Lee Heidhues 7.3.2022
This afternoon I had a conversation with someone who has carefully studied the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (FAMSF) ballot measure now being circulated by well paid mercenaries whose sole goal is to destroy car free areas in San Francisco. This citizen then told me about the bigger and potentially most destructive part of this mercenary signature campaign.
What the voters of San Francisco are unaware of is that this ballot measure has another horrific goal embedded in its text.
- STOP THE PROJECT WHICH WILL SAVE THE COASTLINE SOUTH OF SLOAT BOULEVARD AND PRESERVE THE OCEANSIDE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT
The FAMSF ballot measure would do much more than simply eliminate car free areas in San Francisco. It is a dangerous environmentally destructive measure.
The voter had refused to sign the Petition for all the reasons shown below.
Furthermore, the intention of this ballot measure is total destruction of:
- JFK Promenade in Golden Gate Park
- The Great Walkway along the Pacific Ocean
- Car free zone on Martin Luther King Drive in Golden Gate Park
- Bernice Rogers Way
- Effectively decapitate all the Slow Streets programs in San Francisco
Next year The Great Highway from Sloat to Skyline Boulevard is scheduled for permanent closure. This stretch of land is eroding and falling into the Pacific Ocean. The City’s OCEANSIDE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT wastewater treatment facility is located in this area.
The reason for the closure, years in the planning, is to maintain the integrity of both the collapsing coastline and the wastewater treatment plant.
Should this ballot measure qualify and pass in November, San Francisco will be confronted with a financial and environmental catastrophe.
The woman who alerted me to this disaster in the making said we are talking about “Billions of dollars” should the OCEANSIDE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT project grind to a halt.
The mercenaries circulating the FAMSF petition are saying nothing about this disaster in the making to the environment.
The only language in the misleading ballot initiative reads, “Sloat Boulevard to Skyline” can be found on pages seven and nine (see attached link). There is not one word about the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant or the eroded coastline.
This is shameful and disgraceful treachery to mislead the voters.
The voters of San Francisco cannot let themselves be conned by this vicious dishonest petition campaign which the mercenaries are willfully failing to disclose the full impact of this obscene initiative
Last September The San Francisco Chronicle published an extensive article about the work being done along the Pacific Ocean by The Great Highway. The voters must be educated about what’s at stake should this misguided ballot measure qualify for the November ballot.
Top photo: Roads, underground infrastructure and a major city wastewater treatment plant are at risk of being swallowed by the sea.
Amy Osborne/Special to The Chronicle