The main argument I have seen used by those who oppose the park is the health risks of artificial turf. I do not understand all the focus on the health effects of artificial turf. There is a much greater health risk I have never seen mentioned once. I wonder if it is because all of those people are young?15 or 20 years ago the San Francisco Sewer Plant was right next to that field. That is why that end of the park was ignored. It was full of sewage. Who knows what kinds of overflows they had and how much of it sank into the ground under the soccer fields?(1) - Isn't sewage more harmful to children than artificial turf? (2) - Have any tests been done to see if there is sewage residue in that field or anywhere near it?(3) - Are the city planners ignoring the sewage plant issue? I have not seen it mentioned in all the months I have been reading about the progress of the project.(4) - Was an environmental impact report done specifically addressing the issue of old sewage contaminating the soccer fields?
"We therefore suggest a compromise. The budget for the proposed Beach Chalet project is a whopping $10 million to $12 million."This project needs to be exposed as the fiasco it is by the news or someone important.I have lived by Ocean Beach for 20 years. Over the course of the last few years the height of the beach has risen by what feels like 10 feet. The original stairs from the parking lot down to the beach that were built 10 or 15 years ago are now half buried in sand. There are maybe 6 steps from the parking lot at Ocean Beach down to the beach.What does that have to do with this project you ask? Last year during the big windstorm the winds were so strong the sand was blowing up from the now higher beach onto the parking lot, onto Great Highway, and into Golden Gate park exactly where the soccer fields are.If the beach height continues to change at the rate it has been changing, the soccer fields are going to be under the sand in about 10 years.What forward thinking city officials actually believe it is a good idea to spend 12 million dollars rennovating a soccer field that is going to be buried in sand in 10 more years?Why doesn't a news organization go out to Ocean Beach and document what has been said? A TV camera crew can point their TV cameras from the parking lot down the beach steps to the sand and show there are only 6 or 8 steps left. Then they can get archival footage of the steps when they were first built to give young people an idea of just how high the sand has risen.Wouldn't it be smarter to spend that 12 million on a project somewhere closer in to the city center so people will get their full money's worth out of it? Instead of literally burying that 12 million under the beach sand from Ocean Beach?I thought the economy was bad and the city was on a budget? How can they afford to throw away 12 million dollars?
@Jkgzsdfgsd: Sorry guy. Anyone on the internet can say anything. You could claim to know Santa Claus and who can prove you wrong?I want to hear details of Lee's death. If you look around every story seems to be a paragraph or two saying "Lee died".Where is the body? Is it really Lee? Did he go hide in China because he is afraid? Or maybe he doesn't want years of publicity from the trial etc?If he really is dead, how did those nuts get in his salad? How could he not know he was eating a nut?People do not die suddenly in the public glare by accident. It never has happened any time in history and it never will.
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