Please sign petition to Mayor Lee to add Rincon Hill Park as a public park!
|June 5, 2013||Posted by jamie under Activism, Open Spaces||
Please take 2 minutes to sign the petition I’ve created with MoveOn.org’s petition tool which asks the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to add the pastoral park in front of Rincon Green at 333 Harrison Street to the City parks system. Click here for the petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mayor-lee-please-accept?source=c.em.mt&r_by=1464400
The $24,000 per year maintenance cost is based on a quote provided on pages 108 through the end of this Rincon Hill IFD INfrastructure Financing Plan.
Here’s what doesn’t add up at all … while the City says that they don’t have the money to maintain our little Rincon Hill Park, they DO apparently have the money in the general fund to add a Noe Valley Park that costs about $67k per year to maintain that the Supervisors approved on June 4, 2013?!? How do you spell discrimination? Its basically a case of geographic location discrimination.
Rincon HIll has over 1,000 new units all open to young, fertile couples – and now we have over 300 kids living in the neighborhood. WHy doesn’t San Francisco City government care about the healthy development of this concentration of kids? How the hell does this Noe Valley stuff happen in the City that supposedly cares about equity and healthy families? Is it all just a lie for politicians to say?
You may also be interested to know that SUpervisorial District 6 has the least amount of open space per resident in the entire City by a pretty big margin (except our neighbors to the north in District 3). Check out this socioeconomic evaluation of city services dispersion prepared by Harvey Rose’s firm for Supervisor John Avalos presented in the June 5th Budget Committee (Page 73 of the PDF shows that District 6 has a pathetically low amount of park space per resident compared to other geographic areas of the City).