Oh well, the Board of Supervisors just voted to allow the operators of San Francisco Botanical Garden to check for residency or charge fees.
I know I’M not going to step foot into the place ever again. You can make your own choice of course, that’s fine.
Now, if Rec and Park stumbles into a small fortune by happenstance, OR if the fee scheme doesn’t net the expected amount of money, then maybe the fees will go away. But probably not. What will happen is that the fees will go up and be applied to more people. Oh well.
Who’ll feed you now, little vixen and cub (or kit or pup – our foreparents were a little hazy about whether foxes are more like dogs, cats or bears)? As seen in the New World Could Forest:
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Certainly not me. I’d never feed a wild fox, but Rec and Park employees used to carry cans of cat food around, just in case of an encounter. This vixen’s gone now. She might have been poisoned or run over, probably one or the other. Oh well.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi frets that the $7 fee approved today is a “harbinger of fees to come.” Similarly, Supervisor Eric Mar frets that the new fee is ”a step towards eventually charging everyone.” Yep.
The remaining question is how much this program nets over the first year of operation. They’ll make some money on it, but the issue is how much.
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