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Monday, June 20, 2011

Selling out the community with dubious ploys and machinations


All of San Francisco and its many constituents have always participated and deliberated in unity - that was until some Blacks in the Bayview mainly but from all over - joined forces with LENNAR, a Rogue Developer to destroy the unity in the Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill and Dog Patch, Little Hollywood, Alice Griffith Public Housing, Visitation Valley, Portola District and other areas all connected with Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point.

There is a past history that many are NOT fully aware of.

When the Shipyard was operational under the United States Navy it employed in its hey day over 10,000 people.

Not all the 10,000 people came from Bayview Hunters Point - they came from all over and so these people and their kin - have a stake in Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

This must be understood by those with parochial attitudes that do no good - when one wants to have a meaningful - dialog.

Proposition P was Citywide - it involved all San Franciscans - we all must understand that. Proposition P which went before all San Franciscans in the year 2000 - mandated the entire Shipyard to be cleaned to residential standards.

Another important point to comprehend is the role of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency - which is a quasi-State agency,

The SF Redevelopment Agency - has done more harm then good all over San Francisco. The glaring example; is the Western Addition and the removal of thousands of middle-class Blacks that were forced out of their homes - using Eminent Domain laws.

Most of them suffered - living in despicable Single Residential Occupational Hotels - caught up with drinking, drugs, and so on - destroying so many decent families - mostly Blacks.

Some years ago - the SF Redevelopment Agency chose to defy the constituents of San Francisco - when the SF Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) without any notice - created a large Survey Area.

The first step leading to a Project Area - that gives this dubious entity - the right to do as it pleases - with the land now coming under the jurisdiction - of the SF Redevelopment Agency.

We, the people from all over San Francisco collected over 33,000 signatures to put a Ballot Measure that would stop the SF Redevelopment Agency from developing a large area - some over 2568 acres - including Visitation Valley and Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Initially, the 33,000 signature were accepted by the San Francisco Election Department and its Director John Arntz.

However - Dennis Herrera the City Attorney - after we got the certification that the signatures were good - decided to declare the signatures null and void. Many decent San Franciscans were pissed of and continue to be pissed of to this day.

The City Attorney, Dennis Herrera - stated that the entire 4000 pages plus - and some pertinent maps should have accompanied the petition that allowed us to collect the signatures.

This was totally uncalled for - 33,000 people simply would not sign such a petition without some understanding and knowing that it was a just cause - for all San Franciscans.

Then we had Proposition F - where Jim Queen and I were the proponents. We demanded the Shipyard be cleaned to residential standards and that fifty percent of the entire homes built on the land be affordable.

The rest market value. We were joined by all the leading advocates and the respected environmental groups that knew the issues at hand.

We had no money but managed to spend at the most $10,000.

Lennar, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sophie Maxwell, Aurelious Walker, Lola Little and a host of sell outs - people who with intent harmed the community at large - joined Lennar, the Rogue Developer to put Proposition G on the ballot.

Lennar spent over $5 million and at the last moment made a deal with ACORN, the San Francisco Organizing Project, and the San Francisco Labor Union - and cut a deal.

These parties would get some money - under the pretext that is would be - community benefits. Some $30 million or so. And Lennar, upped the affordable housing to 33% prior to that it was 15%.

The Television stations bombarded the homes in San Francisco. We could not afford one single advertisement be it on the Television or in any newspaper. This is how Lennar loves to take advantage of the people.

Prior to that in the year 2004 - Lennar in grading large areas on Parcel A - bombarded the community and all of San Francisco - with toxic dirt, radioactive materials, Asbestos dust from the grinding and crushing of Serpentine Rock, and dangerous particulates.

Our children, our Elders, our women, our men all suffered from bloody eyes, irritation in the throat, headaches, and other ailments all documented - which our RACIST city, our SF Health Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Toxic and Substances Control, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the Mayor of San Francisco at that time - Mayor Gavin Newsom - failed to do anything, about.

Every convoluted ploy was used at all levels - even using the then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Diane Feinstein and other politicians to undermine all San Franciscans and the process of sound planning - leading to good jobs, sound housing, and healthy parks.

It makes no sense to build 10,550 homes on land that is contaminated. No one wants to live in the middle of Chernobyl.

In recent days other machinations have been used to employ our youth some 6o youth - using the pretext that some of the money set aside now, so called Community Benefits - some $500,000 - is being used to help the youth.

There was no SUFFICIENT notice given - and the youth who were approached by me knew nothing about this so called Summer Jobs.

The same crooks linked to Proposition G - are now going around pretending to do good when they with intent - have been doing harm.

We have over 5000 chronic youth truants in San Francisco who are living in and around Bayview Hunters Point.

We have 10,000 truants in San Francisco - that is youth. Of this amount over 6000 are chronic truants. As you see - most of the chronic truants live in the Bayview and no one truly cares what happens to our youth.

At the meetings before the SF Board of Supervisor at City Hall - outsiders, come and speak for the community. Outsiders, that have a hidden agenda and this is not the way it should be.

We have crooks mostly blacks and Poverty Pimp Pastors leading the charge -taking money, from Big Developers to do the devil work.

No pastor worth his or her salt must serve - mammon but this happens all the time - in the Bayview Hunters Point.

No one has a detail plan that spells out in detail the Community Benefits. Community Benefits in the Bayview really means and has meant - money that goes in the pocket of the crooks - bragging, shouting, and barking - Community Benefits - but being egoistical - fostering a hidden, agenda.

The time has come to reveal the TRUTH and more to rid of those that with intent are harming our community - the community at large - all of San Francisco.

Joining ranks, with these corrupt forces - our SF Board of Supervisor and or course the District 10 Supervisor - who grins a lot; has no clue what so ever - what is happen in District 10 - or for that matter in San Francisco.