… and they more than TRIPLED the cost. I was thinking they cost $32 before for some reason. They didn’t. They cost $50 before. Well, now they cost $160. Jeez. I wonder who came up with that number? I have a sneaking suspicion it was not derived through hiring a statistician. Wow. A 320 % increase. I’m surprised they didn’t just go ahead and make it $500.
For all the handwringing that has been directed at the San Francisco housing market, this city makes a GRIP off of real estate. Be it property taxes, transfer taxes, permit fees. Or $160 for a young woman to take five seconds out of her day at the building department office in order type a block and lot number into a database, hit enter, then hit print — this city milks property owners for all it can. And then some.