Park in Pelosi’s district slated to receive $200M probed by top GOP senator

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The Presidio National Park in San Francisco is required by its trust to be financially self-sufficient.

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First on Granthshala: managing committee John Barrasso, R-Vy.O., ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. investigated the National Park Trust House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-caliph., District on its federally required financial self-sufficiency.

Barrasso sent a letter to the president of the Presidio Trust, Lynn Benioff, about the trust’s federal financial obligations.

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The Presidio Trust in San Francisco oversees the national park and according to the law establishing the trust, it must be financially self-sufficient.

SF Park in its District Set to Receive $200 Million from Major Pelosi Donor Taxpayers

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“The Presidio Trust Act states that the Presidio of San Francisco must be financially self-sufficient and not receive funding from the American taxpayer,” Barrasso wrote. “The Presidio Trust website further confirms this by stating that the park is managed ‘at no cost to taxpayers’.”

Barrasso said that “taxpayers’ $200 million” had been earmarked for Park by Pelosi and House Democrat leaders “as part of their reckless tax and spending budget legislation” and referenced a Granthshala News article in which the Trust had several board members. – including Benioff – are major Pelosi donors.

The senator requested Benioff to answer a list of questions about the trust’s financial obligations, asking whether the Presidio is “currently self-sustaining in accordance with its commitments and legislation” and if the park is “funded for maintenance to tenants”. and deferred maintenance of the facility.”

He also asked the board to provide its “plan” for hundreds of millions of dollars of funding, as well as a “full account of deferred maintenance within the Presidio” and a list of current park tenants.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with fellow Democrats at a news conference

The board of the Presidio Trust includes several Democratic donors who have cumulatively given hundreds of thousands of dollars to pro-Pelosi efforts over the years.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill told Granthshala News in a phone call Thursday that the park predates current board members and that the Presidio National Park has been a legislative hallmark of the speaker’s congressional career.

Hamill also rejected the idea that the donors on the board had nothing to do with Park’s proposal to receive $200 million in taxpayer dollars, calling it a “silly thing done out of disbandment” and Pelosi. Known for “preserving the Presidio in his life in public service”.

The Presidio Trust did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Granthshala News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.


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