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Vote YES on "H" and NO on "I" 

Prop. H = Protects Golden Gate Park

Prop. I  = is dirty politics and applies to all our parks!

Don't let Big Money buy Golden Gate Park! 

See the following article to find out who really wants to pave Golden Gate Park -- you can stop them!

Volunteer today!  Talk to your friends and neighbors!  Email EVERYONE on your list.

One-on-one outreach and personal testimony CAN DEFEAT BIG MONEY!

SF Chronicle, October 25th, 2014

"Big bucks pour in to oppose soda tax. Real estate, turf issues also rake in the cash."

Soccer fields

"While the soda tax opposition attracted the biggest bucks, it’s certainly not the only race with some money left to spend. Proponents of artificial-turf soccer fields — namely, the Fisher family of Gap clothing fame — have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into supporting Proposition I, which would allow turf soccer fields and lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields in Golden Gate Park, and defeating Proposition H, which would ban synthetic turf and lighting. If both measures pass, the one with more votes wins.

John, Robert and William Fisher each cut $60,000 checks in the first few weeks of October, bringing their combined contributions to $586,000 this year.

In all, the Yes on I, No on H campaign has raised nearly $900,000, with almost $260,000 of it coming in the first few weeks of October. As of Oct. 18, the campaign still had $293,000 in cash to spend.

The other side, which is mostly funded by small contributions from San Francisco residents, has $18,000 in the bank — it raised $10,000 in the first weeks of the month, for a total of $85,000."

Read the entire article here.

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Only 11 days until the election!

Now is the time to join the campaign! Click here to find out what YOU can do!

* Click here to listen to Friday's KQED Forum debate on Props H, and I. Add comments AND please also click ^ (Like) for the comments to protect Golden Gate Park.

* Watch the NBC video: "How Safe is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays on?" Write in to NBC with your opinions on artificial turf.

* SF Citizens to sue Recreation and Park Department and Private Partner over Fake City Fields

* Read why you should vote for Yes on H and No on I - click here!

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In the face of the often extraordinary deception in political campaign mailings, sometimes the only thing to do is to make fun of them!  Enjoy the following show on Slideshare:

How to get a poster and flyers --

PICK-UP LOCATIONS FOR POSTERS:

Outer Sunset: 1243 42nd Avenue, between Lincoln and Irving.  You will find campaign materials outside our front door 24/7.  Just drop by.  If the lights are on at night or it is not TOO early in the a.m., knock and say "hello!"

Mission District: 351 Guerrero Street.


DO YOU WANT TO BE A PICK-UP LOCATION (for posters....)

You can download the poster from Slideshare - just click on the above link.

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Let's get a lot of press!

Sign on, make comments online and write letters-to-the-editor for grass in GGP!

Write to blogs!

Ask your friends and family to write!

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Watch and "like" the beautiful film from Rasa Gustaitis and film makers AZ, Eli Noyes, Alligator Planet. (Youtube)

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NEWS FLASH:  BOS and RPD have put a strange and confusing counter-measure Prop "I" on the ballot

 

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is so worried about your ballot initiative succeeding, that they have persuaded the SF Board of Supervisors to put a misleading counter-measure on the November ballot.   


This will be a difficult campaign, because we have to communicate to the public YES ON H and NO ON I.


In addition, the City Fields Foundation is part of the RPD ballot campaign.  CFF has access to enormous amounts of money -- expect TV ads to flood the airwaves.


This is where you come in - start talking to your friends and neighbors now.  Inform them of the two initiatives, and why it is so important that they vote  YES ON H and NO ON I.

To read both initiatives, click here and then select either H or I.

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COALITION TO PROTECT GOLDEN GATE PARK

To learn more,  please contact the CPGGP website:

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CALIFORNIA COMMONWEALTH CLUB Panel Discussion on

Parks and Privatization

Watch above or click here to go to Youtube to view the Commonwealth Club Panel on privatization and our parks. Go to minute 25:00 to learn more from Tim Redmond about the Beach Chalet and other artificial field projects.

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Read the

WESTSIDE OBSERVER

Frontpage article on artificial turf in SF:

"Turf Burn" by Susan Gerhard

Read it and join our Soccer Players and Parents for Green Grass in Golden Gate Park group!

Remember, in San Francisco it is not over until it is over -- and even then it is not over!

(Note:  This group will keep your name confidential, unless you choose to share it publicly.)

Contact us at sfoceanedge@earthlink.net to learn more.

Please go to our newspaper links page for this dynamite article.

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Click below to see the new powerpoint explaining the various city planning documents which support keeping Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach free of artificial turf and 150,000 watts of stadium lighting

Watch our new video -- click below or go to the video page.

Video/audio links

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THERE IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THIS PROJECT!

Learn about the win-win solution! The Hybrid Alternative.

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The Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance

  announces an

Online Celebration

of the

Beauty of the western end of Golden Gate Park,

the Beach Chalet fields, & Ocean Beach -

Featuring pictures and words created by -- YOU!!!!!

      So many of you have come to hearings, written letters to commissions, and spoken eloquently at  neighborhood meetings about your love of Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach.  You have expressed dismay at the negative impacts of the Beach Chalet Soccer Complex project on Golden Gate Park, on Ocean Beach, on wildlife, on the people who enjoy these areas every day, and on future generations.  Your have shared your childhood memories, your day-to-day joy in the Park, and other inspiring experiences.  

     This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences with others who love Golden Gate Park!  

Send in your submittals - your photos, your videos, your artwork, your essays, your poems, your songs, and yes, your best tweets! Share your feelings and your vision with the world!

To learn more and to view other peoples' pictures and ideas, go to www.beachchaletfields.jimdo.com.

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Join us to help protect Golden Gate Park for today and for future generations.  There is only one Golden Gate Park!


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Volunteers are always needed - contact us if you are interested!
SF Ocean Edge - Where Golden Gate Park meets Ocean Beach
 
SAVE GOLDEN GATE PARK  visitors have been referred to this website.
See also:  www.goldengateparkpreservation.org for information on other GGP issues

The Campaign in favor of Proposition H and against Proposition I is being run by the Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park. You can reach them by clicking on this link. Their FPPC # is 1367676 .

SF Ocean Edge is an all-volunteer group of San Franciscans who love Golden Gate Park and want it protected for kids of all ages today and for future generations. We are donating our labor to this website.

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Save Golden Gate Park (c)  and  SF Ocean Edge (c) 2090, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014  K. Howard