FOGG Open Letter – August 23, 2011

FOGG is really pleased at the responses sent by over 50 supporters on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 8 Washington Street/Seawall 351 project for luxury condominiums and a 420 space underground parking garage to be built on the GGTSC site.

The comments sent were concise, factual and covered all the key issues: Transportation, Height Limits, Shadows, Aesthetics, Parking, Sea Water Levels, America’s Cup Races Impact, Time of Construction, Luxury Condominium Need?, and most important the loss of the City’s Only Outdoor Pool and Tennis Court Recreation Center.  The responses, when printed out, stand 2” high!!

We thank all of our FOGG supporters who took the time and effort to research the issues and submit these comments.  They clearly show how united we are in preserving our open recreational space.

The Planning Department will need a great deal of time to review all this material and prepare responses before the Planning Commission can hold the next hearing on the comment phase.

We will alert you when we know the exact date of that important Commission meeting.

FOGG also thanks those who heeded our call for critical donations to support our efforts as we move forward to hopefully end this 8 year endeavor.  It will take additional tax deductible funding to complete our task and preserve our community’s open recreational center.

FOGG’s attorney Sue Hestor and consultant Brad Paul, together with many volunteers are still hard at work in developing the needed strategies to complete our work.

We ask that you do what you can to help support FOGG and assure that the thousands of families, youngsters and seniors will still have an activity center for healthy recreation, and positive social activities.  Any amount that you can contribute will help.

You can make a real difference NOW by sending in your tax deductible donation to Friends of Golden Gateway, P.O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.  Please make your checks out to PDF/FOGG, and on the memo line write “tax deductible donation”.

Or you can donate online by clicking on the ‘Donations to FOGG’  link on this website.

FOGG knows you will continue to provide the necessary means to assist us in winning this battle.

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