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Resolution to Protect Clipper Cove Introduced (!)

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As many know, San Francisco's Clipper Cove is threatened by a developer proposal to convert the heart of Clipper Cove into a private marina, a marina dedicated exclusively to boats running 40-80 feet in length (and they would demolish the existing small boat marina dedicated to craft running 16-36 feet).  Worse the local planning board recently gave the plan a thumbs up.

Fortunately a resolution to protect the Cove has been introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Jane Kim.  The resolution doesn't stop marina redevelopment/expansion in the Cove. It just sets reasonable guidelines.  The resolution has been endorsed by US Sailing, Save the Bay, San Francisco Bay Keeper, Friends of the Sailing Center, and many others.

Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who represents the City's northern waterfront, home to much of the City's sailing community, is in a particularly good position to help. Please consider emailing Supervisor Stefani and ask her to co-sponsor the Clipper Cove planning resolution (#180331) to protect the Cove. You can reach her at Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

Clipper Cove at Treasure Island is a local mecca for small boat sailing and home to the City's only community sailing center.  In the words of US Sailing the proposed marina "would dramatically reduce public access to Clipper Cove and significantly diminish the public recreation and educations programs operated by the Treasure Island Sailing Center, particularly the Center's youth programs.  Clipper Cove, widely recognized as one of the best small boating venues on the West Coast, would be significantly and permanently diminished."

A City Hall hearing on the Clipper Cove resolution is scheduled for Monday April 30. Supervisor Stefani can help send a strong message to the hearing by co-sponsoring the resolution now. To ask her to co-sponsor the resolution now you can reach her at Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

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Hasn't this already been covered on another post in this forum? I mean, how many petitions does it take to get attention on the subject? 

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Good question!  The developers (led by Darius Anderson) are refusing to compromise.   We've offered a couple different compromises, but nope.

So apparently we have to fight them.  The sailing community can help by asking Supervisor Catherine Stefani to co-sponsor the Clipper Cove planning resolution (#180331) to protect the Cove.  The hearing on the resolution is this coming Monday (!). You can reach her at Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org  Supervisor Stefani's district includes the City's northern waterfront, home to much of the City's sailing community. So she is in a particularly good position to help.

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