California orders Google to move 'mystery' barge

Google must move a mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a California state official said Monday.
Published: February 3, 2014
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California tells Google to move ‘mystery’ barge in San Francisco

Google must move a mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official said Monday.

The notice came after the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission investigated numerous complaints about construction of the floating, four-story building, commission executive director Larry Goldzband said.

The investigation found that neither the Treasure Island Development Authority nor the city of San Francisco had applied for required permits for the work to be done at the site and could face fines and enforcement proceedings.

Goldzband said Google can resolve the issue by moving the barge to one of the fully permitted construction facilities in the San Francisco Bay.