Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors Meeting a Huge Success

The Presidio Trust wanted a big turnout, and that’s what they got. How many folks showed up last night at the Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors meeting? More than 500 and less than 1000. Read a vivid account here.

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These poor souls had to wait about 45 minutes before being admitted, but nobody was “turned away,” as has been alleged. Across the street you can see the “First Amendment Area” at Moraga and Monkey. That’s the nicest time, place, manner free speech area this lawyer has ever seen.

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The news of the evening is that public comment period will be extended to September, so expect another big meeting like this one. A transcript will be available soon, so let’s wait on that before getting into this too much.

Is there a NIMBY backlash developing among area youth?

The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, was booed by a good chunk of the mob after he voiced support for the CAMP museum as well as the entire Presidio Trust proposal. Only in San Francisco….

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In the words of world-famous architect Richard Gluckman, “Working in San Francisco is not like anywhere else.”

Here’s what Angelo King of the Bayview Hunter’s Point Project Area Committee has to say, and here’s the official case made for the museum:

  • Over one thousand works of art from every facet of modern art – from sculptures and video installations to paintings and prints.
  • Greening of the Main Post Parade ground that is now a parking lot into a magnificent public park.
  • Rehabilitating existing historic buildings
  • Hands-on artists, ceramic and photography studios
  • C.A.M.P. is privately funded and will be a gift to the people of San Francisco
  • To be continued…

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    One Response to “Presidio Trust Public Board of Directors Meeting a Huge Success”

    1. PresidioPal says:

      No, CAMP is NOT “a gift to the people of San Francisco. The art stays the property of the FIsher family trough a completely controlled trust. There is no public oversight in the management of the museum. Fisher has stated that he wants a few years “playing curator” before he gets too old.If the FIsher’s get discouraged by lack of attendance or want the money, they can sell off the art at any time.

      None of the minority of speakers for Fisher even attempted to answer the question that they must answer: why must this be in this particular location in a national park? Why must it be built in a national historic landmark, even though the Park Service has stated that CAMP would “threaten” keeping the National Landmark protection.