Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taxpayers' bill for Bike to Work Day: $49,500

From the Bicycle Coalition's press release for today's Bike to Work Day festivities:

Volunteers cheer on people riding bikes around San Francisco at 27 official Energizer Stations, during the morning and evening commutes. Each station provides free snacks and beverages, as well as convenient reusable tote bags for future commutes, filled with goodies.

Unmentioned is the fact that city taxpayers pay the Bicycle Coalition $49,500 to stage Bike to Work Day, bankrolling that special interest group's annual promotional event and the free "goodies" they distribute.

Whoever writes the coalition's press releases is unclear on the use of commas. Maybe city taxpayers should also pay for a city English teacher to proof their press releases.

Exhibit B
Compensation and Payment

Personnel Hourly Rate (including overhead and profit), Estimated Total Hours and Total Amounts
Position Hourly Rate including overhead
Executive Director $50/hr
Program Director $45/hr
Membership Director $45/hr
Operations Director $45/hr
Bike To Work Day Intern $500 stipend per intern each event
Estimated total hours for SFBC Staff each event year 710 hours
Estimated total salary for SFBC Staff each event year $32,545
6 Interns each annual event $3,000
Subtotal Labor Costs each annual event $35,545
Total Labor Costs for two annual events $71,090

Estimated Direct Cost for Print Materials, Supplies. Equipment Rentals etc
(subject to approval by SFMTA Liaison)
First annual event $4,455
Second annual event $4,455
Total Direct Cost for two annual events $8,910
Other Reimbursable Costs for Supplies/Equipment Rentals. etc.
(subject to approval by SFMTA Liaison)
Additional reimbursable expenses subject to approval by SFMTA Liaison $19,000

Total Reimbursable Cost for two annual events $19,000

Contract No. CS-157

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At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bitch bitch bitch. Moan moan moan.

It was a great day out there, you missed out.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger alai said...

And if they succeed at it, the city will save millions in traffic costs, health costs and parking construction, all while increasing quality of life.

Call it a speculative investment.


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