This was covered in local papers today. The most stunning of comments from Sacramento:
"That said, this is the public's bridge and they deserve this once-in-a-century opportunity to walk on their bridge. If it takes some public dollars to make it a safe event, then so be it. I'm not going to second-guess the experts about what that should cost." Web Link
I'm not sure why anyone needs to "walk on their bridge" rather than drive over their bridge. And isn't it good to know no one will "second-guess the experts" about costs. Why not just charge each of the 125,000 participants $45 and cover the whole tab?
Doesn't Governor Brown's train to nowhere or those tunnels need some funding? Aren't there any highways in need of repair?