Questions are being raised over the price tag of a public toilet in San Francisco.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the single toilet is costing the city $1.7 million. It will be located near 24th Street in Noe Valley’s main commercial corridor.
Supervisors said they got the funding from the state budget to build the restroom per requests of families in the area.
In a joint statement issued to the newspaper, the Park and Rec Department of Public Works said there are several reasons for the costs, including the cost to build in the city and the rising construction costs for materials.
“It’s crazy. It’s just sort of an artifact of everything going crazy in the city,” said former San Francisco resident, Michael Papanek. “How could it possibly be 1.7 million dollars?”
There was supposed to be an announcement by state and local public officials Wednesday, proclaiming their success in securing the funding from the state.