SF City Council Public Input, 10/21/14, ‘The Dribble’


#1 Karma on 10.23.14 at 8:51 am

I literally about just fell out of my chair laughing at the end of this. Vroom, vroom!

#2 Greg Neitzert on 10.23.14 at 9:20 am

I like the captions you put over me…good stuff. I rambled a bit at the end I know. I still haven’t figured out where the cup holders went. No one has given me an answer, but maybe they’ll mysteriously reappear. I thought about mentioning the gigantic hairline cracks you can see all over the floor throughout the building, but I left that out. That might be completely normal for a big building from normal movement and settling, I have no idea. I’m still actually pretty ambivalent about the whole thing, as are others who sit near me. Some great new things compared to the arena, but also higher costs for everything, worse parking, etc.
A major project that has had 41st Street from Sertoma Avenue to Tea Ellis Road just opened up yesterday. It cost 9 million dollars. It expanded a 2 lane road to a nice 4 lane with a separated median, new stoplights, intersections, sidewalks. This was a BIG project. I keep thinking, every year for the next 22 years or so we will have one less of these projects completed because of our bond payment on the event center. You can be OK with that, but we should be willing to acknowledge that money is finite, and there WILL be projects that won’t happen because we’ve chosen to build the event center.

#3 Dan Daily on 10.23.14 at 9:32 am

Me too Karma. Funny, very funny.

Thanks Greg for keeping the siding issue going. Seems important topics get brushed aside then come back later as new matters the mayor discovered.

#4 l3wis on 10.23.14 at 9:53 am

Greg, the cracks are NOT normal. At least to all the contractors I have talked to. In fact, I spoke to a guy who is in the business of selling chemicals used to pour these kind of floors, his assessment wasn’t good.

#5 EC Inspector on 10.23.14 at 10:21 am

Greg, when you do a single pour on pan style of concrete floor like they did, you are going to have a massive number of shrinkage cracks. Very few planned stress / drying edges so the concrete will dry as it will. Notice as you walk on the cracks, they are now expanding in approximately 24″ x 48″ patterns with the 40′ to 50′ major cracks.

The city bragging department let us in on the ‘flooring upgrades’. Floor finishes improved as leftover ‘extra’ money was found in the budget. Truth be told, they had to grind the floor surface to level it and mitigate the chipping (now and in future). Look for the cracks to grow in width and depth as the concrete continues to dry over time. As the concrete dries notice one more thing, the white film oozing up out of the cracks. It will be a mess the city will have to deal with until they tear the building down.

Nice quickie job. Spill a beer on this floor and watch the concrete foam.

#6 Ol'Bubbleguts on 10.24.14 at 9:49 pm

Pay for it,…..bitches
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