Work with me here. According to simple-minded former sportswriter C.W. Nevius, our Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center has been
O.K.? And, according to simple-minded former sportswriter C.W. Nevius, the reason why San Francisco Shadow Mayor for Life Gavin Newsom hates the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center is because, because:
All right. But, hold on a second. Does this add up?
Let’s see here, isn’t the HANC RC just as noisy a “bone of contention” in Golden Gate Park now as a decade ago? Yup.
Did it move or something? Nope.
So why then would Gavin Newsom vote in favor of the hated, terrible, hated recycling center back in 2001?
Was he for it before he was against it? Mmmm.
That’s something to ponder as you read the latest missive from the HANC. Sure looks like they have something cooked up for Judgment Day, aka March 4th, 2011:
“HANC RECYCLING & NATIVE PLANT NURSERY TO ACCEPT OLD CHAIN – FINAL DAYS APPROACHING?
HANC Recycling, under attack for years may go out in a blaze of glory if neighborhood NIMBYs ably led by CW Nevius finally get their way. HANC is seeking to acquire thousands of feet of old chain, padlocks with or without keys, so long as they are open to accommodate the more than 1000 people expected to link up in civil disobedience on the final day.
Executive Director of HANC Recycling, Ed Dunn says, “1000 people have already pledged to chain themselves together on our last day, so we’ll need a lot. But in any case, if things work out scrap prices for steel are through the roof, so this is a good time to recycle.”
All right then, the battle is well and truly joined.
Wake me up on judgment day.
All the deets, after the jump.
* I was born on the bayou, more or less – Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County, just below Alabammy.
[Haight Ashbury Recycling Center]
2 COMMENDING THE HAIGHT ASHBURY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL RECYCLING
3 CENTER FOR THEIR TWENTY SEVEN YEARS OF PROVIDING RECYCLING AND OTHER
4 SERVICES TO HAIGHT ASHBURY RESIDENTS AND THE CITIZENS OF SAN
7 WHEREAS, In 1973 the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), pioneers in
8 the national recycling movement, opened the Haight Ashbury Recycling Center; and,
FILE NO. _—..:::..:OO=2=2.:::…07~ _ RESOLUTION NO. __ .3_0_-_()_1 _
**SUE BIERMAN** , NEWSOM
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 1
WHEREAS, The Center provides environmental, recreational and educational services
10 in addition to recycling and employment opportunities to the neighborhood and larger
11 community; and,
12 WHEREAS, The Center recycles 220 tons of glass, paper, aluminum and plastic
13 materials monthly and provides recycling services to over 2000 redemption and drop off
14 customers and over 150 commercial and residential accounts and provides recycling for
15 special events at Golden Gate Park each year at no cost to the City; and,
16 WHEREAS, The Center provides educational service to two high schools and 100 to
17 200 students and teaches 40 to 50 community service workers and volunteers annually and
18 offers job skills training to San Francisco Conservation Corps interns; and,
19 WHEREAS, The Center is a tour destination for the Recreation and Parks
20 Department’s “Youth In-Action” and provides physical activity for two programs for the
21 developmentally disabled and materials for teachers and artists; and,
22 WHEREAS, The Center assists and supports the San Francisco Community Recycling
23 Center’s (SFCR) Building Resource facility at the Presidio and services SFCR’s supermarket
24 sights at Church and Market Streets, Webster and Geary Streets, and 7th and Cabrillo; and,
25 WHEREAS, HANC advocated in 1987 and 1999 for the California Bottle Bill and for the
2 source reduction and recycling element of San Francisco’s Recycling Master Plan; now,
3 therefore be it,
4 RESOLVED, that the City and County of San Francisco commends the Haight Ashbury
5 Recycling Center for their invaluable and imaginative contribution to the citizens of San
6 Francisco and the United States.
File Number: 002207 Date Passed:
Resolution commending the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center for their twenty
seven years of providing recycling and other services to Haight Ashbury residents and the citizens of
January 2,2001 Board of Supervisors – SEVERED FROM FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT
COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA
January 2, 2001 Board of Supervisors – ADOPTED
Ayes: 11 – Ammiano, Becerril, Bierman, Brown, Katz, Kaufman, Lena, Newsom,
Teng, Yayj, Yee
Signed : Mayor Willie Brown, January 12, 2001
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