Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Latest on AT&T

As you may be aware, I’ve been working with San Francisco Beautiful for the last year in protest of AT&T’s plan to install 726 enormous utility boxes on our sidewalks.  Supervisor Wiener was a deciding vote in AT&T’s favor.  One reason for the vote was a fear of a lawsuit by AT&T if we required an environmental review (EIR).  
Below are details of the lawsuit that has been filed by SF Beautiful and several other organizations against the city of San Francisco for NOT requiring an EIR.  
Please help support our efforts!
 - Gary

To : SFB Neighborhood Coalition and Working Group

On Friday, September 30, our attorney will present the case for an injunction to halt AT&T's applications to install utility boxes in San Francisco. This will not determine whether or not an EIR is required for AT&T's utility box installation. 

This hearing is open to the public and you are invited to attend. It will be held in the Superior Court of California building at 9 AM on 400 McAllister Street, 2nd Floor, Dept. 220, SF CA, 94102.

We have attached a protest flier for you to easily distribute to your neighborhood group. Thank you for all those who have seen AT&T's fliers around town and have taken action. 

Attached is our legal brief filed with the Court for the injunction, as well as AT&T's against the injunction.

If you'd like to contribute to SFB to help offset our legal fees, please click here.

On a more celebratory note, our Inaugural Masquerade Soiree, Together for San Francisco, will be held at the Palace Hotel on October 14. Be sure to get your tickets here!

Kind regards,

Jonathan Goldberg
Associate
San Francisco Beautiful
100 Bush Street, Suite 1812
San Francisco, CA 94104
T. 415.421.2608 x13

SF Beautiful welcomes new executive director Kearstin Krehbiel.
She can be reached at Kearstin@sfbeautiful.org.

Mark your calendars!

Our Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, October 14, at the Palace Hotel.
Join us as we celebrate and honor neighborhood projects from throughout the City!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CORBETT SLOPE - CLEANUP HAS BEGUN!

Hi Neighbors -
In case you haven’t yet had a chance to see the Slope, please check it out.  The cleanup we had on September 10th made a huge difference already.  
The transfer of the land from the Department of Real Estate (from which it could have been sold by the city to developers) to DPW will most likely be complete in November.  The cleanup day on the 10th, as well as the next one on October 8th, required permits.  
There were 10 of us who helped out.  The whole flat upper area has been weeded, and the renewal of an old trail has been started.

Our next work day will be Saturday, October 8th, from 10AM until 1 or 2PM.  PLEASE stop by and lend a hand - or just say hello.  You don’t need any gardening experience.

Here are a few photos of the work we did - taken by Karla of KitchenGardenSF.

See you on the 8th!

- Gary

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