Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Seeding the Civic Center Lawn
The Mountain Dew extreme sports tour held this October in Civic Center Plaza ended up doing quite a bit more damage to the lawns than expected. Under the historically corrupt, incompetent leadership of SF Recreation & Park head Phil Ginsburg in conjunction with Emeryville developer Mark Buell, this should not come as a particular surprise.
Still, the patchy grass in front of City Hall has become something of a minor civic embarrassment, and the department cannot just put in artificial turf like the soccer fields in Golden Gate Park because too many people would start screaming.
Temporary fencing was finally being installed today while another seeding attempt to restore the lawns was taking place.
Though the Mountain Dew Tour is supposed to pay for all this, the finances of the Rec & Park Department are so opaque that it will probably be impossible to know if that is actually the case.