Thursday, February 20, 2014

No Wall on the Waterfront Ballot Initiative

Hi Neighbors
This is an issue that only indirectly affects residents of Corbett Heights.  But I thought it important enough for us, as San Francisco residents, to weigh in.
The organizers of the initiative collected considerably more that the required number of signatures to qualify it for the June ballot.
What the ballot measure hopes to achieve is that any construction along the waterfront stay within the existing height limits.  If a project came along with plans to build above these existing limits, it would need to go before the voters.
I'm attaching the request for our support at the bottom of this email.

For members of Corbett Heights Neighbors:
Do you support or oppose the ballot initiative that would require voter approval for developments along the San Francisco waterfront that opt to exceed the current building height limits?
Please reply to me by next week.


After reviewing the 21,000 petition signatures submitted by a coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups, the San Francisco Department of Elections has issued a letter officially certifying an initiative for the June 3 election ballot that would require voter approval for waterfront luxury condo towers or other waterfront development projects that violate existing legal building height limits.


I am writing to request that the Corbett Heights Neighbors' support The Waterfront Height Limit Right To Vote Act on the June 3rd, 2014 San Francisco ballot.

A coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups submitted more than 21,000 petition signatures to qualify an historic measure for the June ballot that would require any proposed height limit increases along San Francisco's waterfront to be approved by city voters.  The Waterfront Height Limit Right To Vote Act will require voter approval for proposals to increase existing waterfront height limits for high-rise hotels or condo towers that would exceed the current legal building heights

The Waterfront Initiative is backed by the Sierra Club and the No Wall on the Waterfront coalition that came together to defeat the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo towers, which were rejected by two-thirds of SF voters last November.

We are seeking a similar coalition of neighborhood organizations, environmental groups, tenants, property owners, civic leaders and democratic clubs that came together as part of the No Wall on the Waterfront coalition to oppose the 8 Washington ballot measures.  We hope 
the Corbett Heights Neighbors will join us to stand up for our waterfront by supporting this measure.

With the June 3rd primary approaching we have to submit ballot arguments and endorsements by March 13th.  We are asking to bring this issue up at your next meeting.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.  You can also find out more on our website at:

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