Nothing in San Francisco comes cheap — not even a free toilet.
There’s some good news and other news that will raise your blood pressure in the saga of the $1.7 million toilet once planned for the Noe Valley Town Square.
The square will receive a free prefabricated bathroom with one toilet, according to the man who’s donating it. But the free gift won’t save the city the entire original $1.7 million estimate.
The Recreation and Park Department hopes to keep the toilet costs under $1 million, according to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents Noe Valley.
A cool $1 million for a 150-square-foot bathroom with one toilet appears outrageous. But $1 million for a bathroom that doesn’t include the cost of the actual bathroom? What else would you expect in red-tape-wrapped San Francisco?