FOGG Alert – January 12, 2012


Thanks to our steely eyed attorney Sue Hestor, we found that the Planning Department did not post the required public announcement of the January 19, 2012 hearing for the proposed 8 Washington project in the newspaper 20 days before the hearing date.

Sue, with the assistance of former City Attorney Louise Renee, immediately notified the Planning Department of the omission.  This means further delay in scheduling a new hearing date, which we are sure is not good news for Mr. Snellgrove, and his CalSTRS partners, who are funding this unneeded condominium project for the very, very rich.

Therefore, the Public Notice Announcement on the Club fence is NO LONGER CORRECT.

Another sign that the momentum is moving in our direction was the excellent turnout at FOGG’s informational meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at L’Olivier restaurant.  Over 50 supporters attended to hear our attorney Sue Hestor, consultant Brad Paul, FOGG volunteer Bob Iwersen, and District Three Supervisor and Board President, David Chiu give a thorough and detailed presentation of current actions and plans.

We thank L’Olivier for allowing us to use their dining room for our meeting and all the extra help they provided.  They were a major contributor to our successful meeting.

Space is limited to cover all our speakers had to say.  Thanks to FOGG volunteer Theo Armour we have a video of this meeting.  It will soon be available and we will let you know when it is ready for viewing.  The questions from the audience and the responses made the evening a success.  It shows us the depth and breadth of support we have.

For those who attended this meeting and offered to help FOGG in our cause, please contact us by replying to  We need your help now in forming several working groups on the topics we discussed.

But Friends & Supporters, the efforts and time given to our gaining traction does NOT COME FREE!  FOGG needs your tax deductible financial help NOW.  Please give us your support in whatever amount you can afford.

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.

With your help we will continue to save and preserve our community’s outdoor tennis and swim recreational center (GGT&SC) for the thousands of middle class families, youth and seniors for many years to come.

FOGG knows we can count on your generosity and support.

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