FOGG ALERT – May 18, 2012


FOGG wishes to thank the dozens of Supporters who gave testimony at the Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Board of Supervisors meeting.  Our team was well organized and presented factual and important testimony.  It couldn’t have been better.

FOGG must also recognize the many letters and emails you sent in support of FOGG, and signing the online petition form.  It is not too late to add your name to the over 1,100 people who have already shown their support.  You can sign the Petition at this link.  Stop 8 Washington Petition

Our District Three Supervisor and Board President, David Chiu, deserves a special “Thank You” for his efforts in asking important questions of the Planning Department, and the developer’s attorney, that they had a difficult time trying to answer.

In spite of his efforts our two appeals went down by a vote of 8 – 3, at the Board of Supervisors.  The majority were in lock step with the developer, while President Chiu did have the support of Supervisors Campos and Avalos.

We must accept what has happened.  This is a setback.  FOGG however is confident that we will prevail.  We need your support, so please stay with us.

There are several options available to us and our volunteers are pursuing them vigorously.  We will keep you advised as our actions unfold in the coming days.

Important meetings are occurring soon that we want you to be aware of.  Here is the upcoming schedule.  We ask that you participate and state your position.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 3:15pm.  Port Commission meeting on the financial deal & approval of the development.

Monday, June 4, 2012, 1:00pm.  Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Mar, Cohen, Wiener).  Issues to be considered are the Height Increase in the Northeast Waterfront Area Plan for the 8 Washington Street/Seawall Lot 351 development and Height Increase in Zoning Map.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 10:00am.  Board of Supervisors Budget/Finance Subcommittee (Chu, Avalos, Kim).  Issue to be considered is the SF Port financial deal for the 8 Washington Street/Seawall Lot 351 development.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 2:00pm.  Board of Supervisors.  Issues to be considered are the SF Port financial deal (from Budget & Finance) and the General Plan Amendment – Height Increase in Northeast Waterfront Area Plan and Height Increase in Zoning Map – First Reading (from Land Use Committee)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 2:00pm.  Board of Supervisors.  Height Increase in Zoning Map- Second Reading.

If this schedule is completed and the issues pass, project approval could go to Mayor for signature as early as the SAME DAY, Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

FOGG will continue to work at 100% with our thousands of supporters to preserve our community’s open recreational center and provide a real positive plan to better the Embarcadero Northeast Waterfront.

We need everyone’s support, and look forward to your comments.

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