Friday, August 3, 2007

URGENT - Call SF Supervisors & Moblize for Aug 7 - 4:30 Hearing

Richmond District residents and businesses are mobilizing to oppose another Starbucks in our Neighborhood for the Tuesday August 7 SF Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall where they will discuss and vote on an appeal of the SF Planning Commission's granting of a conditional use permit to Starbucks for Geary and 4th Avenue.
Author of the 'Block Starbucks' petition Brian Mckeon says that speakers should try to arrive before 4:30 and encourages anyone to speak out at the meeting as well. Thousands of signed petitions will be presented to the Supervisors at the meeting.

The Appeal was brought by longtime Richmond District small business owner Jesse Fink, owner of Toy Boat Dessert Cafe on Clement @ 5th Avenue. Fink is a leader of the Clement Street Merchants Association.

Please join us on Tuesday August 7th for the hearing. We need everyone that can make it to show up in force.

More info: Contact Bryan Mckeon 415-379-9135 or email him at

51. 071031
[Public Hearing - Conditional Use Appeal for 4041 Geary Boulevard]
Hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of the Planning Commission by its Motion No. 17448 dated June 14, 2007, approving Conditional Use Application No. 2007.0286C, subject to certain conditions, to allow the establishment of a Formula Retail Use (dba Starbucks, retail coffee store), with approximately 750 square feet in floor area in a vacant commercial space located in a recently approved auto service and repair shop (dba"Service Center for San Francisco Toyota"), a one-story commercial building. The project site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District on property located at 4041 Geary Boulevard, Lot 050 on Assessor's Block 1540. (Appellant: Jesse Fink, Clement Street Merchant Association.)
(Filed 7/11/07; companion meaure to Files 071032, 071033, 071034; District 1.)

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, the following notice is hereby given: if you challenge, in court, the conditional use application decision described above, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Legislative Chamber - Second FloorCity Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94102-4689
WRITE AND CALL the SF Supervisors!
You can also email and call San Francisco Supervisors to tell them that we don't want STARBUCKS or any another corporate chain stores in the Richmond because of the harm to our local businesses and neighborhood.
Supervisor District Phone Fax Email
Alioto-Pier, Michela 2 554-7752 554-7843
Ammiano, Tom 9 554-5144 554-6255
Daly, Chris 6 554-7970 554-7974
Dufty, Bevan 8 554-6968 554-6908
Elsbernd, Sean 7 554-6516 554-6546
Jew, Ed 4 554-7460 554-7460
Maxwell, Sophie 10 554-7670 554-7674
McGoldrick, Jake 1 554-7410 554-7415
Mirkarimi, Ross 5 554-7630 554-7634
Peskin, Aaron 3 554-7450 554-7454
Sandoval, Gerardo 11 554-6975 554-6979

1 comment:

John said...

Just called McGoldrick's office to ask him what his position is and he's waiting "to hear the pros & cons before he decides". As a Inner Richmond resident & voter, I urged him to not allow a Starbucks in the Richmond.