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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Your Final Tally on Bay to Breakers Cleanup Costs

Posted By on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 1:55 PM

click to enlarge You think they care how much it cost to clean up after Bay to Breakers? Well, since organizers pay for it -- does anyone? - JOSEPH SCHELL
  • Joseph Schell
  • You think they care how much it cost to clean up after Bay to Breakers? Well, since organizers pay for it -- does anyone?
Last month, we reported that Bay to Breakers revelers left behind 24 tons of trash. The Department of Public Works amassed 18 tons of filth, while the Recreation and Park hauled off six more.

We now know how much it costs to have multiple city agencies sweeping up 48,000 tons of detritus: nearly $88,000.

The DPW sent its bill for $35,800 to the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which organizes the 99-year-old race. But while Rec and Park's haul was a fraction of DPW's, its bill was higher.

AEG was billed a $28,000 "Facility/Park Impact Fee" and an additional $22,000 for reimbursing park rangers, street sweepers, and cleanup crews for Golden Gate Park, the panhandle, and Alamo Square.

An additional $2,000 in undisclosed expenses on top of AEG's pre-race payment of $50,000 will be sent the company's way.

Finally, sources close to the race organizers tell us that no new sponsor or sponsors have yet been lined up to replace insurance giant ING, which opted to not renew its five-year contract following this year's race. Landing a new sponsor -- or not -- could "take time," according to what we're hearing.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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