by JIM MEKO
In a press release issued this morning, organizers of the “No Wall on the Waterfront” office alerted supporters that the deadline for turning in petitions is fast approaching. Their citywide campaign to turn down the 8 Washington development was a roaring success. The same organizers hope to carry that enthusiasm forward to put more restrictions on the Planning Department’s blatant disregard of existing zoning controls.
Here is their message:
1 WEEK TO GO UNTIL WATERFRONT HEIGHT LIMIT INITIATIVE PETITION DEADLINE – BRING IN ALL PETITIONS BY SATURDAY!
One week from today, Monday, February 3rd, is the deadline to turn in petition signatures to qualify a measure for the June 2014 San Francisco election ballot. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and petitioners, in the past two weeks we have already collected more than two-thirds of the 17,000 signatures we need to submit the Waterfront Height Limit Right To Vote Act for the June ballot.
But time is short and we still have a long way to go. We are asking everyone who cares about keeping San Francisco’s waterfront from becoming a wall of high-rise luxury towers to donate some time or funds this week to helping us get this done.
Here are three things you can do this final week to get the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act on the ballot:
1) VISIT the No Wall on the Waterfront office at 15 Columbus Avenue in North Beach to sign and pick up some petitions to circulate among your friends and neighbors. We also need data entry volunteers. Office hours are 10AM – 6PM every day. The phone # is (415) 410-9588. Call or just come by!
2) SEND a contribution to support the petition drive and help pay for printing petitions, signs, and other things we need to get this on the ballot. Please mail your donation of any amount to No Wall on the Waterfront, P.O. Box 330476, San Francisco, CA 94133. Please include the name of your employer and your occupation with your donation. There are no contribution limits for this campaign.
3) JOIN us this Saturday, February 1st at 12:00 Noon at the No Wall on the Waterfront office at 15 Columbus Avenue for a FINAL PETITION PUSH RALLY featuring former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos. If you have any signed petitions, bring them all in on Saturday so we can get them ready to hand in. See you Saturday!