Season’s Greetings – December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays & a Healthy New Year!

 It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said:  Yesterday is History…Tomorrow’s a Mystery…Today is a Gift.

In this season of giving FOGG has received many gifts of support from you our volunteers and donors that we so very much appreciate.

2013 was exciting and at times very difficult.  But in the end we prevailed because our cause and mission to preserve the one of a kind outdoor community recreational center (Bay Club at the Gateway) that is still in total operation and will be for some time to come.

2014 will have its bumps and diversions, but with your continued support and participation it will be a good year.

FOGG also wishes to thank the dedicated, hardworking staff and management of the Gateway Club.  They were under lots of pressure and uncertainty this past year.  We appreciate and respect their staying the course.

Have a great Holiday Season!

FOGG Alert – December 17, 2013

CalSTRS Looking For a Handout!! 

CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, which has spent millions on Simon Snellgrove’s 8 Washington Street high rise luxury condominium project, is now looking to have our taxpayers help fund the upcoming shortage in its unfunded liability.

They are asking for a HALF BILLION DOLLARS!!!

Where is Santa Claus when you need him?

Here is the script received from KQED’s Guy Marzorati that Joshua Johnson, their morning newscaster read about CalSTRS solvency on Monday, December 16, 2013:

“Meanwhile, California’s treasurer is warning that CalSTRS is quickly running out of money to pay teachers’ pensions.

Bill Lockyer says the fund has about another 30 years to live if nothing is done.

Lockyer says a budget expert recommends a half billion taxpayer dollars to cover its unfunded liability.

It’s unclear whether any lawmakers are considering such a payout.”

Maybe Mr. Snellgrove could return CalSTRS 8 Washington investment to make a small down payment on what could be the end of teachers’ retirement funding.

Happy Holidays to all our friends and supporters.