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|Testify/Support Laws - Stop Chain Stores from Sneaking into our SF Neighborhoods|
|Date||Monday March 15|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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Land Use Committee, Room 263
SF City Hall, between Van Ness and Polk, and McAllister and Grove.
HELP SUPERVISOR MATT GONZALEZ
STOP CHAIN STORES FROM
SNEAKING UP ON OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!
Come speak in support of Supervisor Gonzalez’s “Formula Business” Legislation
at City Hall on Monday, March 15th!
City Hall (at Van Ness and Grove)Room 263
In front of the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee
1) Monday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.
This legislation is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (The meeting starts at 1:00), you will be able to speak during the public comment period which begins shortly after 4:00 p.m.
2) NOW: Call, write, and/or email the Supervisors to let them know you support the legislation that seeks to protect neighborhood character and small businesses. Following the Land Use Committee meeting on the 15th the legislation will be heard at the full Board on Tuesday, March 23rd. For the numbers and emails of the Supervisors, click on http://www.sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs_index.asp
(You will not be able to speak at the Board Meeting, Tuesday, 3/23. Only Monday 3/15.)
Does Matt Gonzalez’s legislation do?
Requires neighborhood residents and businesses to be notified whenever a chain store (with more than eleven stores and standardized services/décor/etc.) intends to move into the area.
Specifies additional permitting reviews for proposed formula retail stores in Cole Valley and prohibits formula businesses from a four-block area of Hayes Valley.
Gives residents the option of having a more prominent voice in planning for the future of their neighborhoods
Helps even the playing field between large chains and small independent businesses
Supports the local economy
Prevents San Francisco from further deterioration into Anytown, USA
Saves the unique character of San Francisco neighborhoods
Discourages architectural homogenization
Promotes unique shopping experiences provided by independent stores
~~~~For more information contact Supervisor Gonzalez’s office at 554-7630~~~~