DOWN THE TOILET: San Francisco Wasting $1.7 Million Dollars Building Single Public Toilet

Is the Golden City building a golden throne?

According to a report from Fox News, the San Francisco Parks Department is spending $1.7 million dollars to build one public toilet that won’t be completed until 2025.

California Assemblyman Matt Haney says the price tag “inexplicable.”

“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.”

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