SF Neighborhood Parks Council needs our support

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)

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.
Love your Park sticker
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.