Earlier this week we reported on an interesting potential development regarding the city's park rangers. A Matt Smith cover story last year revealed that head park patrol officer Marcus Santiago had transformed his small force into a lucrative overtime machine -- more than doubling his take-home ... More >>
Last year, SF Weekly alum Matt Smith revealed that the San Francisco Park Patrol has been twisted into an overtime machine by -- and for -- Marcus Santiago. The head patrol officer earned upward of $85,000 on top of his $67,000 yearly salary, a feat accomplished by billing the city for 70-hour we ... More >>
Joseph SchellMarcus Santiago has been paid for a number of 70-hour-a-week, 52-week-a-year workloadsMultiple sources within the city have told SF Weekly that the Recreation and Parks Department in recent weeks has been taking steps to replace embattled Park Patrol Chief Marcus Santiago with a yet- ... More >>
This week's SF Weekly cover story "Ranger Noir" takes a close look at the law enforcement unit that covers San Francisco park facilities, and discovers an agency seemingly gone bad.Among its findings: A full-time Park Patrol supervisor holds a second, separate full-time job with the state of ... More >>
The head of the park patrol has some explaining to do.
It took a plummeting economy and disastrous wars in the Middle East to make America awful enough to rise up above centuries of racial strife with the election of Barack Obama, The Onion reported Nov. 5. In San Francisco, it has taken a half-billion-dollar budget deficit, criminals roaming with impun ... More >>