San Francisco Backs Away From Charging Strybing Visitors, But Vigils Continue

Word on the street from Huggy Bear is that the idea of charging people admission to get into Golden Gate Park‘s San Francisco Botanical Garden (aka Strybing Arboretum) has lost steam after the big meeting we had last month. See an account here of that meeting, complete with half-fuzzy photos. 

Despite the news, some are still keeping the pressure on – like this fellow today in front of the Friend Gate near the Music Concourse, for example:

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He had his clipboard and he looked serious. Not taking any chances is he.

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2 Responses to “San Francisco Backs Away From Charging Strybing Visitors, But Vigils Continue”

  1. Philo says:

    Idiots. It isn’t “free”, it’s paid for by all the people who pay sales, property, or other taxes to the City. A handful of freeloaders want other people to pick up their tabs, and whine about it.

  2. JTony says:

    Philo, Shut up! If they charge admission, we won’t be paying any less for city services, will wee? So how is that not the same as “Free”. And how are we “freeloaders” if we just want to keep the status quo of the last 100 years? Are we “freeloaders” because we like to enjoy the library, police and fire services too? Bunk.

    From what I hear, they may have nixed the everyone pays idea, but want a out-of-county residents’ admission of $7, and there’s a new meeting on May 28 at the hall of flowers at 6:30 pm. I think this is an awful idea, too (though less heinous than the $5 for all idea).