Archive for March, 2017

FOGG Open Letter – March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

SF Chronicle Article – March 9, 2017 – Worth a Read

The David Talbot article in the March 9, 2017 SF Chronicle, about his interview with former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos is worth a read.  The interview is over a bowl of matzo ball soup.

The former Mayor, who has been a strong FOGG supporter, gives his insight into some of the happenings in San Francisco and some thoughts about what could happen next.

FOGG thought you would enjoy David’s interview with former Mayor Art Agnos. You may read it at this link.

SF Chronicle Article March 9, 2017

FOGG particularly enjoyed former Mayor Agnos’ comments about former Mayor and now Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, and his State Lands Commission lawsuit against the City, concerning Proposition B.

Proposition B passed overwhelmingly in 2014, giving the voters of San Francisco the right to decide if present height limits on the waterfront could be increased.

Proposition B has worked well as voters have already approved additional height limits at Pier 70, and the SF Giants development project.

FOGG looks forward to continuing the fight to preserve open recreational space, not only the Bay Club – The Gateway, but along our precious waterfront.

We thank David for his fine writing effort.  There is nothing like a warm bowl of matzo ball soup to sooth the nerves.

FOGG Open Letter – March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

2017 Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program – Update 1

Thanks to many of you, we have made a good beginning to the fund raising efforts for our Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program.  We still have a way to go so that more boys and girls from low income housing areas can attend this wonderful summer Program of family friendly fun.

Remember, we cannot sign up the youngsters without having the donations available.

As you know, the Bay Club matches every dollar FOGG can raise, so we can double the number of kids who can attend the Program.

Now is a good time for those of you still thinking about making a tax deductible donation to do so.  The earlier we can collect the bucks the sooner we can sign up the boys and girls (5-12 years) who are looking forward to this one of a kind summer program.

Please send your summer Kids Camp Scholarship Program tax deductible donations to PDF/FOGG, P.O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.  On the memo line write “2017 Scholarship Fund.”

Should you prefer to donate online, you can do so at this website.  Click on the ‘Donate to 2017 Summer Kids Camp’ yellow donation button.

Let us continue our successful Scholarship fund drive by making your donation today.

FOGG Alert – March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

SF Port Waterfront Plan Working Group Land Use Meeting Notice

The San Francisco Port Waterfront Plan Working Group Land Use Subcommittee will be meeting in the Pier 1 Conference Room, located on the Embarcadero at Washington Street, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

There will be a discussion and open testimony on “Activation of Port Open Spaces.”

The SF Port’s Meeting Agenda can be read at this link:  SF Port Meeting Agenda

It is of interest to FOGG and members of the Bay Club – The Gateway, as there is much reference to open recreational space on the San Francisco waterfront.

We suggest your attendance and testimony in support of keeping the waterfront open to the public and the improvement of recreational space.

FOGG looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this meeting, and to provide testimony if you wish.

Looking forward to seeing you there!