Sounds like San Francisco is flushing money down the toilet.
According to a report from Fox News, the San Francisco Parks Department is paying $1.7 million dollars for a single public toilet in Noe Valley; the estimated completion date is 2025.
California Assemblyman Matt Haney told The San Francisco Chronicle that he now considers the price tag “inexplicable.”
Oh really…go on…
“When Rec and Park first told us the number, it sounded shockingly high to me,” Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I’m glad that Noe Valley will at some point get a bathroom, but it shouldn’t cost this much, and it shouldn’t take this long, and I’m angry about it. … It’s not something I want to celebrate right now.”
From Fox News:
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department told Fox News Digital that the exorbitantly high cost is due to “onerous demands and unpredictable costs levied by PG&E,” construction costs that have skyrocketed 20% to 30% in the past two years, and employment of workers who are being paid a living wage with benefits.
“It’s also important to note that public projects and their overall cost estimates don’t just reflect the price of erecting structures,” the spokesperson said. “They include the cost of planning, drawing, permits, reviews, public outreach and construction management.”
Meanwhile, crime and homelessness are only getting worse in the Golden City —and residents are fed up. Watch the clip above for some very angry San Franciscans.