Vote YES on "H" and NO on "I"
Prop. H = Happy, healthy parks
I = Inaccurate and potentially Illegal "Poison Pill"
Watch and "like" the beautiful new film from Rasa Gustaitis and film makers AZ, Eli Noyes, Alligator
did it! All of your hard
work has paid off. The Department of
Elections has verified the signatures you gathered ,and the Golden Gate Park
Playing Fields Renovation Act will be on the November ballot!
Come to the thank-you celebration
and campaign kick-off!
THE COALITION TO PROTECT GOLDEN GATE PARK:
You did it! Thanks to your generous help and support, the
citizen’s initiative to restore the Beach Chalet soccer fields with natural
turf and no sports lights has qualified for the November, 2014 ballot. And it
couldn’t have been done without you.
a celebration to
say thank-you for your hard work, celebrate your success, and start the
election campaign that will Save Golden Gate Park.
Please come for
good food, good
cheer and the latest campaign news.
Learn what you can do to help preserve and protect Golden Gate Park, and
make sure kids will have a safe place to play soccer.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Sutro Heights Park
48th Avenue, just north of Anza Street, overlooking
Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park.
WEATHER: ANY WEATHER: Rain
or High fog do not cancel -- Dress in layers (duh). If weather is
untenable, we will move indoors.
BRING: Yourself! Bring
your friends! Refreshments
will be provided by CPGGP.
is already great press!
on, make comments, and vote online for grass in GGP!
that the Beach Chalet project is on the ballot, it is more difficult for the
press to ignore your concern for Golden Gate Park . Don't wait for them -- write
articles, and write comments for articles that you see. You can write one set
of remarks and use it
for all of these articles -- just be sure to comment. Ask your friends
and neighbors to comment,
Daily KOS http://www.dailykos.com/blog/uid:1064214
Go online and vote
for grass in Golden Gate Park!
You do not have to sign in to vote.
Add your comments, (requires signing in).
2. SF Bay
Guardian online: http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war#comment-156198 Sign in and add comments.
Chronicle and CW Nevius with his usual pro-RPD
take on the issues: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Golden-Gate-Park-turf-battle-democracy-gone-awry-5647924.php Sign in and add comments; click on "like"
for the comments that you
4. SF Chronicle
letters to the editor: http://www.sfgate.com/submissions/ Write your own ideas about the two
initiatives! Put your comment into
letter form and send it in. This is your
opportunity to share your feelings with other readers and to show how much you
care for Golden Gate Park!
5. Sierra Club Yodeler: http://theyodeler.org/?p=9707
"November election pits grassroots
initiative to protect Golden Gate Park against Park Department power play". Add your comments at the end.
Review and Sunset Beach: "Martin
Stidham: Save Park Athletic Fields,"
http://www.sunsetbeacon.com/archives/richmondreview/2014Editions/June14/commentaryMartin.html Write to Editor Paul Kozakiewicz email@example.com and
thank him for allowing different opinions from the 'mainstream' press.
"Billionaire's Ballot Initiative Takeover
Scam" Write to the Publisher
Mitch Bull firstname.lastname@example.org
and Editor Doug Comstock email@example.com, and thank them for giving us a voice.
for San Francisco Neighborhoods: "November
election heats up - grassroots initiative to protect Golden Gate Park pitted
against Rec & Park power grab,"
July 2014 newsletter. http://www.csfn.net/Newsletters/CSFN-NL-2014-07.pdf
on page 6. If the newsletter size
blows up your system,
you can find this article on Slideshare:
http://www.slideshare.net/SFOceanEdge/coalition-for-sf-neighborhoods-golden-gate-park-ballot No space for comments, but if your
neighborhood group is a member, ask them to invite someone from CPGGP to come
out and speak to your group.
BOS and RPD have put a strange and confusing counter-measure on the
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.
We will have more information on this effort to derail park protection.
This will be a difficult campaign, because we have to communicate to the public
that "yes" is a good vote for our ballot, and "no" is a good vote for the RPD initiative.
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 at election time.
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 the GGP Fields Renovation Act and "no" on the RPD
pro-fake turf, pro-stadium lighting, pro-more power for Rec and Park act.
For the RPD/CFF initiative, click here and then select the "Park Code, Children's Playing fields, walking trails, athletic
COALITION TO PROTECT GOLDEN GATE PARK
To learn more, please contact
Mike Murphy or
(h) 415-681-3544; (cell) 415-310-1490 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Murphy (cell)
415-823-9743 email: email@example.com
The Golden Gate Park Preservation
of the western end of Golden Gate
Beach Chalet fields, & Ocean Beach -
Featuring pictures and words created by
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.
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION APPROVES CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.
The SF Recreation and Park Commission
voted to approve the Beach Chalet construction contract at their full meeting on April 17th, 2014. The Commission refused
to take this item off of the Consent Calendar and voted with no consideration of issues raised by the public, including possible
toxicity of artificial turf, problems with project funding, the pending Sierra Club appeal, and the lack of any reports made
available to the public on wildlife or nesting birds.
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
APPROVES FINDINGS ON BEACH CHALET PROJECT AT APRIL 9TH, 2014 MEETING IN SANTA BARBARA -- CCC REFUSES TO POSTPONE DECISION
ONE MONTH TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCATION TO ALLOW FOR LOCAL PUBLIC COMMENT.
CCC voted on April 9th to approve the final Staff Report for the Beach
Chalet project. The Commission had directed the Staff to completely
reverse the original Staff recommendations for protecting Golden Gate
Park. (You can read the wonderful, original staff report and see
how it was gutted by the political powers-that-be. It is now loaded on
Slideshare at : http://www.slideshare.net/SFOceanEdge/w155a-42014
thanks to everyone who wrote over 25 letters to the Coastal Commissioners and asked them to
postpone this hearing to May, when they will be in Northern California! Only ONE PERSON WROTE IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT.
are the reasons that this hearing should have been postponed:
· Rec and Park (RPD) is proposing mitigations
impact monitoring programs to satisfy concerns of residents. These
mitigations should be discussed in a meeting held near where everyone lives who
will be impacted by this project! Therefore, the topic should be
discussed in Northern California.
· Last May most of the project opponents
the right to speak -- at least this time, the proposed mitigations report
should be discussed at a meeting in Northern California, so that those folks
can have the right to speak to the issues.
· Rec and Park's own schedule shows
starting in late June -- therefore, there is plenty of time for the CCC to hear
the topics and issues in May and to issue the permits that RPD needs.
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.
Frontpage article on artificial turf in SF:
Burn" by Susan Gerhard
Read it and join
our Soccer Players and Parents for Green Grass in Golden Gate Park
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more.
Please go to our newspaper links page
for this dynamite article.
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.
THERE IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THIS PROJECT!
Learn about the win-win solution! The Hybrid Alternative.