The city of San Francisco is considering taking over the farmers' market at Civic Center's UN Plaza, and some people—and many vendors—are none too happy about the potential move, which could double rental fees: "The same city and its bloated bureaucracy, which had a big hand in letting the UN plaza slip into a symbolic cesspool of urban decay in the first place, now wants to manage the sole successful independently operated revitalizing factor in the area? How uh, original? The 'Heart Of The City Farmer’s Market' at UN Plaza has long been organized and managed by an independent non-profit ... They already dealt with this threat back in 1995, and here we go again, with a basically bankrupt bureaucracy that’s trying to dip [its] incompetent tentacles into something that isn’t broke, so why bother to fix it?" [MetBlogs]
Farmers Market Takeover?