FOGG Open Letter-November 20, 2017


This is the 14th FOGG Thanksgiving we are celebrating with you!  We cannot believe we’ve been together for so long.

Thanks to your support during these 14 years, our community’s recreational club, Bay Club – The Gateway is still here, as was intended decades ago.  Our club continues to provide a healthful environment for our many families, children, seniors and almost anyone who wants to be there.

FOGG’s Summer Kids Camps Scholarship Program completed its 7th year, and was again a success for those youngsters from low income housing areas who attended.

We thank the staffs at the Chinatown Development Community Center (CDCC), and the Booker T. Washington Center (BTWC) for their cooperation in selecting the youngsters to attend the Kids Camp Program.   These kids enjoyed the swimming, tennis, and many other social activities provided by the Club’s professional staff and volunteers.

We added to our many Kids Camps corporation supporters Safeway Foundation and Pier 39, and sincerely thank them for joining us.  FOGG looks forward to additional support in the coming 2018 summer program.

In our FOGG Alert of October 15, 2017, we advised you how you can financially support the fire victims in the North Bay Counties, and that the Bay Club management will match dollar for dollar in donations.

That matching offer is still available for your tax deductible donations by writing a check to FOGG/PDF, writing FIRE VICTIMS on memo line, and mail to Friends of Golden Gateway, P. O. Box 2294, San Francisco, CA 94126.

On September 4, 2017, we advised you that the State Lands Commission (SLC) lawsuit was tentatively moved to January 10, 2018.  The date as of this writing remains the same.

This is the lawsuit brought by the SLC, chaired by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom against the city of San Francisco asking Superior Court to overturn the SF voter’s approval of Proposition B, passed in June 2014.

Proposition B requires voter approval before a developer can exceed the present height limits on San Francisco Port waterfront properties.

FOGG believes that Newsom would like to see this lawsuit resolved before he gets into full gear for his election effort to become the California Governor in November 2018.

All is calm on the development front.  We have heard nothing recently about any possible development proposal for the 8 Washington site, but FOGG remains alert for any possible changes.

FOGG wishes our very best for a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, and again thanks to our many supporters and friends we have made these past 14 years.