SFRA BROUGHT TO ITS SENSES (9/18/06)
When some of us decided to put our resources and our time to fight San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) when the majority of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Michaela Alito-Pier, Bevan Dufty, Sophie Maxwell, Fiona Ma, Jake McGoldrick, Sean Elsbernd voted for SFRA many thought we could not take on City Hall. We took on City Hall and won.
We will treasure the support and vote of Tom Ammiano, Chris Daly, Geraldo Sandoval, and Ross Mirkarimi. They supported the people when we need the vote most but most of all they did right by the people.
It is not easy attending over 40 meetings a month to check on SFRA and its dubious design with Parcel A at Hunters Point linked to the Disposition and Development Agreement and Lennar BVHP LLC.
We saw many sell outs at the Citizens Advisory Committee that was enlarged from 9 to 26 to from sub committees and use every diabolic methodology to push an EVIL plan. Lennar BVHP LLC will never make progress in San Francisco. Take it from me. I get twenty to thirty e-mails every day from strangers in Florida and New Mexico about the harm done to them by Lennar. Lennar loves building poor homes on toxic land, brown fields, the most polluted land that is Parcel A, B, C, D, and E surrounded by radiological elements. Think about that?
Then we saw the same with the over 2,568 acres declared as a Survey Area, amendments made and declared as a Project Area and the EVIL Marsha Rosen looking at you straight in the eye and lying. She did it before the Land Use Committee, the SF Planning Commission, the SF Redevelopment Commission, any and every where including the joint session held with the SFRA Commission and the Board of Supervisors (BOS) where the community was sold out.
We will never forget Mayor Gavin Newsom who is a coward and works behind close doors with his cronies to shelter the ploys of SFRA so that he can bring the Summer Olympics and work with the 49ers to build homes and stadiums without the input of the constituents of San Francisco. When we the constituents worked hard to collect over 33,600 signatures what some of us did is exhaust our limited resources and worked hard for hundreds of hours to make a miracle happen. We now can put the measure on a Ballot or we can have the SF Board of Supervisors work for the people.
SFRA is bad news for all San Franciscans. It does not matter what Sophie Maxwell says she has taken over $150,000 plus from Developers. Do you think she will say that SFRA is bad and bite the hand that feeds her when it comes to the dubious designs of the developers? Never.
Thousands of Blacks supported us but thousands of richer Blacks did not. We will not forget that the likes of Willie B. Kennedy, Karen Pierce, Olin Webb, Jesse Mason, Doris Vincent, all those on the Bayview Hunters Point Project Area Committee - others like Eloise Patton who not only supported SFRA and the Project Area but brought in young folks to support a cause that they knew little about.
Young Community Developers (YCD) took a wrong stand and continues to do so following the steps of Dwayne Jones who ruined what ever little good YCD did before.
We have projects like that situated at 5800 3rd Street - nothing much will happen with this project. YCD can keep waiting in the line to get some jobs from this project. The same with 3rd Street and 5600 - it too will suffer. The lame ass project near 3rd Street and Cargo and so on and so forth.
Let us see what happens with Calvin Jones and his project the SFRA gave him millions of dollars on 3rd and Newcomb. Calvin Jones sold out the community while young people are killed all around his Church. He has not once come out and spoken about our youth and the killings and shootings.
But, he has come out to defend SFRA and at other meetings praising SFRA because he is on the take. The same with Aurelius Walker - so called Pastors that bought their collars for a dollar. They all talk the talk but will never ever be able to walk the walk. They all should be ashamed of themselves. What do they have to say about Judas? Then we have the Tabernacle Group with Bishop Green whose Church is on top of the hill Mission and all those crooked pastors that sell out the community much like the sellers that Jesus drove from the Temple. You have made the House of God into a den of thieves. The Dollar Reverend and the others take heed for you all will have to be Accountable to a Higher Court and to the God you all purport to worship but worship the Almighty Dollar.
Men like Angelo King have a chance to take the lead and have fair elections. Bring Accountability and Transparency into the BVHP Project Area Committee. Folks this is the time for you to vote for other candidates Espanola Jackson, Rodney Hampton, Dwayne Jusino but not that sellout Sophie Maxwell.
Even Charlie Walker would do well but not Sophie Maxwell. And then you have Marie Harrison. Anybody but Sophie Maxwell. We have other candidates and all of them should try to send the evil Sophie Maxwell out of Bayview Hunters Point and back to Haight Ashbury where she belongs.
Now tell me what do you make of any one that shops at Delirious at Potrero Hill and thinks that she has good tastes? Tell me what do you think about someone that favor yuppies but not her own Black people on Potrero Hill where her mother got some name that Sophie Maxwell flushed into the cesspool?
The fight has just begun - we want San Francisco Redevelopment Agency out of the Bayview Hunters Point once and for all. We should remove anyone that votes for SFRA because they have not been sincere, lied, and done everything possible to harm people of color.
We will remember Jesse Blout, Michael Cohen, Mayor Gavin Newsom, and all those City Attorneys that sold out and adversely impacted thousands. The poor we will always have and the poor will inherit the Kingdom of God. It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle then a rich fat cat to get to heaven. Think about that and let us keep it real. I want to thank that wild Irish Man Brian O'Flynn for doing the right thing. The Irish have always been for the people and have always helped people of color. We will be monitoring the Blacks especially the sell outs and those that want some break crumbs and sell out the community- the many House Negroes.
San Francisco and San Franciscans you have done yourself proud. Thanks you for your signatures and God Bless you. This is Ohlone Land and we know the thieves that stole our land. We love the poor because they have a heart and have compassion as to the crooks you can figure that out.
We sure do not support a Racist Mayor like Gavin Newsom and his cronies. We tell it as it is - because we cannot afford to have meetings behind close door and make deals. We do not like to hang around End's Up and play with lubrication. We do our actions and our talking in plain sight of everyone. We speak the TRUTH and the Truth will prevail.
SROs and Market Rate Housing.
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