Monday, December 14, 2009

SF Public Golf Alliance: Public Meetings This Week

 Dear Members of the Alliance,

There are two important meetings for you to attend this upcoming week to help support Sharp Park Golf Course:

1)     SF Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee (December 16 at 1 p.m. at SF City Hall; room 263).  This is a public hearing by Sup. Mirkarimi’s committee, the Government Audit & Oversight Committee, which called for a study on potentially closing Sharp Park earlier this year.  This is one more opportunity for golf's opponents to sound-off, so please be there to testify how much Sharp Park means to you.  We need to be there in numbers to show support for Sharp Park Golf Course.  The meeting will likely last at least three hours; so if you can't be there at 1 p.m., come at 3 p.m. and there will likely still be time for you to testify.  

2)     Rec and Park Commission - Continued Public Hearing on the Sharp Park Report (December 17 at 4 p.m. at SF City Hall, Room 416).  The Commission will deliberate on whether to adopt the Department's recommendation that Sharp Park Golf Course be kept as an 18-hole course, in connection with a habitat restoration project for frogs and snakes.  It is likely that no public testimony will be taken, since public testimony was closed at the conclusion of the Nov. 19 meeting.  However, we need to be there, with Save Sharp Park caps on, to show our support and witness the Commission's action.  
Please see this Alliance position paper (adapted from a Nov. 19 Alliance letter to Rec and Park) here for reasons why Sharp Park is so important.

Also, please listen to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of Sharp Park on KNBR 680 Radio this week.  In this clip, Mayor Newsom calls Sharp a “treasure” that “will remain a golf course.”  Please see other endorsements on our website.

Thank you very much.
Jeff Phillips

San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, an All-Volunteer Coalition of Golf Supporters
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