So... will the city experience once again the agony of the following:
- Loud noise heard for miles?
- Sardine packed Muni buses and trains?
- Missing Muni buses?
- Trashing of the park, even though they claim to be a "green" event?
- Limos and Luxury Towncars illegally trying to sell you a ride for an insane price?
- Failure to notify city residents of park road closures and delays?
- Drunk people vomiting all over the street?
- Overselling the concert?
- People knocking over temporary fences before a stampede breaks out?
- $100K to $200K in irrigation damage in the park?
- Idiots at San Francisco 311 who can't give you accurate answers?
- Calling your local police station for information, but telling you that they don't know either? (Yeah, just wait until an ambulance is trying to rescue you, but can't get through because the city, once again, screws-up information).
- And the list goes on and on...
My investigation into lack of street closure info and getting support.
A huge conglomerate of complaints from random citizens.
And the post-event report.
The city claims they will get 1.5 million dollars for leasing the land to OutsideLands to destroy, cause havoc, and sure piss-off the surrounding neighborhoods. It's not 1.5 million per day, it's 1.5 million for THREE DAYS.
And I'm going to bet that the city will spend more than 1.5 million dollars in that three days doing what they do best:
- Police overtime
- Muni overtime
- Meter maid overtime
- SF Park Service overtime
- Sunset Scavenger extra pickups
- Gasoline costs for cop cars, buses, and other city vehicles.
- Maintenance costs for the vehicles above.
- City Supervisors and their staff working extra hours answering complaint calls and e-mails.
- Fixing destroyed park fixtures, irrigation lines, patches of grass.
- Lawsuits brought forth by residents.
- 311 needing extra people to handle the extreme number of phone calls and complaints.
The concert company should start thinking about leasing as many tour buses, school buses, and literally any bus they can get their hands on to transport people to/from the event site to major transit hubs, like Daly City BART, downtown, local ferry terminals, etc. And maybe they could also lease some local ferry boats to transport those folks home across the bay after a late night concert. If they want to recover the costs, do what Bay to Breakers does, charge them for a special pass that gives them the privilege to ride the vehicles.