The campaign to save Clipper Cove has gathered even more steam over the past couple of months. This progress is particularly good because a big moment is coming up.
And, yes, there is a way for you to help. : )
Several San Francisco Supervisors have recently declared their support for protecting the Cove: Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor Eric Mar, and Supervisor David Campos. In addition, Supervisor Jane Kim is helping to bring stakeholders and developers together to figure out a solution that works for everyone at the table.
However, the developers have yet to change course. Despite being stalled in their drive to secure approvals and permits required at the local level, they have decided to press ahead with a finance application they submitted to the State of California for a $22 million loan - crazy, we know!
A group of State Commissioners from the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will tour the site of the proposed marina tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday). Then, the next day, they will vote on whether to recommend the loan. That vote will be this coming Wednesday, May 11, in the morning.
We have already done much outreach to DBW staff and the DBW Commissioners, asking them postpone consideration of the loan application, as it is clearly premature.
And that's where you can help. Please add your voice so that the DBW and commissioners fully hear our community:
- Dash off a quick email today to Lynn Sadler, the deputy director of DBW, and the official who will make the final decision.
Let know her know why Clipper Cove is special and ask her to postpone consideration of the loan.
You can email Deputy Director Sadler at <Lynn.Sadler@parks.ca.gov>, and you can cc her staffer at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
See www.saveclippercove.org for language about Clipper Cove.
- Consider attending the hearing Wednesday morning in Emeryville if you are available.
The hearing starts at 9 AM, and the marina loan discussion will probably begin around 10 AM. The hearing will be in the Emeryville City Hall, Chamber Office, 1333 Park Ave Emeryville, CA 94608
Thanks again for your support. This campaign is fueled entirely by people power. The successes we have had are due to community action!