JUNE 14, 2011
PRESS RELEASE -- IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pacifica Historical Society, official historian of the City of Pacifica, on June 14, 2011 by unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, a resolution determining 's Sharp Park Golf Course to be an "historical and cultural resource" of the City of Pacifica, and calling upon elected officials at all levels of government, including San Francisco, San Mateo County, the City of Pacifica, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, to preserve the 80-year-old golf course. Remarked Society President Kathleen Manning, “Sharp Park is a treasure of international golf architecture, and it is the purpose and duty of the Society to preserve and protect it.”
A copy of the Society's June 14 Resolution is attached above, together with the Society's cover letter to the mayors of San Francisco and Pacifica, calling on those cities to protect and preserve the golf course.
Since 2009, Sharp Park Golf Course has been the subject of a political controversy in San Francisco, pitting golfers and historic preservationists who want to save the golf course, against a group environmental activists led by the Tucson-based . The dispute is currently the subject of a lawsuit, pending in Federal Court in San Francisco: Wild Equity Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, et al. vs. City and County of San Francisco, et Al, U.S.Dist.Ct., N.D.Cal., No. C 11-00958 SI.
In calling for historic preservation, the Pacifica Historical Society joins the Cultural Landscape Foundation, which in 2009 recognized as one of America's most imperiled significant cultural landscapes: http://tclf.org/landslides/sharp-park-golf-course-threatened-closure
For more information, contact:
San Francisco Public Golf Alliance
Submitted by Richard Harris