FOGG Alert – March 6, 2012

PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING REMINDER

The Planning Commission meets Thursday, March 8, 2012 on the 8 Washington/Seawall 351 proposed development.

The Hearing will begin at 10:00 am.  It is at City Hall – Supervisors Legislative Chambers, Room 250.

We need your help.  This is your time to contribute and fight to save our community’s open recreational space.

Here is some pertinent information on meeting procedures (thanks to our attorney, Sue Hestor)

Be Prompt/Early to get seats.  Doors should be open by 9:45am.

Make sure you fill out Speakers Card if testifying – President will call out names.

Tentative schedule of Hearing:

Brief Presentation by Environmental Staff on EIR Certification

Possible Presentation by Recreation & Park Staff – Shadows on Sue Bierman Park

Presentation by Planning Staff – 8 Washington/Seawall Lot 351 project

Possible presentation by Port Staff

Presentation by Developer

Two 15 minute blocks of “organized opposition” testimony – FOGG & Ferry Building

After that – Public Testimony on EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) adequacy

Shadow Limit

Building height increase

Conditional Use

Aspects of the project

All testimony must be in 3 minute segments by testifiers.  This is the first and last opportunity for the public to speak.

Be prepared and ready to speak when your name is called.  There will be a great number of speakers on both sides, so stand in line when your name is first called. (President’s discretion).  At your turn move to the rostrum and speak directly into mike. Try not to read off of paper if possible – Remember you only have 3 minutes.

You still have time to review our TALKING POINTS by going to our FOGG Talking Points link on this website.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions by replying to this email.  We are all in this together and we want you to be prepared.

Will look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

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