When pondering how to vote on the Coit Tower Proposition B on the June 5 ballot, voters may be reminded of the joke about the indecisive rabbi. Well, this voter is.
In that joke, two men with a dispute come to the rabbi for adjudication. The first man states his case. "You're right," says the rabbi. The second man makes his rebuttal. "You're right," says the rabbi. The rabbi's wife breaks in: "They can't both be right!" The rabbi ponders this. "You're right, too."
Prop. B is a one-paragraph "declaration of policy" which, if passed, would "prioritize" the funds generated by Coit Tower for the landmark's upkeep and would "strictly limit commercial activities and private events" at the site. Opponents of the measure -- both San Francisco papers and Recreation and Parks Department boss Phil Ginsburg, namely -- have characterized this as NIMBY ballot-box politics which could deprive other city facilities from Rec and Park funds.
Proponents, meanwhile, accuse the city and Rec and Park of allowing Coit Tower to rot while using it as the city's champagne room to generate funds for the city or its favored nonprofits.
Well, you're right! You're right, too!