Bridges link treasure island with san francisco's commercial business
district, and is a major source of traffic generating revenue for
the city. CBS canceled the
show after six years of don johnson running about san francisco.
Johnson apparently was tired of the show.
In its most recent season, bridges generated over $10 million in
work for city production crews, and earned the city itself over
a million dollars, with more than half of that figure coming just
from rent for production facilities on treasure island.
The production also funded hundreds of thousands of dollars of police
overtime. Police will now have to find other work to keep busy,
possibly including serving and protecting.
The cancelation is also a major hit to the city's economy in general.
This year's sixth annual nashworld convention brought in nearly
$700,000 of revenue for area hotels and restaurants alone, not to
mention click through advertising revenue on the organizer's website,
which may have brought in another five dollars.
In an effort to make up for the lost revenue, the city is making
plans to erect a massive cardboard sign above the ferry building,
scrawled with the words "lost our show, anything helps, thanks and