Archive for July, 2012

FOGG Open Letter – July 26, 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

A New Beginning!

FOGG once more must thank those volunteers and donors who helped make the petition drive for signatures to put a referendum on the ballot a success.

 31,371 SIGNATURES!!

An amazing effort by hundreds of our FOGG supporters who worked tirelessly for 29 days and many hours to sign up registered San Francisco voters.

As one professional petition worker said “I have never seen a group of volunteers work so hard and enthusiastically on a petition drive before.”    (more…)

FOGG Open Letter – July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

A TIME TO CELEBRATE!!

This Open Letter is for the many volunteers who spent hours upon hours and much energy in obtaining the needed required signatures for the ballot referendum.  We also want to thank the large number of donors who supported our efforts. (more…)

FOGG Alert – July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Tomorrow’s Press Conference

To the volunteers who have spent so many hours of your own time obtaining signatures for the referendum, and those who have made donations to the cause we offer our sincerest thanks and our deepest appreciation for your efforts. 

You now have the opportunity to take part in wrapping up the petition effort by attending the press conference to announce our results on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:00pm, on the steps of City Hall, main entrance (Polk Street). (more…)

TURN IN YOUR PETITIONS BY 9:00 PM – WEDNESDAY

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

TURN IN YOUR PETITIONS BY 9:00 PM – WEDNESDAY!

Thanks for all the hard work.  We are encouraged by how many supporters are continuing to gather signatures right down to the deadline. (more…)

FOGG Alert – July 16, 2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012

PETITION DRIVE – FINAL DAYS!

 We are down to the FINAL DAYS of the Petition Drive.

 FOGG thanks all of you who have given so much time and effort these past several weeks. (more…)

FOGG Alert – July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13th, 2012

PETITION DRIVE – FINAL WEEKEND!

We are down to the FINAL WEEKEND of the Petition Drive. (more…)

FOGG Alert – July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

PETITION DRIVE – ONE WEEK TO GO!

There are only 7 days to go to gather signatures of registered San Francisco voters before the deadline. (more…)

FOGG Memo – July 10, 2012

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

SATURDAY’S RALLY – THE VIDEO

We are pleased to share with you this video from last Saturday’s Rally.  You will find it very informative.  It’s about 8 minutes in length.

Speakers include Jon Golinger, Aaron Peskin and District 3 Supervisor and Board President David Chiu.

Rally Video

Thanks to Marian for putting it together.

FOGG ALERT – July 8, 2012

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

PETITION DRIVE – SATURDAY’S RALLY

We are pleased to report that many of our supporters were at Saturday’s Rally.  We are also pleased to report that new people have joined the cause, and we thank them. (more…)

FOGG ALERT – July 6, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

PETITION DRIVE – NEED YOUR HELP NOW

We are in crunch time with our Petition Referendum effort.  There are only 12 days to go to gather signatures of registered San Francisco voters.

We need your help now.  Please join our effort.

Please see this following note from former District 3 Supervisor and Board President Aaron Peskin.  He is working alongside all of our supporters and we want to share his email with you.

From: Aaron Peskin

Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 9:32:47 PM

Subject: MOBILIZE THIS SATURDAY TO PUT THE 8 WASHINGTON PROJECT “WALL ON THE WATERFRONT” ON THE BALLOT — LET’S MAKE HISTORY!

Dear Friend,

Over the last two weeks, hundreds of people from across San Francisco have joined forces to do something that hasn’t been done in more than two decades: qualify a voter referendum for the San Francisco ballot to give the people a chance to decide whether an ill-conceived Board of Supervisors-approved ordinance should become law or be repealed.

On June 20th, the Mayor unfortunately signed an ordinance that – unless we qualify this referendum – would begin to profoundly and detrimentally reshape San Francisco’s historic waterfront by enacting the first big upzoning of the northern San Francisco waterfront in modern history. The upzoning of a portion of the northern waterfront for the proposed 8 Washington Project’s high-rise luxury condo complex would take us back to the bad-old-days when we had a hulking mass called “The Embarcadero Freeway” creating a gigantic wall on the waterfront. The proposed spot upzoning for the 8 Washington Project would actually create a wall more than 50 feet HIGHER than the old Embarcadero Freeway was.

This is an historic shift in direction for San Francisco — and something that the voters should get to consider and decide before it becomes the law of the land.

But that will only happen if you join us now.

This Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 am at 15 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, an historic coalition of neighborhood groups, tenants, seniors, and environmental leaders from across San Francisco will gather together as we mobilize to kick-start the second phase of the No Wall on the Waterfront Referendum Petition drive.  Already, hundreds of people have collected thousands of petition signatures in less than two weeks. But to reach our goal of 28,000 signatures by Thursday, July 19, we need everyone who cares about San Francisco’s future to lend a hand.

Please join us.

FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE 8 WASHINGTON PROJECT’S “WALL ON THE WATERFRONT”! LET THE VOTERS DECIDE! 

THE PEOPLE WANT YOU TO JOIN THE FIGHT: COME TO A HISTORIC MOBILIZATION THIS SATURDAY AS WE BEGIN THE FINAL 11 DAYS OF A PETITION DRIVE TO PUT THE 8 WASHINGTON “SPOT-ZONING” REFERENDUM ON BALLOT

THIS SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012 10:00 AM NO WALL ON THE NORTHEAST WATERFRONT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS

15 COLUMBUS AVENUE SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 www.NoWallOnTheWaterfront.com

415-894-7008