Archive for August, 2012

FOGG Alert – August 31, 2012

Friday, August 31st, 2012

ACTION!!  – Attend the Supervisors Meeting – Tuesday, September 4

The SF Board of Supervisors will be meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  As you are aware, the Supervisors at that meeting will be re-voting whether to repeal the 8 Washington Waterfront Height Limit Increase Ordinance (104-12).  The Board had previously approved this Ordinance on an 8-3 vote.  The Ordinance cannot be amended.  It has to be a yes or no vote.  Or, the Supervisors could defer this vote to a future Board meeting.

We need your help.  FOGG asks you to attend this meeting. (more…)

FOGG Alert – August 26, 2012

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

ACTION!! – City Hall Press Conference – Wednesday, August 29!!

 “No Wall”, FOGG and our supporters are holding a Press Conference this coming Wednesday, August 29, 2012.  The Press Conference begins at 11:00am on the City Hall steps, Polk Street entrance. (more…)

FOGG Alert – August 24, 2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

ACTION! Supervisors Re-Vote, Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FOGG wants to advise you of the upcoming SF Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Following the official certification of the Waterfront Referendum petitions signatures earlier this month, the Board has scheduled the required “re-vote” on the height limit increase Ordinance for this meeting. (more…)

FOGG Alert – August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

State Lands Commission Buckles Under

As expected, the State Lands Commission voted in favor of the SF Port to transfer Seawall Lot 351 – Public Trust land – for a parcel on the proposed 8 Washington Street luxury condominium project.

Bending to the pressures of high stake donors and politicos, mainly Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the Commission voted 2-0 with one abstention.  Newsom, we understand, was insistent that the vote be taken now.  You can read more in this recent SF Bay Guardian article.  Article

His pressure tactics disregarded the fact that over 31,000 citizens of San Francisco from every District signed a petition to put a referendum on the ballot, which will probably not occur until November, 2013.

FOGG questions the legality of the State Lands Commission actions.  Former SF City attorney Louise Renne made this clear in her August 7, 2012 letter to the Commissioners when she wrote “you do not have a currently valid 8 Washington Street/SWL351 project before you for consideration.  Approvals of the project are suspended by law.”

FOGG supporters will not be deterred by such political power antics as we continue to focus on our mission.  It just heightens the energy level and feeds our efforts to succeed.

We will keep you updated as this action continues to evolve.  We look forward to your comments.

FOGG Alert – August 1, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

YOU DID IT – PETITIONS VERIFIED!

THE REFERENDUM HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BALLOT!

The SF Department of Elections today sent the official Certification letter for the “Referendum Against Ordinance 104-12, 8 Washington Street Initiative Petition.” (more…)