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Pelosi's new digs....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Pelosi

    Remember next November!!!!!!

    Pelosi Paying $18K a Month for New San Francisco Office

    June 14, 2010
    By Paul Singer
    Roll Call Staff

    Last fall, Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved her district office into the new federal building in San Francisco. The move quadrupled the rent she pays, and her new $18,736 monthly bill is almost double the next-highest rental paid by a Member of the House.

    A database assembled by the Sunlight Foundation in cooperation with Roll Call provides new insight into Congressional spending on district office rents. Not surprisingly, Members from large urban districts with the highest property values are paying the most for district office rental, particularly New York–area Members.

    But even in these high-rent districts, Pelosi’s new digs blow away the competition.

    The next highest monthly office rent belongs to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D), who occupies an office in a federal building in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo neighborhood for just under $10,600. Rep. José Serrano (D) paid $10,350 a month last year for an office in the Bronx, but he recently moved into a new building where the first month’s rent was only $9,583, his spokesman said Friday.

    Democratic Reps. Doris Matsui (Sacramento), Stephen Lynch (Boston) and Diane Watson (Los Angeles) all pay $9,000 to $10,000 a month for district offices.

    Pelosi’s spokesman said the high price of the Speaker’s new office is partly due to her need for additional space — she had been in her prior office for more than 20 years — and new security needs that go along with being the Speaker of the House.

    “San Francisco is one of the most densely populated cities in the country and, of course, office space rents are some of the highest, on average, in the country,” said Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s press secretary.

    “After being based in the Burton Federal Building for over 20 years, we were no longer able to meet the needs of San Franciscans in the existing space. The new office space is 3,075 square feet, nearly a third larger than the old space, which was of inadequate size. Additionally, the new building is more centrally located, right off of Market Street, which allows for easier access for constituents via public transportation,” Hammill said. Pelosi’s old office was about a half mile away, near San Francisco’s city hall.

    Hammill added: “As Speaker, the security needs are different. The new San Francisco Federal Building offers enhanced security features, which were a major factor in the decision to move offices.”
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't see a problem with this. Storage space for all her booze is going to cost a lot.
     
  3. halfmile

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    It would be wise if she didn't get too comfortable or have too much stuff for when she moves to the back room of a gas station.

    HM
     
  4. GunDr

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    What happens when her ass gets booted next Nov?

    And, if she nees security...Alcatraz can be opened.
     
  5. shot410ga

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    She will never be booted out in her district. Never, never, never.........
     
  6. Paladin

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    Ya, right. And Massachusetts will "never" elect a Republican to replace 'burning in hell' Kennedy. Ya, right...



    Pelosi and Reid have some of the LOWEST approval numbers on record.
     
  7. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, $6 per square foot is probably not all that bad in S.F., especially on a triple net basis...that would include all the utilities and we all know how expensive electricity in California is...plus property taxes for the building, taxes on the owners income (city, county, state, fed) etc etc etc...

    I'm no fan of hers, so save it. On the republican side, we'd be better off making our noise about something truly egregious....

    But really, $6 per square doesn't sound too much out of line.
     
  8. Ahab

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    In defense of Ted Kennedy ... he has been sober for almost 10 months now!
     
  9. daddiooo

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    She probably signed a 20 year lease so the taxpayers are on the hook no matter what happens to her wrinkled old ass. Add to that the cost of her jet, wardrobe, staff allowance, Washington DC condo, driver and limos, expense account....hell it's more that the national debt of a small nation.

    I'd almost be afraid to see what that number looks like.
     
  10. bigdogtx

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    Jeff, I must disagree,,,,with our country in the shape it is and individuals cutting back,,,,there IN NO NEED for this,,,,it could have waited until after November,,,,who will pay the lease if she is DEFEATED????
     
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    Most likely if she is defeated the space will be used by her replacement.

    Eric
     
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