FOGG Alert – March 15, 2015

State Lands Commission Case Against the City – March 25!!

The State Lands Commission (SLC), together with the SF Chamber of Commerce and a number of developers, have brought a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco.

The purpose of the lawsuit is to overturn the June, 2014 Proposition B ballot measure, which was overwhelmingly approved by the voters of San Francisco.

If you recall, Proposition B requires voter approval to allow any development on SF Port property to exceed existing height limits.

The lawsuit will be heard on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 beginning at 2:00 PM.

Location is SF Superior Court, located at 400 McAllister Street, at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets. Judge Suzanne Bolanos will be presiding. The room will be announced when available.

Under SLC’s extreme view, neither the voters, nor the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, or Mayor have any say over waterfront issues. Is the current Lieutenant Governor, and former Mayor of San Francisco, who is a sitting member of the SLC behind all this?

While FOGG isn’t a direct participant in this lawsuit, it is of concern to us if the Judge rules in favor of the SLC. This could allow the 8 Washington Street high rise luxury condominium developer, Simon Snellgrove, to propose another high rise development that exceeds the present 84 feet height limit at that site. Our community’s existing outdoor recreational center (The Bay Club At The Gateway) would be demolished.

FOGG urges as many of our supporters who can attend this hearing to show the court our solidarity with those who supported the Proposition B vote.

FOGG will advise our supporters when we get notified of the room number for the hearing. And, we will keep you updated with any new information about this lawsuit.

 

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