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Guy Place Mini Park Meeting Notes 12/17/2008

Wow – there are some very neat plans based on community input at the first two public meetings for the Guy Place mini park. Marvin Yee and others listened to some additional input this evening, but I believe we all agreed that it was a very nice plan for the relatively small space (50 feet along the street and about 70 feet deep). The next step is for a Parks commission to approve going forward with the plan.

While most of us are working during the daylight hours and won’t be able to attend a commission meeting to voice our loud support for the park plans sometime in February, we can and should send letters of support to Marvin that he can submit to the commission for their consideration.

Watch for tonight’s presentation to appear under the heading Guy Place Development on the Recreation and Park web site. Presentations from the first two meetings are already posted there.

Please take 5 minutes to write a supportive letter and mail it to:

Mr. Marvin Yee
re: Guy Place Development
City and County of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
Capital Improvement Division
30 Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-6020

As cold as it has been outside, surely you can find 5 minutes to type a letter that says something like, “As a resident of the Rincon Hill neighborhood, I want the Parks and Recreation Department to know that the Guy Place new park development plan has my full, unqualified support. Please pass the plan as it is currently written and move to the next phase of the project.”

Also, Ellen Shershow (Program Associate for the Public Art Program with the San Francisco Arts Commission) presented initial thoughts on involving artists in the development of the Guy Place park. The budget is fairly small for the art component ($40k – $60k), so the hope is that they hire an artist that will help shape some of the landscaping materials in visually appealing and artistic ways. She’s looking for suggested artists to possibly consult on the project. You can forward artists’ contact information to her at ellen.shershow -at- sfgov.org

One of our neighbors made the fabulous suggestion to try to get our neighborhood blacksmith, Tony Rosellini at Klockars Blacksmith & Metal Works, involved in the project to maybe create a metal, public art piece – let’s hope that comes to fruition (and that Tony wants to get involved!).

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