NATIONAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE FROM THE PROFESSION:
James Urban, FASLA - Advisor, National Sculpture Garden Master Plan, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial resontaions, Dumbarton
Oaks - Wahington, D.C. for his unflagging support and expert horticultural advice.
Charles Chase - author, "Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties - Guidelines
for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes" for his guidance and encouragement.
American Society of Landscape Architects, Historic Preservation Professional Interest Group.
Judith Earley - Historical Landscape Architect
Mary Anne Miller - without whom this might not have happened at all! Along with the neighborhood group S.P.E.A.K. and
Marc Duffett, Mary Anne started the landmark application process, got it to the Landmarks Board, and brought Bill Kostura
Bill Kostura, historian - wrote a great application.
Chris Duderstadt - Park activist and enthusiast; fount of knowledge about the history, current uses, and really anything
you would want to know about Golden Gate Park; founding member of the Alliance 4 Golden Gate Park; co-author of the Landmark
Designation Report and photographer for that report.
Geegee Platt - preservationist and advocate for the landmarking.
Roy Leggitt III - consulting arborist, technical advisor on horticulture questions.
Chris Buck - arborist, technical advisor on horticulture questions.
Ramona Albright - Chair, Open Space Committee, Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods, staunch supporter.
Carolyn Blair - Director, SF Tree Council and tree preservation advocate for all of San Francisco.
Woody LaBounty - tireless organizer of the Western Neighborhoods Project (see our links page); arranged for table space
at various neighborhood festivals, where we all froze in the fog while garnering support for our causes.
Terry Milne - Member, Urban Forest Council, and eloquent testifier.
Charles Chase and Erin Grucz - San Francisco Architectural Heritage, for their encouragement and support at hearings.
Christopher Pollack - author, "Golden Gate Park, a History in Postcards," for the use of photos from his collection.
Many of you called various commissions and sent faxes. We don't have a list of everyone who did that, but here are some of
the people who spoke at hearings or wrote letters of support:
Jennifer, Anna, and Jeff Myers
Sally McDonald and daughter
J. Donald Seaver, MD
Robert Friend, MD
POSTCARDS FILLED IN:
And a big "Thank you" to the over 500 people who filled out postcards in support of landmarking!
ORGANIZATIONS (in alphabetical order):
Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods
Cole Valley Improvement Association
Friends of the Urban Forest
Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre Festival
Neighborhood Parks Council
San Francisco Architectural Heritage
San Francisco History Day
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Room - helpful staff, great old photos and Rec and Park Commission
San Francisco Tomorrow
San Francisco Tree Council
S.P.E.A.K. - for initiating and financing the Music Concourse Landmark Designation Report
Twin Peaks Council
Western Neighborhoods Project
CITY DEPARTMENTS AND COMMISSIONS:
Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board - for sitting through many, many meetings and working carefully on the landmark
language. Board President Bridget Maley and members, for all of their support and for testifying eloquently at the Planning
Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
Department of Recreation and Park - for also sitting through all those meetings!
Planning Department Staff - for pulling together the language and, yes, they sat through the meetings, too. Planner Tina
Tam for her patience pulling together all of the documentation; Neil Hart for his patience with our phone calls.
Planning Commission - for giving the landmarking and the tree protections serious attention and further strengthening
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - Sponsor and champion of the landmarking at the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor President Aaron Peskin - enthusiastic supporter of historic preservation and advocate at the Board of Supervisors
Co-sponsor Gerardo Sandoval - for vital support in the Land Use Committee hearing.
Co-Sponsors Ammiano, Daly, and Maxwell for support of strong protection for the Concourse, the grid of trees, and keeping
benches in the Bowl so we all have somewhere to sit!
Supervisor Alioto-Pier - for support of effective tree replacement language.
Supervisors Dufty, Elsbrand, McGoldrick and Ma for joining with everyone to vote unanimously for the landmarking.
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR:
Mayoral Aides Mike Farrah, Wade Crowfoot, and Justin Roja, for setting up the event.
Mayoral Aide Rio Foster for coordinating the ceremony.
City Hall Facilities Staff for working out the details.
and last, but by no means least ---
Mayor Gavin Newsom for supporting this event and for his enthusiasm for the Music Concourse.
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