Your Itemized Bill for Clean Up After Valentine's Day Pillow Fight

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Gil Riego, Jr.
Time is money
Yesterday, we reported that the annual Valentine's Day Pillow Fight had a much lower turnout, thanks to the winter downpour. As promised, the Public Works Department has given us an itemized bill detailing what it cost to clean up the mess of feathers.

You can find the itemized bill below.

Gloria Chan, spokeswoman with the DPW, estimated that between 300 and 600 people showed up Sunday night for the pillow-pounding fun at Justin Herman Plaza. And as with every other year, clean up crews came in after the nighttime event, picking up feathers and trash left behind.

But this year required much less manpower to pick up feathers and scrub the grounds. Fewer people participating in the pillow fight sent fewer feathers flying in the air.
As a result, the city only spent $3,510.94 for clean up. That's compared to last year when DPW shelled out $16,056.46 for sweeping, trash collection, and rinsing the plaza.

Here is this year's bill:

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mattymatt
mattymatt

Am I reading this right? It took the steamer TWELVE hours?

JE
JE

Not exactly, Matt. It took three steamers four hours.

Mark
Mark

Actually the biggest reason they had so little to do is because a few dozen people helped clean up the aftermath. This is what the plaza looked like when it was cleaned by volunteers and before the DPW were able to take out the pressure washers:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com...

pillow lover
pillow lover

I heard the actual reason the costs were so much lower this year was because a charity organization was on-site collection pillows as donations and leading volunteers in cleanup.

I guess big dollar figures and finger-wagging are the only thing that makes for news...

LS
LS

Whoever the city is paying $180 an hour to clean up feathers has the deal of a lifetime. No wonder we're in debt.

Yumfactory
Yumfactory

Thats not 180$ an hour to clean up that's 3 supervisors each paid up to 180/hr. to watch others do the work!

Jennifer Small
Jennifer Small

Hi There,

I organized the clean up. We picked up 150 bags of trash, swept the entire plaza, and stayed until 1030. We left the park nearly spotless. Please look at these pictures to see what we did: http://www.flickr.com/photos/f...

h. brown
h. brown

God darn!

You guys are pushing this 'War on Fun' thing to the extremes aren't you? Hell, I've drank with lots of you and never knew you were so tight ass. Let people party for God's sake! It's why lots of us came to SF. No Halloween in the Castro. Bay to Breakers castrated and hobbled. 'How Weird' (Burning Man folks) harassed into extinction.

You gonna be like the Salvation Army bands in the old days?

They used to go up and down the street in the slums and find trash cans with lots of empty booze bottles and play loudly in front of the house on Sunday morning.

Or, would that be too much like fun?

Lighten up or hit the road for Utah.

Go Giants!

h.

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