Let's cut to the chase: There will be NO economic benefit to hosting the G-20 summit. In fact, it will be a drain on city resources. The people attending the summit will pay no attention to the location, and they will not circulate freely during their brief stay here. It's just another convention center and another hotel. Anyone who thinks it's more than that is dreaming.
Meanwhile, it's funny to see officials hustling to put up a false front by decorating empty storefronts and cleaning things up. Next: Round up the homeless and relocate them to Oakland for a few days.
What a waste.