San Francisco Might Bury Botanical Garden Entry Fee

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011  |  Updated 9:45 AM PDT
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For months San Francisco's Recreation and Park department has been looking to make more money but now one supervisor says it is time to give money back.

Supervisor John Avalos wants the City to ditch a $7 fee for non San Francisco residents to enter the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

The fee was initially introduced to close a budget deficit but Avalos said at the time if voters approved new revenue for San Francisco, the fee should be eliminated.

Eliminating the fee could not go into effect until mid-March and Avalos says it will cost the City $80,000 to offset the lost revenue. He proposes getting the money from future property transfer revenues.

The fee is set to expire at the end of the fiscal year anyway unless the board votes to renew it.

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