On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim will introduce emergency legislation to force the city to renegotiate its deal with the NFL over the cost of hosting Super Bowl events.
A recently commissioned city budget and legislative analysis estimates the cost of San Francisco's nine days of fan festivities at nearly $5 million.
The move comes less than two weeks before the big game comes to Santa Clara on Feb. 7. While the city has been on board with hosting the festivities for years, some supervisors have complained that the mayor's office and the local group in charge of raising money for Bay Area events -- the Super Bowl Host Committee -- largely negotiated in secret.
Kim says the Board of Supervisors approved this year's city budget of just $307,843 in Super Bowl-related expenses for two departments, the Fire Department and Department of Emergency Management.
Although San Francisco often provides such services to support city events, like Gay Pride or Chinese New Year, Kim says the Super Bowl events -- which she calls "corporate private parties" -- don't count as a "civic celebration."