Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SF Supervisors Say No to Mayor Lee's NFL Deal

The furor over the costs that San Francisco will bear to host the Super Bowl is not going away. An independent budget analyst has revealed that the week long super bowl 50 celebration will cost the city of San Francisco nearly five million dollars, much more than initially expected. On top of the costs, local artists and vendors have now learned they will have to shut down rather then reaping the benefits of increased tourism. The City of Santa Clara, where the game will actually be played, is receiving full compensation from the National Football League while San Francisco is left to fund additional transportation and security costs on its own. Pacifica's Mike Kohn files this report.