By Dave Tate, CPA, Esq. - Perhaps only in San Francisco. It is reported in the San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross) that the cost to construct a wheelchair ramp to make the Board of Supervisors President's podium wheelchair accessible may now cost $100,000 per foot, for a 10-foot long ramp. Total cost: as much as $1,000,000. It gets worse. The planning and actual work (which hasn't begun) have now taken four years. The disability compliant project should have been done in the 1990s, and the Supervisors may not be able to use the Board room for months after the actual work begins. Go figure.
The $100,000 per foot wheelchair ramp
Feb 27th 2008