“More Healthy Saturdays and the DCCC…”

by on May 17, 2006

Dear Editor,

I am for the Saturday closings in the park, but I would be much more for it if I could put my bike on the MUNI underground and light rail. By the time I would ride to the park, I wouldn’t have any energy left to ride anymore. I am unable to lift my bike onto a regular bus front bike holder. While I am not yet a senior, I am 60 and do have some limitations. I do not understand why Senior Action Network is against this. BART does it at specified times, so why can’t MUNI? I would definitely ride more.


Terrie Frye


You guys must really be scared of me. It’s the only thing I can figure as to why you consistently attack and slander me and print inaccurate information. I’ve held my tongue reharding Randy’s inaccuracies re: District 6, but I certainly won’t as to the DCCC.

Do you consider the San Francisco League of Conservation Voters a conservative organization? How about SF WPC? NWPC-SF? And Chinese American Democratic Club?

All of these groups have endorsed my candidacy.

And so has John Burton – the father of modern progressive politics.

Please do your research, or at least make an effort to contact those you intend to print information about.

Jordanna Thigpen


The original Environmental Impact Review of the Golden Gate Park Draft Master Plan was amended in September, 1996 to include “Scenario 5,” an alternative to implement permanent closure of John F. Kennedy Drive, extending the current Sunday and holiday closures to every day of the week.

The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAM) requested that the environmental impact study for Scenario 5 include, among other items, full consideration and “accommodation of the needs of all park attractions and institutions on the Concourse, John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Drive.”

When the Board of Trustees received the Draft EIR for the GGP Draft Master Plan, dated April 11, 1997, they were horrified that the deYoung Museum was not addressed, because the EIR characterized the deYoung as a “non-conforming” and “non-recreational” use of the land in the Park.

That’s when the Fine Arts Museums began a series of public relations campaigns, beginning with the campaign to Keep the deYoung in the Park, the green-washing of a “free” parking garage, and the special election in June, 1998, to sell the Revitalization of Golden Gate Park.

Gavin Newsom is the only surviving original sponsor of Prop J, and should be an authority on ignoring the will of the voters who made it clear in November, 1996, that San Francisco voters did not want to see a private, commercial parking garage in Golden Gate Park.

Since then, the Friends of Rec and Parks has sponsored one public-private partnership after another, and has morphed into the SF Parks Trust. For her leadership in the privatization of San Francisco’s parks, President Bush named Concourse Authority President Nancy Connnor to the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust, the City’s other major park privatization brought to us by Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

Defend the Commons,

Stephen Willis


No surprise that Newsom nixed the “Healthy Saturday” initiative. He was Willie Brown’s sop to Pacific Heights and the biz elite and knows it.

Rick Claymore

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