The Battle To Save San Francisco’s Flower Mart Continues.

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Call to Action, Fight Back, for your reflection, Solidarity

Florist Katherine Dooley talks about a ballot initiative to save the Flower Mart

Florist Katherine Dooley talks about a ballot initiative to save Flower Mart.

A while ago we published an article out of San Francisco that spoke to Saving Flower Mart from developers. Zelda Bronstein has published an article, “A Ballot Measure To Save Flower Mart on 48 Hills. We publish this article as we know that many of our readers read the first article and would be interested in reading this one. We even though are on the East Coast support the saving of Flower Mart from developers and feel that if Flower Mart is destroyed another piece of the soul of San Francisco will be cut out. Many thanks to 48 Hills for publishing these article.

Here is the opening of the article:

OCTOBER 2, 2014 — The fight to save the San Francisco Flower Mart ramped up yesterday, as the coalition supporting the flower vendors filed paperwork at City Hall to place a measure on the November 2015 ballot —provisionally titled the San Francisco Flower Mart Protection Act — that would preserve the current zoning and thereby prohibit the high-rise development proposed for the site by Los Angeles-based Kilroy Realty.

The move was announced at a press conference held at Repetto’s Nursery stall in the Mart and attended by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, former Mayor Art Agnos, former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, Small Business Commissioner and florist Kathleen Dooley, who filed and signed the initiative petition, vendor Patrick McCann, fellow vendors and florists, and their allies.

To read the rest of the article go to A Ballot Measure to Save Flower Mart, by Zelda Bronstein.

Be sure to read the comments, how some folks have turned this into a battle about public transportation.

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