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Presidio to remain open in face of possible government shutdown

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Crissy Field in San Francisco’s Presidio is seen August 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco’s Presidio Trust is reminding residents that the Presidio will remain open this weekend, despite the looming possibility of a partial government shutdown tonight.

The Presidio is federal land, but the Presidio Trust, which manages 80 percent of the land, doesn’t rely on federal funds in the same way as most agencies.

That means the popular recreation area can stay open for what’s expected to be a busy holiday weekend.

National Park Service employees, who manage 300 acres of coastline in the area, will still be furloughed if lawmakers don’t reach a deal by 9 p.m. Pacific time.

Trust employees are prepared to step in where needed, according to a news release from the trust.

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. will likely be working all day today to negotiate over the funding bill. President Trump has said he won’t sign a bill that doesn’t include funds for a border wall, something many lawmakers oppose.

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