FOGG Alert – February 6, 2012

The Planning Commission hearing for the 8 Washington /Seawall Lot 351 Environmental Impact Report (EIR) scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012 has been rescheduled.

The new date is Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00am, Room 400, City Hall.

Thanks to our attorney, Sue Hestor, and our team of volunteers we have been able to keep the pressure on, and keep the 8 Washington/Seawall Lot 351 developer and his supporters wondering if they can ever accomplish their misbegotten plans that will benefit no one but them.  They hide behind the statement “…reconnecting San Francisco with its waterfront”.  This project is really a wall along the waterfront with a gated community behind it for the ultra-rich.

We continue to wonder whether the teachers whose retirement contributions given to CalSTRS for future security will ever get their money back.  CalSTRS, as you know, is underwriting this project.

The destruction of our community recreational center with nine tennis courts and two swimming pools must be prevented.  This facility, for nearly 50 years, has provided thousands of middle class families, their children and the seniors a safe, affordable and family friendly environment.  There are other outdoor recreational centers but none like this one.

FOGG’s mission is to save this open recreational space.  We have been working tirelessly since August 2003 and will continue until we win.

We need your financial support NOW to continue the successful efforts by our team of professionals (attorney Sue Hestor, consultant Brad Paul) and our volunteers.

Please send your tax deductible donation to Friends of Golden Gateway, P.O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.  Please make your checks out to PDF/FOGG, and on the memo line write “tax deductible donation”.

Or you can donate online by clicking on the Donations to FOGG lind on this website.

Thank you for allowing FOGG to continue this battle to preserve open recreational space needed for our middle class families.

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