There is one group of people that benefits from this, namely developers, home owners, and commuters in the Bay Area.
There is another group of people that pays for this, namely state and federal tax payers.
The Bay Area produces a hell of a lot more in tax revenue to the state and country than it uses. You should be thanking them. If they want to spend their tax money this way, who are you to say they shouldn't?
If you want to complain, complain about states like Kentucky, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi that are costing those of us that live in productive cities a fortune keeping them in mobility scooters, oxycontin and Confederate flags.