STOP! - artificial turf and sports
lights in Golden Gate
SWAP! - the location with West
SAVE! - Golden Gate Park!
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND ASK THEM TO RENOVATE
THE BEACH CHALET FIELDS WITH LIVING, NATURAL GRASS AND NO SPORTS LIGHTS!
The LOCAL decision-maker for this project at this time is ---
Mayor Ed LeeCity Hall,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 554-6141
He needs to hear from you!
If you have time, also talk to the Supervisors and let them
know that Golden Gate Park must be protected from this development. There is no upcoming vote, but they have not taken
care of the Park, and they need to hear from you.
Short of time? Email everyone here! For individual contact information - see below.
(If the above link does not work for your software, copy the addresses here or use the individual
addresses at the bottom of the page.)
John.email@example.com; London.Breed@sfgov.org; Malia.firstname.lastname@example.org; David.email@example.com;
Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org; Jane.email@example.com; David.firstname.lastname@example.org; Mark.email@example.com;
Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org; Norman.Yee@sfgov.org; Board.of.Supervisors@sfgov.org;
Here are some suggestions, but use your own words. Your representatives want to know your personal
feelings about this project. Everyone responds better to a personal message.
Please keep natural grass and NO sports lights at the Beach Chalet Athletics Fields in Golden Gate Park.
Let's renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields with REAL grass and NO sports
lights. Let's use the rest of the funding to fix up other fields for kids all over San Francisco.
I support the win-win Hybrid Alternative: Fix up the Beach Chalet Fields
with real grass and no night lighting and fix up the West Sunset Playing fields with a better playing surface and lights that
are appropriate to that neighborhood. This combined solution protects Golden Gate Park and provides more playing time
San Francisco prides itself on being a "green"
city. How green is paving over 7 acres of Golden Gate Park with plastic grass? The Audubon Society has described
this as the equivalent of installing a 7-acre asphalt parking lot.
The proposed lights at Beach Chalet Athletic Fields will be lighted from dusk to 10:00 p.m. every night. My family
and I go down to the Beach to enjoy the sunset and to view the night sky. This project will destroy this for us forever
and so we are objecting to it.
Golden Gate Park
is important habitat for birds AND for kids! keep it green with real grass and NO sports lights.
The Golden Gate Park Master Plan describes the western end of Golden Gate Park
as the most "wild and forested" area of the park. The new Ocean Beach Master Plan talks about preserving the natural
beauty of Ocean Beach and connecting it to Golden Gate Park. The Beach Chalet Athletic Fields soccer complex will destroy
the beauty of the park . Why is the City violating two of its own plans for this project?
LETTER FROM A SUPPORTER:
write to request that you might take some time from your busy schedule to
consider the proposed project at the Beach Chalet Soccer field. Of course the pressure to save precious
budget dollars by lowering the immediate costs of maintaining a grass field
must be compelling. However, there is
only short term gain here and the long term loss in both dollars and resources
will be monumental.
Bay Area citizens are renowned pioneers in the
creating and saving open space and natural lands; we take pride in our history
of doing so. Now we have the Dept of Rec and Parks who wants to take an already
existing and much cherished open and natural space in the wild western end of
GG Park and destroy it.
I ask for your
broader vision and wisdom to intercede in this potential disaster.
Chalet project would install 60' light
standards with sports lights, 150,000 watts worth, right across the Great
I respectfully ask that
you reconsider this
project and support the Hybrid Alternative.
Let's not let this invaluable historic
landmark fall to short term interests during our watch. I feel it would be a long regretted tragedy.
Mayor Ed Lee can stop this project with a phone call! Ask
him to support the Win-win Hybrid Alternative!
Beach Chalet Athletic Fields
SNAIL MAIL: All City Hall
Addresses: City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor
tel: (415) 554-6141 fax: (415)
554-6160 email: email@example.com
Twitter: @EdLeeforMayor Facebook: facebook.com/MayorEdLee
Eric Mar, District 1 [Golden Gate Park is
in District 1]
tel: (415) 554-7410 fax: (415) 554-7415
Farrell, District 2
tel: (415) 554-7752 fax: (415)
554-7843 email: Mark.Farrell@sfgov.org
Twitter: @MarkFarrellSF Facebook: facebook.com/markfarrellsf
Chiu, District 3
tel: (415) 554-7450 fax: (415)
554-7454 email: David.Chiu@sfgov.org
Open , District 4
London Breed, District 5
tel: (415) 554-7630 fax: (415)
554-7634 email: London.Breed@sfgov.org
Kim, District 6
tel : (415) 554-7970 fax: (415)
554-7974 email: Jane.Kim@sfgov.org
Twitter: @SupeJaneKim Facebook:
Norman Yee, District 7
tel: (415) 554-6516 fax: (415)
554-6546 email: Norman.Yee@sfgov.org
Wiener, District 8
tel: (415) 554-6968
554-6909 email: Scott.Wiener@sfgov.org
Twitter: @Scott_Wiener Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Scott-Wiener/133650406967
Campos, District 9
tel: (415) 554-5144 fax: (415)
554-6255 email: David.Campos@sfgov.org
Twitter: @DavidCamposSF Facebook: facebook.com/davidcampos2012
Cohen, District 10
tel: (415) 554-7670 fax: (415)
554-7674 email: Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org
John Avalos, District 11
tel: (415) 554-6975 fax:
(415) 554-6979 email: John.Avalos@sfgov.org