Hello Noe Valley Town Square supporters:
I’m thrilled to report that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget
and Finance Committee unanimously (5-0) voted today to recommend to the
full Board the legislation authored by Supervisor Wiener to acquire the
land that will be the future home of the Noe Valley Town Square.
This vote is consistent with the San Francisco Recreation and Park
Commission’s unanimous vote for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to
approve $4,242,500 from the Open Space Acquisition Fund for the purchase
and remediation of the Noe Valley Ministry parking lot. (The Noe Valley
Ministry would receive $3.9 million and the additional $342,500 would be
used for remediation of the lot that used to be a gas station.)
The last hurdle to clear is the vote by the entire Board on June 4th – a
6-person majority plus mayoral approval would make the acquisition a
A huge thank you is in order: We never could have come this far without the
steadfast support and legislation of Supervisor Wiener and hundreds of Noe
Valley Town Square friends and neighbors who have made financial pledges,
written letters of support, and appeared at today’s and the previous Rec
and Park hearings. Thank you – it does take a village to create a Town
Square! (If you or your friends have not yet donated to the Town Square,
now that we’re this close it’s great time to make a pledge! Even with the
acquisition, we will still need to raise an additional money to transform
the parking lot into our future Town Square.
PS: Please shop early and often at Whole Foods in Noe Valley today! 5% of
sales will be donated back to the Noe Valley Town Square.