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Pelosi Pays $18K A Month For SF Office

From Roll Call:

This artist’s rendering depicts the new federal building in San Francisco that now houses the offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The building is an award-winning “green” design that saves on energy costs and is centrally located, according to Pelosi’s spokesman.

Pelosi Paying $18K a Month for New San Francisco Office

By Paul Singer
June 14, 2010

Last fall, Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved her district office into the new federal building in San Francisco. The move quadrupled the rent she pays, and her new $18,736 monthly bill is almost double the next-highest rental paid by a Member of the House

Pelosi’s new digs blow away the competition.

The next highest monthly office rent belongs to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D), who occupies an office in a federal building in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo neighborhood for just under $10,600. Rep. José Serrano (D) paid $10,350 a month last year for an office in the Bronx, but he recently moved into a new building where the first month’s rent was only $9,583, his spokesman said Friday…

Pelosi’s spokesman said the high price of the Speaker’s new office is partly due to her need for additional space — she had been in her prior office for more than 20 years — and new security needs that go along with being the Speaker of the House

“After being based in the Burton Federal Building for over 20 years, we were no longer able to meet the needs of San Franciscans in the existing space. The new office space is 3,075 square feet, nearly a third larger than the old space, which was of inadequate size. Additionally, the new building is more centrally located, right off of Market Street, which allows for easier access for constituents via public transportation,” Hammill said

The new federal building is also an award-winning “green” design, “consuming less than half the power of a standard office tower, saving taxpayer funds on utility costs,” Hammill said

Isn’t it funny how much ‘green’ being green always turns out to cost?

By the way, does Ms. Pelosi also insist on flying back and forth to San Francisco every weekend with her friends and family on her government supplied Boeing 757 because of her concerns for the environment?

Rep. Heath Shuler appears to be paying the lowest rent in Congress: $400 per month to Buncombe County for an office in Asheville, N.C….

Yeah, but we’re talking about Nancy ‘Queen Bee’ Pelosi here.

Not some country bumpkin from ‘fly-over country.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Pelosi Pays $18K A Month For SF Office”

  1. 64dodger says:

    $73.12 per square foot. Compare that to what you are paying for office space.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “Rep. Heath Shuler appears to be paying the lowest rent in Congress”

    I’m surprised they left out the D at the end of his name. It would seem to be the bright spot for the demos in this otherwise damning article.

  3. Enthalpy says:

    Did someone mention that Mrs. Pelosi is contemptuous of her constituents? That would be them and us.

  4. proreason says:

    If only we could make our queen’s life even more comfortable.

    After all, she is only trying to make life better for the little people.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    She makes me physically sick.

    • jholl says:

      I’m with you, Rusty. She makes me physically sick as well. She is a true nightmare. Impeachment is my first thought whenever I think about her, which is always more than I care to.

    • mr_bill says:

      I don’t think impeachment when I see her, I think of Dorothy melting the witch in “The Wizard of Oz,” seriously. Very much agree on the physically sick feeling.

  6. fallingpianos says:

    Pelosi’s spokesman said the high price of the Speaker’s new office is partly due to her need for additional space…

    No doubt due to Pelosi’s personal contribution to our obesity epidemic in the noggin department.

    …and new security needs that go along with being the Speaker of the House…

    Yeah, ’cause so many people want to kill her, right? Why, they’ve even made a movie about Pelosi’s demise! Oh wait…

  7. NoNeoCommies says:

    What do you mean “She pays”?

  8. canary says:

    Pelosi’s new green office doesn’t look very earthquake proof. Looks like it could blow over in a strong wind.


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