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                                                                                January 24, 2014

Ms. Kimia Haddadan

Planning Department

1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, SF CA   94103

Re:        2013 Draft ROSE - preservation of open space in our parks

Ms. Haddadan:

I am concerned that the Draft 2013 ROSE encourages building in our parks.  Our parkland is limited and precious.  Without a firm "no" to new buildings, we leave our parks open to powerful and well-funded special interest groups.  Once one building went up, more would certainly follow.  San Francisco as a City will become only more dense.  To protect our parks as open space for future generations, the 2013 Draft ROSE should have strong restrictions against new buildings in our parks. 

San Francisco must budget for more open space and, if a new buildings are needed, the City should allocate funds for both acquisition of the land and the construction of that building.  San Franciscans should not have to sacrifice their parks and playgrounds to new buildings.  I would like the final 2014 ROSE to reflect that option, as did the 1986 ROSE.

Secondly, the ROSE has incorporated good language on preserving Golden Gate Park's historic value for passive and active recreation within a naturalistic landscape.  However, I am concerned that the ROSE's proposal to open up the recent 1998 Golden Gate Park Master Plan to changes could lead to undermining the Master Plan.  Please modify that language to stress the importance of evaluating all new proposals for the park within the  design intent of the Park and protect the landscape as described in the '1998 Golden Gate Park Master Plan,' Objective II, Policy A: Landscape Preservation and Renewal."

Thank you for your consideration.

(Your Name/ Address/ contact information)

cc:         Planning Commission

              Historic Preservation Commission

Planning Commission & Staff

Historic Preservation Commission and Staff

Kimia Haddadan, ROSE Planner

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