Lee Heidhues 8.29.2022
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is bankrolling Proposition I, the November 8 ballot measure to destroy JFK Promenade.
This effort comes after FAMSF spent a year lobbying San Francisco politicians in its failed effort to kill legislation creating JFK Promenade on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.
Proposition J would affirm the legislation passed by the Board of Supervisors on April 26, 2022 and signed into law by Mayor London Breed on May 7.
Follow the money.
I have been digging through the San Francisco Ethics Commission website to dissect the finances of :
ACCESS FOR ALL, YES ON I, NO ON J, SPONSORED BY CORPORATION OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS AND OPEN THE GREAT HIGHWAY ALLIANCE.
Since launching its campaign in early June to destroy car free JFK Promenade the backers of Proposition I on the November 8, 2022 ballot the backers, primarily Dede Wilsey and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) have spent:
At the end of July 2022 backers of Proposition I had received contributions totaling:
The biggest contribution was from Dede Wilsey: $200,000.00
At the end of July 2022 the backers of Proposition had a debt of:
Thus far in August the Proposition I has received several large contributions to erase this debt:
$50,000 from Jason Moment. President of the FAMSF Board of Trustees. His worth is approximately 589MM
$140,000 from the FAMSF.
In early September the total August report will be available on the Ethics Commission website.
Financial details about the FAMSF campaign to destroy JFK Promenade can be found at the San Francisco Ethics Commission website.