The SFBA supported the Shere Institutes application to the State Lands Commission to create a public park on the vacant parcel located at 410 Airport Blvd. in Burlingame. I'm pleased to inform you that the application was indeed selected and we they secured a short-term lease with the SLC. The Shere Institue with colaberation from the SFBA are now deeply immersed in design development and preliminary permitting on our way towards engaging the CEQA process with the SLC. The current concept design for the park includes a kite-surfing staging area and put-in ramp.
If you live in or make use of Ward 1 of the East Bay Regional Park District (bay bridge to Point Pinole to Wildcat) and you value recreational use of open spaces in our urban areas, it is CRITICAL that you vote for Elizabeth Echols https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth4Parks/ in the upcoming election of our new board member. Her opponent, Norman LaForce, is a one-issue--preservation or die!--candidate. He will fence off our limited open spaces, as he has done at the Berkeley Meadow and Albany Beach, and fight recreational use of our parks and access to water through our parks. Elizabeth is a balanced, mature, collaborative worker. Norman is anti dog, anti bike, anti reaction, anti water sports and has been so hated by his peers that he is the only council member in the history of El Cerrito passed over for the customer rotation of Mayor. He doesn't play well with others. Elizabeth does. https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23484
To get a sense of just how extreme LaForce is in his anti-recreation position and what it might mean for shoreline recreation, check out the section titled, 'Windsurfers and the Eel Grass' on page 4 (this is a suit filed by SPRAWLDEF, the Sustainability, Parks, Recycling, and Wildlife Legal Defense Fund, which was founded by Norman La Force