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San Francisco officials push to keep paying eye-popping sum for homeless camper RV spots

San Francisco leaders are pushing to extend a lease for an RV parking lot for the homeless, despite the program becoming the “most expensive homeless response intervention” initiative in the city, according to a report.

The city established a safe parking site at Candlestick Point in January 2022, with city officials saying the area could hold 155 recreational vehicles for homeless individuals, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. As of this year, however, only 35 RVs are on the lot due to a lack of electricity.

All in, the annual cost per parking spot sits at about $140,000, according to the Chronicle. A budget analysis drafter for the Board of Supervisors noted that the initiative is “by far the most expensive homeless response intervention” in San Francisco.

The city carried out a pilot program at a different location on San Jose Avenue in 2021, allowing enough space for 29 vehicles. The city spent a total of $1,793,003 on that pilot program, meaning each parking spot cost about $61,828, less than half of the cost at Candlestick Point.

The offices for Supervisors Walton and Ronen, as well PG&E and San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for additional comment.

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