SF OKs $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO – A committee of the San Francisco supervisors recommended approving a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.

Following the move Thursday, it now goes before the full board on Dec. 1 and again on Dec. 8. If it passes, Mayor Ed Lee will have 10 days to sign or veto it.

Neal Schon married “Real Housewives of D.C.” star Michaele Salahi in December 2013 at the Palace of Fine Arts with a reception at an adjacent building that once housed the Exploratorium science museum.

Schon said he agreed to pay the city $58,000 for the use, but was surprised to learn days before the wedding that he would have to pay $240,000 for the opulent event to go on. He reluctantly paid, likening the price hike to “extortion.”