden Gate Park, and has bugged the department about this burning issue for the past nine years.
Taxpayer cost: Minimal
Quote: MacIntyre accuses the dastardly characters at Rec and Park of doing "special illegal favors" for concert promoters.
Name: Peter Warfield
Goal: Reforming the public library
Tactics: Has filed "hundreds" of records requests over the past nine years, according to a library insider. Once insisted on inspecting every single business deal library officials had made over the past 125 years, our source says. (Warfield denies this).
Taxpayer cost: At one point, a veteran library employee spent about 40 percent of his time dealing with Warfield's demands.
Quote: "Let me quote for you from section 67.31" of the Sunshine Ordinance.
Names: Patrick Monette-Shaw and Michael Petrelis
Goal: Reforming the Department of Public Health
Tactics: Monette-Shaw is big on the Sunshine Ordinance, making about 50 document requests annually over the past five years, according to a health department source. Petrelis was convicted of making threatening phone calls to health department staffers and now blogs about his beefs with the department.
Taxpayer cost: "Thousands yearly," our department source says.
Quote: "Call me crazy. Everyone else has," writes Petrelis.