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February 6, 2024, Change.org, Laurent Philonenko Update
WE WON! THE PLAN IS SCRAPPED
Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to effectively stop the plan to build a new harbor in front of the Marina Green. This space...
January 30, 2024, San Francisco Examiner, Natalia Gurevich
SUPES TO VOTE ON BILL BLOCKING HARBOR PROJECT NEAR MARINA GREEN
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote next week on a measure to block a controversial new harbor project near Marina Green. The Land Use and Transportation...
January 29, 2024, San Francisco Standard, Noah Baustin
ACTIVISTS SCORE VICTORY IN MOVE TO KILL CONTROVERSIAL SAN FRANCISCO HARBOR PROJECT
A grassroots neighborhood movement to stop the construction of a yacht harbor in front of the Marina Green won a victory Monday when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Land Use...
January 25, 2024, San Francisco Chronicle, Danielle Echeverria
PLAN TO BUILD HARBOR IN FRONT OF S.F.'s MARINA GREEN MAY BE SCRAPPED
Opponents of a controversial plan to put a new harbor in front of San Francisco’s Marina Green promenade are likely to soon score a win, officials say. Legislation that would prevent...
January 19, 2024, Westside Observer, Evelyn Graham
PRIVILEGED FEW GET MORE YACHT HARBORS — BUPKIS FOR THE REST OF US
The Recreation & Parks Department (RPD) plans to give all the open northern waterfront to a single group of users – boaters – and take it away from everyone else. They want to...
January 10, 2024, SF Examiner, Update by Natalia Gurevich
SUPES: MEASURE BLOCKING MARINA GREEN HARBOR REMODEL LIKELY TO PASS
Peskin said Tuesday that the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee will consider later this month, says that “The City shall not spend any money on..."
January 10, 2024, SF Examiner Special, by Erin Roach
REC AND PARK WANTS TO PAVE PARADISE TO PUT UP A (YACHT) PARKING LOT
In the song “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell famously sings, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone?.” The Marina Green waterfront will soon be gone if...
November 14, 2023, SF Chronicle, Sam Whiting
PLAN TO TURN SF'S WEST MARINA HARBOR INTO CITY PARK HITS MAJOR SNAG
SF Supervisor Safai will introduce legislation in an attempt to slow down or circumvent a unanimous RPD Commission vote to advance the project to environmental review…
November 2023, Marina Times, Erin Roach
WHAT NEXT FOR THE MARINA REMEDIATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?
Residents argue that it neither remediates nor improves the Marina; instead, it transforms a beloved and historic city park into what some consider a yacht...
October 23, 2023, Westside Observer, Laurent Philonenko, Erin Roach, Evelyn Graham
BAIT AND SWITCH ON THE BAY
The best part is that hardly anyone knows about this plan because it’s quietly sneaking through various approvals. Who needs transparency and public input when...
October 23, 2023, SF Examiner, Natalia Gurevich
FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS, ONE WOMAN HAS MANNED THE BOAT FUEL STATION
Chrissy Kaplan didn’t think she’d find her calling at 19. But in 1973, she stumbled upon a life on the water and a profession that would allow her to spend...
October 21, 2023, ABC7 News, Suzanne Phan
SF MARINA GREEN REDESIGN PROPOSAL RAISES OBJECTIONS AS COMMISSION APPROVES EIR
The Marina Green -- 74 acres that so many people love and cherish. "That openness is a treasure that we have today," said Dan Clarke, a concerned neighbor. But…
October 20, 2023, San Francisco Standard, Noah Baustin
YACHTS COULD BLOCK AN ICONIC MARINA DISTRICT VIEW. RESIDENTS ARE NOT HAPPY
San Francisco just moved one step closer to a controversial redesign of a Marina District harbor that would...clean up only some of the pollution the project was initially...
October 20, 2023, San Francisco Chronicle, Sam Whiting
DESPITE PROTEST, S. F. GASHOUSE COVE RENOVATION PLAN GETS FIRST APPROVAL
In the face of overwhelming public dissent, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted Thursday to advance a controversial plan to...
October 17, 2023, NBC Bay Area, Jaxon Van Derbeken
SAN FRANCISCO’S ICONIC MARINA WATERFRONT NEIGHBORS FIGHT TO PRESERVE VIEW
A plan in the works to clean up some of the waste from that plant has neighbors outraged. They say it will not clean up all the waste in the cove, and will force relocation of...
October 12, 2023, San Francisco Examiner,
SUPES TAKE UP COMMUNITY MOVEMENT AGAINST NEW HARBOR IN MARINA
City leaders are joining the Marina district’s ongoing fight against a plan to build a new harbor in front of San Francisco’s iconic Marina Green. “On behalf of...
October 7, 2023, Press Release
SAN FRANCISCANS SHOWCASE CREATIVE PROTESTS TO SAFEGUARD BELOVED WATERFRONT
Marina resident Erin Roach drew inspiration from the renowned artist Christo to create a powerful and thought-provoking statement. Roach and several members of the grassroots...
September-October 2023, NBC News Bay Area, Jason Van Derbeken
SAN FRANCISCO'S ICONIC MARINA WATERFRONT NEIGHBORS FIGHT TO PRESERVE VIEW
From the 74-acre expanse of Marina Green, visitors can enjoy what some consider San Francisco’s last unspoiled waterfront vista. Not far from the greensward, lies the polluted...
August 24, 2023, San Francisco Chronicle, Sam Whiting
PROTESTS ERUPT OVER HARBOR RELOCATION PLAN IN 'USUALLY QUIET' S.F. NEIGHBORHOOD
A summer of simmering San Francisco neighborhood resistance to a plan to build a new small boat harbor in front of the Marina Green boiled over into a protest outside a...
July 2023, Vol 553, Latitude38, Tim Henry
THE REDESIGN OF SAN FRANCISCO MARINA SEEMS TO APPEAL TO NO ONE
San Francisco Marina, which consists of West and East Harbors, will soon be permanently transformed. The City of San Francisco has proposed...
June 29, 2023, Energy Central News, Sam Whiting San Francisco Chronicle
‘A CALAMITY’: WHY LONGTIME SF SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OPPOSES RELOCATION OF FUEL DOCK
But it isn't the added wind or rougher water that will make it difficult to fuel boats bobbing in the tide that bothers her-- Kaplan doesn't see any way to relocate...
June 20, 2023, San Francisco Chronicle, Sam Whiting
NEW WATERFRONT PARK NEAR MARINA GREEN WOULD FOREVER CHANGE ICONIC VIEWS
Gashouse Cove, the boat landing that has been part of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor since the 1960s, will cease to exist in its current form in order for...