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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 AM
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Of course anything that is packaged and marketed as "save our parks!" is going to get public support....so I suppose I'm not terribly surprised this passed. But that still does not temper my disgust that our corrupt and mismanaged Rec & Parks department is getting an additional $195M in taxpayer dollars to squander, despite the fact that nearly 1/2 of the $185M approved in the last 2008 Parks bond has not yet even been spent. But again, should we be surprised? This is San Francisco after all. A city of 800k with a budget that exceeds several state budgets - $4.3B in SF general fund expenditures alone for FY2013, and one of the best-funded parks systems in the nation - but somehow that's not enough to adequately maintain our Parks without putting an additional $195M on the credit card in the form of a bond, in addition to the fees Rec & Park already regularly collect.

It just boggles the mind...

Some additional reading material on our wonderful Parks department and Prop B:

Coalition Opposing Proposition B | Take Back Our Parks

Ranger Noir: S.F. Park Patrol Run as Money-Making Machine - Page 1 - News - San Francisco - SF Weekly
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