Not only has the WP been successful at not telling the public a damn thing about what is going on in their Development Office (You know, the entity responsible for raising money for the joint) They continue to bilk SF taxpayers each year for ‘Stuff’.
In the Mayor’s recommended 2014 CIP Plan the WP is asking for $1,288,665.
Building Improvements $378,719 (I wonder if Operations Manager Jon Loos remembered to include ‘Labor’ in these numbers)
Science Center Exhibits $372,346 (They have been after this for years, I think the first time they requested this expenditure it was after the place was only open about 3-4 years)
Security System $180,000 (I wonder what has been keeping the building ‘Secure’ for the first 13 years?)
AVV Equipment $108,550
Cinedome seat replacement $86,000 (I find this one a bit ironic because during the council’s work session Director Larry Toll said the seats needed to be replaced because they were worn out and can’t even really be cleaned anymore, which is understandable, but one of the main reasons the WP didn’t want to do Laser Light shows of hard rock bands in the cinedome was because they felt audience members would destroy the seats. What a perfect opportunity to put in more durable seating and bring in the hard rock light shows!)
Cinedome Control System $78,500 (Like I said above about the security system, what’s been ‘controlling’ the cinedome up to this point?)
Lighting and Console – Phase II $59,550
Projection System $25,000 (What a bargain! Maybe you need to tell those folks over at the State Theater where they can get a $25,000 projection system instead of a $64,000 one . . . wait . . . it’s not the State’s money, so what do they care? Of course the $25,000 isn’t the Pavilion’s either 😉