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stop the underground garage in Golden Gate Park
by Trees Not Cars
Tuesday Apr 20th, 2004 1:02 PM
The Music Concourse Community Partnership promised,
however, that they would not do any irreversible damage before
the hearings.
As the lawsuits to stop the underground garage in Golden Gate Park
await their hearing dates, destruction has already
begun. The Music Concourse Community Partnership promised,
however, that they would not do any irreversible damage before
the hearings.

They did not keep this promise. They cut down numerous mature
cherry trees, which cannot be replaced anytime soon. These
cherry trees are such a signature species of Golden Gate Park
that one is featured on the cover of the definitive book:

We are concerned that the pedestrian tunnels are next on the
list. They were built to a standard of craftsworkship that
doesn't exist today, from stones quarried in San Francisco.
They are historic and irreplaceable.

This webpage has photos of the tunnels as they are, and also
the type of charmless painted concrete block tunnel that they
would mostly likely be replaced with.

=v= We don't want any more irreplaceable damage done before
the court dates. We want them to keep their promise. You
can help:

(1) Call the Mayor's office TODAY (phone number below) and
tell him you don't want the pedestrian tunnels or mature
trees destroyed, or any other damage done that can't be
undone, before this is resolved in the courts.

(2) Call your City Supervisor TODAY (phone numbers below)
with the same message. (If you're not sure who your
Supervisor is, go to and enter
your address in the "My Neighborhood" field.)

It'll just take a few minutes. It's a phone blitz. Call today,
so they know we're paying attention. Call today, it's fun and
easy. Call today, I'm starting to sound like a radio announcer.
Call today, and tomorrow we can enjoy our park's beautiful and
historic treasures.
Jym Dyer
Trees Not Cars

Phone Numbers
Gavin Newsom <gavin.newsom [at]>

Supervisor, District 1
Jake McGoldrick <Jake.McGoldrick [at]>

Supervisor, District 2
Michela Alioto-Pier <Michela.Alioto-Pier [at]>

Supervisor, District 3
Aaron Peskin <Aaron.Peskin [at]>

Supervisor, District 4
Fiona Ma <Fiona.Ma [at]>

Supervisor, District 5
Matt Gonzalez <Matt.Gonzalez [at]>

Supervisor, District 6
Chris Daly <Chris.Daly [at]>

Supervisor, District 7
Tony Hall <Tony.Hall [at]>

Supervisor, District 8
Bevan Dufty <Bevan.Dufty [at]>

Supervisor, District 9
Tom Ammiano <Tom.Ammiano [at]>

Supervisor, District 10
Sophie Maxwell <Sophie.Maxwell [at]>

Supervisor, District 11
Gerardo Sandoval <Gerardo.Sandoval [at]>

Websites to Peruse
Alliance for Golden Gate Park info:

Trees Not Cars:

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