Tuesday, December 6, 2011
If the 6-5 vote in favor stands when the board gives final consideration next week, Mayor Ed Lee has threatened a veto unless significant amendments are made. It takes eight votes to override a veto.
The legislation is the latest salvo in the long-running battle over Sharp Park, property on the San Mateo County coast in Pacifica that is owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and used as a public golf course.
Environmental groups have been fighting for years to shutter the course and return it to natural parkland, with an eye toward making it part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The property is a habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake.