Local officials were set to gather on Wednesday in San Francisco's Noe Valley Town Square to celebrate their latest win

a single public toilet that will cost as much as $1.7 million to build and won't be completed until 2025.

But the celebration was canceled after a San Francisco Chronicle columnist highlighted the "mind-boggling" and "maddening" details of the project.

California Assemblyman Matt Haney told the newspaper that he now considers the price tag "inexplicable."

"When Rec and Park first told us the number, it sounded shockingly high to me," Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department told Fox News Digital that the exorbitantly high cost is due to "onerous demands and unpredictable costs levied by PG&E,

construction costs that have skyrocketed 20% to 30% in the past two years, and employment of workers who are being paid a living wage with benefits.

"It’s also important to note that public projects and their overall cost estimates don’t just reflect the price of erecting structures,"  the spokesperson said.