FOGG Alert – May 6, 2010

FOGG is alerting you about a recent update on the SF Planning Department’s website.

The Northeast Embarcadero Study
Final Recommendations

COMING SOON!

The Northeast Embarcadero Study is now complete.  The study articulates public realm improvements and urban design guidelines for the west side of The Embarcadero between Market and North Point Streets. The Planning Department will have an open house, and copies of the study will be available, key recommendations will be on display, and staff will be available to answer questions.  Please check back soon to find out the date for the upcoming open house.

You can read this for yourself by clicking on this link: – NE Embarcadero Study

This means there will be NO PLANNING STAFF COMMUNITY MEETING or availability for public interaction on whatever they plan to present.

By holding an “open house” at the Planning Department’s office on Mission Street and at their discretion means the public is really locked out of the process as to the final proposed Northeast Embarcadero Plan.

This is not what one can conceivably consider a process that includes the participation and consideration of the community most directly impacted by the proposed study.

FOGG has immediately responded to the Planning Department’s posting.  Here is a portion of our response: “This process is so corrupt that we ask that you remove yourselves and defer this project as you have a serious conflict of interest.”

We are sure this process as presented by the Planning Department was not what Supervisor David Chiu intended when he first requested the Northeast Embarcadero Study.

We urge all our supporters to respond to the Planning Department proposed so-called “open house” by emailing your concerns to Kate McGee at the SF Planning Department – Kate.McGee@sfgov.org with a copy to District 3 Supervisor and Board President David Chiu – david.chiu@sfgov.org .  Please also send a copy of your response to FOGG at coaches@fogg.us.

FOGG looks forward to your rapid response.  Now is the time for all of us to rise up and show the Planning Department our unity of purpose to protect our neighborhood’s basic character, building scale, and open space.

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