Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board approves reimbursing vendors displaced by Super Bowl City

Street artists and food vendors displaced by Super Bowl 50 in and around Justin Herman Plaza for 24 days stand to receive a reimbursement of up to $600 each under legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors 8-2 Tuesday, which created a $100,000 Super Bowl impact fund.

“San Francisco is The City that knows how to take care of our own tenants,” said Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the proposal along with Supervisor Jane Kim.

Supervisor Katy Tang opposed the measure, along with Supervisor Scott Wiener. Tang said The City needs to wait to learn the economic impact of hosting the event, and Wiener said the fund too narrowly benefited “one class of merchants” when others were impacted, like those in the Castro, a neighborhood he represents.
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