Press Release: Park Defenders Present —
What's at Stake in Golden Gate Park
Saturday 2/26, 11AM - 1PM. Park Branch Library. 1833
Page Street, SF 94117.
Saturday, 3/5, 11 AM to 1PM. Seventh Avenue
Presbyterian Church Social Hall.1329 Seventh Avenue, near Irving, SF
Contact: Save Golden Gate Park! P.O. Box 170051.
San Francisco, CA 94117-0051. 415.621.3090.
San Francisco. Save Golden Gate Park! presents
a close-up view of our campaign to stop the widening of MLK Drive and
eliminate an illegal second entrance to the deYoung Museum garage.
"The Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority and the
private Music Concourse Community Partnership (MCCP) have failed to
deliver on a single promise they originally sold to voters as
Revitalization of the Park," stated Chris Duderstadt of the Alliance for
Golden Gate Park.
The Alliance for Golden Gate Park recently filed
another suit against the Concourse Authority and the Music Concourse
Community Partnership for continuing violations of the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
"The Authority and the Partnership have perpetrated a
non-stop 'bait and switch' fraud that spans the past six years since Prop
J was approved by the voters," added Janice Rothstein. "The voters have a
right to know why The City is handing over Golden Gate Park to a private
corporation for the next 35 years!"
After fourteen long months in court, the Concourse
Authority and MCCP have yet to achieve a final project approval for their
800-space underground parking garage.
However, they have already destroyed all three
historic pedestrian tunnels to begin construction of the underground
garage. Now they threaten to begin work on a garage entrance that voters
never approved in the first place.
The Concourse Authority and the MCCP are seeking a
second, illegal garage entrance INSIDE THE MUSIC CONCOURSE and the
widening of MLK Drive (at Lincoln) to four traffic lanes!!
Save Golden Gate Park! is the grass-roots legal
defense committee of the Alliance for Golden Gate Park. SGGP! was formed
in 2002 to identify and hire an environmental law firm that would
prosecute the City under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
We hired Stephan C. Volker and Volker Law Offices of Oakland who filed our
CEQA/Prop J suit on December 18, 2003.
We will present what is at stake in the court, what
has already been lost, and what you can do to stop an environmental and
financial disaster in the making.
TAKE BACK THE PARK! Golden Gate Park belongs to the