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Prop. A: San Francisco ballot measure prepares for The Big One

OCTOBER 29, 2018 (Mission Local)

“[The] seawall, a 100-year-old, three-mile-long structure that runs the length of the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to AT&T Park, protects the city’s northeastern shore from the Bay and, according to urban planners, is in desperate need of repair. Prop. A, placed on the November ballot by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, would create an infusion of cash to keep the seawall upright and in place.

 

Before It Turns to ‘Jello,’ Embarcadero Seawall May Get Voter-Approved Upgrade

OCTOBER 29, 2018 (KQED Science)

“In recent decades, San Franciscans have embraced the reborn Embarcadero waterfront as kind of front yard, and at noon on a weekday it crowds with tourists, skateboarders, entrepreneurs and other locals. But underneath wheels and feet, three and a half miles of seawall is cracking and crumbling, vulnerable to rising waters or a major earthquake…”

 

When it comes to propping up SF’s crumbling seawall, no one’s resisting

OCTOBER 21, 2018 (San Francisco chronicle)

There is broad support for Yes on Proposition A. From all of the San Francisco supervisors, Mayor London Breed, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Representative Nancy Pelosi, to the Sierra Club, SF Republican Party, and major stakeholders including Dignity Health, Airbnb, Facebook, Boston Properties, and the San Francisco Giants.

 

The $5 Billion Plan to Save San Francisco From Flooding in a Major Earthquake

OCTOBER 18, 2018 (The Mercury News)

"For Peskin, whose district includes Fisherman’s Wharf, repairing the seawall is a job that affects public and private property, and has to be done. The U.S. Geological Survey says there is a 72 percent chance of one or more 6.7 magnitude or stronger earthquakes striking the Bay Area in the next 25 years. “This is literally an investment in San Francisco surviving in the next 100 years,” he said."

 

Endorsements: November 2018 Propositions

OCTOBER 7, 2018 (San Francisco EXAMINER)

San Francisco Examiner is endorsing Yes on Proposition A to strengthen San Francisco’s Seawall, stating, “Protecting it is not only crucial for San Francisco’s economy, but for those who call it home every day. That is why approving $425 million in bonds to repair and strengthen the Embarcadero Seawall is a no brainer…This will be money well spent.”

 

Editorial: Yes on S.F. Proposition A

September 27, 2018 (San Francisco chronicle)

San Francisco’s waterfront may be charming and scenic, but it’s not immune to age or rising waters. That’s why voters should approve a $425 million bond to rebuild the Embarcadero seawall from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek.

 

SF lays foundation for seawall repair with beer, coffee campaign

September 3, 2018 (San Francisco chronicle)

The limited-edition Seawall Stroll espresso produced by Ritual Coffee and Seawall's Sea Puppy, a sour beer, available at Black Hammer Brewing's taproom near South Park, are raising awareness of the century-old seawall beneath the Embarcadero.

 

What’s labor got to do with it?

September 2, 2018 (San Francisco EXAMINER)

On this Labor Day, as we embark on one of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects in our generation — strengthening the Embarcadero Seawall — we want to highlight the importance of San Francisco workers in these efforts.

 

5 local ballot measures face San Francisco voters in November

august 13, 2018 (San Francisco chronicle)

Proposition A, the Embarcadero Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond, requests approval for a $425 million bond debt assist with seawall repairs. The current seawall is at risk for failing during a major earthquake and is protecting an estimated $100 billion in property and infrastructure along San Francisco's Embarcadero.

 

San Francisco studies impacts of sea level rise as state projections double

august 6, 2018 (San Francisco examiner)

A more than $400 million bond proposal to repair San Francisco’s seawall will go before San Francisco voters on November 6, 2018.

 
 

 

SF supervisors make changes to housing program to generate affordable units

JULY 17, 2018 (San Francisco Chronicle)

Also on Tuesday, the supervisors voted to place on the November 6, 2018 ballot a $425 million bond measure to make vital repairs to the city’s crumbling Embarcadero seawall.

With S.F. seawall crumbling, $425 million bond for repairs likely to make ballot

April 16, 2018 (San francisco chronicle)

Should the bond measure make it to the ballot and win a two-thirds approval from voters on November 6, 2018 — as it’s widely expected to do — the money raised would fund the bulk of the first round of planning, construction and repair work on the seawall.

 

State Bill Seeks Millions for Embarcadero SeaWall Upgrades

March 19, 2018 (Bay city news)

An aging seawall along San Francisco's iconic waterfront would leave the city defenseless in the event of sea level rise or a major earthquake, but new state legislation announced Monday would help secure more funding to strengthen it.