Archive for June, 2011

FOGG Open Letter – June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

As we end the first half of 2011 there is a great deal of activity ahead of us and FOGG is preparing for the exciting and positive months ahead.

First, let us thank our supporters who helped send youngsters to Summer Kids Camp with your tax deductible donations to FOGG.  We exceeded our expectations, and many thanks also to the cooperation of the Club’s management, the Kids Camp Director, Laura Safran, and her dedicated staff.  This year we sent kids from low income housing in Chinatown, and also were able to include those from the South of Mission area.

We will do even better in 2012!

Our FOGG Treasurer, Jim Eggert, has retired from his CPA career.   We can never thank Jim enough for his years of work, and we will miss him as our Treasurer.  Jim will still offer his knowledge and assistance to FOGG on a consulting basis.

FOGG is extremely lucky to now have Mardi Kildebeck as our new Treasurer.  Mardi has extensive experience in accounting and foundation work.  Mardi has been a neighbor and an avid FOGG supporter for many years.

This brings us to our most important need – your FINANCIAL SUPPORT! (more…)

FOGG Alert – June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 8 Washington Street luxury condominium and underground parking garage project proposed to be built on our community recreational center (GGTSC) has been issued.

The DEIR is a very lengthy document and is in two parts.  Part One is the ‘Main Body.’  It is 271 pages.  You can download and view it at this link (this will take some time as it is a large file):

8 Washington St – Seawall Lot 351 Project

We ask you to read pages 64 through 68.  You can see the list of required approvals for this development to proceed.

Part Two is about ‘Recreation.’  It is 236 pages.  You can download and view it at this link (this will take some time as it is a large file):

Recreation

If you are a tennis player or swimmer, we ask you to read this.  As a minimum, please see pages 1 through 15.

FOGG asks all our supporters to read this document in the next several days.  Please feel free to ask us questions by responding to this email.

As we stated in our previous FOGG Alert, the SF Planning Commission will be hearing public testimony about this DEIR on Thursday, July 21, 2011.  Please be prepared to testify.

We will provide further updates about the approval process as it becomes available.

FOGG is sure that after you read this document, you will realize that if this project is approved, our neighborhood will be completely changed and our community recreational center as we know it will be gone.

FOGG Alert – June 14, 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

We now know that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 8 Washington Street luxury condominium and underground parking garage development proposed by San Francisco Waterfront Partners (Simon Snellgrove) will be issued on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

If you have not already requested the DEIR and would like a personal copy, either in print or CD for review and comment, please contact me no later than Friday, June 17, 2011 by email at coaches@fogg.us or call me at 415-986-2896.

Look forward to hearing from you.

As we stated previously, the DEIR will be heard before the SF Planning Commission on Thursday, July 21, 2011.  Please mark your calendar.

FOGG Alert – June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

We are reminding you that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 8 Washington Street luxury condominium and underground parking lot project will be heard by the SF Planning Commission on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Please mark your calendar.

It is necessary that our supporters are aware of this critical date, and that your participation will be needed to send a strong message of our opposition to this development proposed by San Francisco Waterfront Partners.  FOGG will provide the exact time and location of this hearing and ‘talking points’ as the date approaches.

This development will reduce our community’s recreational Center by more than 50% and significantly alter the character, building scale and open space of our neighborhood.

A reduction in recreational facilities FOGG believes would no doubt mean the end of the many family activities we now enjoy including Summer Kids Camp, USTA league tennis, tennis clinics, senior aquatic sessions, social family programs, community outreach, and much more.

Now is the time for all to get involved – vocally and financially.  All who enjoy the benefits of this one of a kind recreational Center need to participate. (more…)