From the SF Neighborhood Parks Council
Dear Park Advocates,
The City of San Francisco has supplemental funding available (more than $100 million); two very important hearings will take place to decide how the money is allocated.
City Hall in the Board Chambers, Room 250.
Wednesday (3-15 at 5pm)
Wednesday (3-22 at 1pm)
SIGN our PETITION & ATTEND a MEETING
We urge you to attend one of these important meetings and
to get your friends and colleagues to sign the > Pro-PARKS PETITION by March 22nd when NPC will present it to the Board of Supervisors.
Board President Aaron Peskin has proposed that $35 million be spent on Recreation and Parks Capital Projects — allowing all of the Phase 1 projects for the Capital Program to be completed!
> Full Supplemental Spending Proposal
This includes projects for:
• Lincoln Park Master Plan, $600,000
• Lincoln Playground, $1,092,722
• Hamilton Playground, Rec Center and Pool, $14,300,956
• Junipera Serra Playground and Clubhouse, $840,000
• Lake Merced Master Plan, $875,000
• Lake Merced Overlook and Trail, $145,860
• Midtown Terrace Reservoir Top, $1,510,927
• Buena Vista Park Landscape Improvement, $2,536,275
• Sunnyside Conservatory, $3,039,468
• Rolph Playground & Clubhouse, $817,712
• St. Mary’s Playground, $1,680,000
• Kelloch Velasco Park, $1,639,627
• Potrero Hill Playground, $1,382,000
• Visitacion Valley Greenway Tioga Lot, $1,246,463,
• Joseph Lee Recreation Center, $701,000
• Sava Pool, $3,007,672
Our beautiful city needs it’s wonderful city parks to promote good mental and physical health! What a great opportunity to restore these vital neighborhood assets that serve everyone in our city!!
Parks lose out to other social services every year — despite their critical value to our health, our environment and our economy.
We would love to turn in thousands of signatures to help our Board to justify the expenditure of some of the supplemental funding on the most important physical assets of our neighborhoods — in the face of many other claims for the funding.
NPC strongly supports the use of extra funding available to the city for one-time expenses only. IMPORTANT: Because the surplus will be divided to fund multiple causes, the measure for parks is NOT in competition with health
and safety initiatives, etc.
Please let us know if you can attend either hearing; NPC staff will be saving a place in the line for those who can come so that ideally you don’t have to wait too long (just look for the NPC sign and “Love your Park” stickers). We expect to be able to comment at this Wednesday’s hearing by 5:30 p.m.