San Francisco has been in the news a lot lately and not for very good reasons.
But officials in San Francisco never thought that 49ers NFL legend Joe “the Comeback Kid” Montana would toss any bad news the city’s way.
Yet now Joe Montana is suing San Francisco and the ‘crap’ reason why left jaws on the ground.
Joe Montana is a former San Francisco 49ers star.
He won MVP in the NFL twice and led the 49ers to a 100-39 record from 1979 to 1992.
Anyone who was around in the 80s and 90s knows that Montana is a big name.
A big name is upset and that means bad news
Because of this, San Francisco can’t be happy about recent events and the resulting bad publicity.
The former football star has joined with his neighbors in a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco.
That lawsuit alleges that things are getting really crappy.
Specifically, the suit claims that the city was negligent in maintaining infrastructure and that caused sewage damage to homes during recent storms.
The lawsuit came about after the group’s demands that the city make restitution fell on deaf ears.
The lawsuit says, “For many years, the city has had actual and constructive knowledge that the sewage and storm drainage system in and around the [Marina Boulevard area] cannot sufficiently handle anticipated conditions and rain events.”
Attorney Khaldoun Baghdadi says, “We don’t only trust the city to maintain the sewage infrastructure, but we pay it for doing so. When the city makes the decisions that cause raw sewage to flood homes, it is responsible for compensating residents.”
The suit is no small matter as it is being backed by fifty-eight residents, including Montana and Victor Makras, a real estate billionaire.
City officials: Don’t blame us
City officials claim that the damage wasn’t their fault because, in their telling, the weather event was the strongest storm in 170 years and couldn’t have been expected or planned for.
Jen Kwart, a spokesperson for the City Attorney’s Office says, “The intensity and duration of the storm that hit the city on Dec. 31, 2022, was almost unprecedented.”
That the city may not be able to adequately handle a rainstorm is the least of its problems.
Obscene levels of crime and drug issues have led to the closure of many large business and corporate offices in the city and residents are fleeing.
As a result, office vacancies in San Francisco have reached a 30-year high.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.