IDK man, the accounting cost for RPD to shut down the entire four square block Alamo Square for a year or so is negligible, so that’s what they just done, oh well.
Here’s what you do – you imagine a billionaire from Mars is willing to pay for whatever expensive project that our SFGov workers can dream up AND you imagine that all the work required can be done in just one day. Then you ask yourself, would you want to do this project.
And the answer here is yes, it’d be nice to maintain the irrigation and fix up the old old bathroom and resod and do whatever else they’re doing. But is is worth shutting down the entire park for a year and spending all this precious taxpayer money? That’s the question.
In any event, the local millionaire homeowners (who don’t like tourists anyway) want this and RPD loves hiring people and spending money, so this is what we get.
On patrol to make sure nobody enters:
Sad tourists observing the Painted Ladies through a cyclone fence:
The now-famous fence hole, snipped by a local, used by tourists:
But look, plastic twisty ties have made the hole smaller – see?
Now here’s some homeowner-oriented signage from the RPD. (Note that the makr girl in the RPD banner would get a ticket from a Ranger if she actually affixed ropes to a tree and swung from it – isn’t it ironic. Dont’cha think? So why is this your logo, RPD? Whoopsie!)
Disappointed tourists on Steiner. Note the lack of cars parked here. I’ve never seen this sitch outside of street sweeping times.
Of course all the street lamps in shut down Alamo Square are now blazing away in the daytime, for some reason because, because RPD don’t care? Yep, because RPD don’t care.
Actually, RPD views us as deadbeats who cause RPD a bunch of problems. They think we’re undertaxed, so they’re constantly on the lookout to make moar money money money. Oh well.
Hey look, a rare Ranger patrol in the 94117, the better to keep the tourists out after being embarrassed on the TV and the Internet:
Oh, and here’s the more permanent fix for the now-famous hole, completed yesterday – double fencing:
That’ll do. Prolly…