Being an accountant isn't usually compared to combat soldiering. But, in San Francisco, the city's Budget Analyst's office knows theirs is not to make reply, theirs is not to reason why, theirs is but to do and die.
So while the America's Cup Powers That Be shocked the city by abruptly announcing that the deal currently on the table is not acceptable — and a new one must be hammered out by Friday or they're sailing out of town — the Budget Analyst is still tweaking the numbers on that doomed deal and presenting them today.
“We were given an assignment by the Budget and Finance Committee to report on the the latest proposed host agreement,” said Budget Analyst Harvey Rose. “We are still working on it as we speak. We will issue our report [Monday] morning.”