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To: Gov Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-1), Former BART Board President Bevan Dufty, Principal Designer/Architect (ret) Howard Grant, SF Mayor London Breed, District Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

Save Harvey’s Garden Grove at Castro Metro MUNI Station Harvey Milk Plaza SF-CA

Save Harvey’s Garden Grove at Castro Metro MUNI Station Harvey Milk Plaza SF-CA

Please consider signing this initiative to support the preservation of the "Nation's First" LGBT Veterans Grove and the improvements of Harvey's Garden - A Watershed Garden . The two street parklets are an important part of existing open space areas with mature landscaping at a historically and culturally significant LGBTQ site that is also an important transit hub.(2401-2499 Market St, SF CA 94114 )

Why is this important?

We say, Renovate - Don't Desecrate!
Please sign the petition! Stop the Demolition!
Restore the existing terrazzo. Expand Harvey Milk Plaza into the streets... (CASTRO/MARKET) Protect the ONLY MUNI station that has open space & mature landscaping! Save Harvey’s Gardens Grove!

This petition was created by concerned neighbors and community members in the late winter of '17-'18 as an aspect of the Twin Parklets initiative.We submitted 2 parklet applications to government and nonprofit stakeholders (Public Works and SF Parks Alliance) in early March 2018. UPDATE: PRE_COVID, we have collected over 1500 'wet' signatures that included actual conversations with neighbors, workers, visitors and merchants.

We want a green, sustainable and beautiful solution to an important and efficient transit hub that has suffered from urban strains, yet is structurally sound. This site already educates and inspires visitors from far and wide. The neighborhood character will be impacted by the of the demolishing of this built environment.

How it will be delivered

STAGE A PRESS CONFERENCE


Reasons for signing

  • Don't try to be all things to all people. You end up with a hodgepodge that pleases no one. I favor a simple design that provides 1) a quiet, green refuge, 2) a comfortable place to sit, meet friends, and people watch, and 3) easy access to Muni. The space is not well suited for large gatherings. Key words: Beauty. Simplicity. Utility.
  • I don't want a workinig part of our heritage destroyed to provide pocket lining to another non-local contractor.
  • This is a historic space that incorporates already existing flora and fauna. In these times of climate disaster, we cannot afford to be removing our plant life! Please consider renewing, not replacing.

Updates

2021-02-02 12:41:31 -0500

“I ask for the movement to continue, because my election gave young people out there hope. You gotta give ‘em hope.”

— Harvey Milk, The Hope Speech, 1978

2021-02-02 12:39:36 -0500

“Harvey understood that the LGBT community was part of something larger, and creating something special here will inspire others to carry on the global movement for peace and social justice.”– Cleve Jones

2020-01-24 22:04:20 -0500

Hi all! Just to let you know that we have now over 1500 "wet" signatures for our 2 sentence petition! Living in the Castro, and being at the train station, it is easy to demonstrate what we are attempting to save and improve, along with our new ADA elevator. Thank you all for you support! For more comprehensive info, visit our website www.SaveHarveyMIlkPlaza.org.