Giants Celebration Cost SF $225K -- But Muni More

Initial bill to city for Giants' parade: $225,000.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: The San Francisco Giants team and organization sits on stage in front of City Hall during the Giants' victory parade and celebration on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    The celebratory parade and confetti shower along Market Street and into Civic Center Plaza last week to mark the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory cost San Francisco $225,000, according to the Mayor's Office.

    That's not counting celebratory Muni bus burnings, of course.
    The Giants paid the $1 million necessary to set up the city for the celebration, according to the San Francisco Examiner. And the extra $225,000 bill was more than offset by the "economic impact" of the parade and celebration, according to a spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee.
    "Visitor spending" pumped anywhere between $18 million and $40 million into the local economy, according to the newspaper. In other words, a lot of Panda hats and Let Timmy Smoke t-shirts.