San Francisco vs. the ING Bay to Breakers Footrace, 2009

Well it was a tough week for the people behind the 2009 ING Bay to Breakers 12k footrace, needless to say. But things are about to get worse for ING.

Is it true that more people have taken the time to register their disapproval (7000+ on one Facebook page alone) of ING’s recent announcement than have actually registered for the race itself? Ouch. Is it true that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and local lawyer Alix Amelia Rosenthal are amenable to supporting a rally against the proposed rules “makeover” at City Hall this week? Ouch. [UPDATE: The rally is set for Thursday, February 19, at 12:00 noon 11:30 AM on Polk Street between McAllister and Grove.]

A view of 2007′s race. Serious runners don’t care about the B2B floats that turn up after they pass by.

What’s going to happen on the May 17, 2009 race day when people show up with their floats, and their booze, and their clothing optional mentality? What’s going to motivate members of the SFPD, at the individual or squad level, to step up enforcement of laws that take a low priority the other 364 days of the year?

How long will the click click hiss, click click hiss broken record denial last?

Stay tuned.

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