WHAT IS THE PORT TRYING TO HIDE???
The SF Port (and the 8 Washington Street developer) has once again shown their true colors.
They don’t want to bother hearing public input.
They have scheduled a SF PORT COMMISSION HEARING FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 AT 9:00AM TO APPROVE THE PROJECT AND PUBLIC TRUST LAND EXCHANGE.
This is THE DAY AFTER the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:00PM hearing to consider certifying the EIR and addressing the issues raised in FOGG’s Appeal of the Conditional Use.
Then ONE HOUR AFTER THE SF PORT COMMISSION HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 AT 10:00AM the Board of Supervisors Budget/ Finance Committee (Supervisors Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim) will hold the Board’s ONLY public hearing on the Financial Terms of the SF Port’s deal with the 8 Washington Street developer (Purchase & Sales Agreement, Trust Exchange).
This compressed schedule was requested by the SF Port Director Monique Moyer.
This is PREPOSTEROUS.
Having a SF Port hearing at 9:00AM and the Board of Supervisors’ ONLY hearing on the deal’s financial terms RIGHT AFTERWARDS at 10:00AM THE SAME DAY means there is literally no opportunity for the public OR THE SUPERVISORS to read or understand what the SF Port and the developer negotiated. There also won’t be time for the Board’s Budget Analyst to prepare a report to the Board on the Port’s complex financial deal with the developer.
WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE?
In your next email, letter or phone call to the Board of Supervisors, please protest this outrageous scheduling move by SF Port Director Moyer and the 8 Washington Street developer, along with the MANY other good reasons to oppose the 8 Washington Street luxury condominium project.
The Port and the developer are making an attempt to PREVENT the public and Board of Supervisors from fully vetting this complex deal. It takes $25 million in future property taxes away from the City and gives $5 million BACK to the developer for the ‘public improvements’ he’s using to ‘sell’ the project. It gives $20 million of City tax revenue to the SF Port for its capital projects. This City revenue should be paying for city services, teachers, fire fighters. This is what the SF Port doesn’t want us to talk about until AFTER the Board has committed to the project.
DON’T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS!
WE NEED YOUR HELP. HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. EMAIL, WRITE AND CALL ALL ELEVEN Board of Supervisors to express your opinion about the 8 Washington Street project and the way the SF Port is trying to JAM its financial deal through the Board of Supervisors without any chance for debate.
Please see the ‘Board of Supervisors – How to Contact’ link on this website.
Please send a copy of your email to FOGG at email@example.com.
2. ATTEND THE TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 Board of Supervisors EIR/CU hearing at 4:00pm, Room 250, City Hall.
3. SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION that goes to ALL ELEVEN Supervisors.
You can sign the Petition at this link: Stop 8 Washington Petition
Please ACT NOW.