Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Webster’

New Warriors Arena to be Slightly Lower, Assuming It Gets Built in the First Place – Artist’s Conception

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

So, unlike the disastrous America’s Cup and 8 Washington campaigns, the Golden State Warriors project is based around stuff that San Franciscans can actually benefit from.

So that’s a good sign.

Remember, the more you complain now, the better this deal gets for San Francisco. You the public are the bad cop and genial SFGov figurehead Ed Lee is the good cop. And of course the good cop won’t be able to get the best deal possible for San Francisco without the bad cop.

If Ed Lee doesn’t like this game, then he can just retire, right? Or go back to his old job the way he promised to in the first place, right?

It’s too bad that Oakland will lose its team.

Oh well.

Golden State Warriors Modify Semi-Publicly-Financed Arena Proposal – Say Hello To My Little Friend!

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Well the announcement is officially coming this AM, but Messrs. Matier und Ross already have the skivvy on the brand-new, slightly-more-NIMBY-friendly proposal.

And, here, check the latest illustrations.

From the former proposal, a silvery looming UFO with kayak access…

…to the new proposal, a slightly lower silvery looming UFO without kayak access:

So Warriors, take that 13% rate down to 3% and then you might have something, you might have a privately-financed stadium deal.

Now let’s review our waterfront proposals.

The America’s Cup deal was poorly-negotiated on purpose so we could pay for Larry Ellison’s ego trip. It’s an ongoing travesty.

And 8 Washington is corruption.

But this here arena proposal seems OK fine to me, more or less.

I’ll now invite the rich, property-owning NIMBYs of SoMA to move to Fairfield, where 15% of the houses are in foreclosure.

Hey, Look Who Supports the Golden State Warriors Waterfront Arena Plan: All These People – Today’s Big Rally

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Well I suppose if the San Francisco Establishment wanted to claim that it had support “across the spectrum” for the arena deal, they’d have Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Aaron Peskin and a whole bunch of San Francisco Giants baseball players up there with them on the steps of City Hall today.

But this group will have to do.

All the deets:

“GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCANS TO LAUNCH NEW ORGANIZATION AND EFFORT TODAY SUPPORTING GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS’ WATERFRONT ARENA PLAN – Group consists of community leaders, Warriors fans, business, labor, entertainment industry representatives, and residents from across the Bay Area – Supporters plan to be out in force supporting the waterfront plan at public meetings, neighborhood events and community festivals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A group of enthusiastic San Franciscans from across the spectrum plans to launch a new organization today supporting the Golden State Warriors’ proposed waterfront arena plan. The group consists of community leaders, Warriors fans, representatives from the business and labor community, entertainment industry representatives and residents from across the city and the Bay Area.

The group has secured a diverse mix of local leaders to serve as the co-chairs for the effort, including:

Honorary Co-Chairs

Chris Mullin, Former Golden State Warriors player

Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council*

Carmen Policy, Former NFL executive and San Francisco 49ers Team President

Community Co-Chairs

Jim Lazarus, Senior Vice President, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce*

Katherine Webster, President, South Beach-Mission Bay Merchants Association*

Shamann Walton, Executive Director, Young Community Developers*

Dr. Joseph Marshall, Founder, Omega Boys Club*

Members of the newly formed group plan to be out in force over the next several months supporting the arena project at public meetings and hearings, neighborhood events and community festivals.

The group is also planning to hold playoffs viewing parties across San Francisco to cheer on the team as they make a run for an NBA championship.

Who: More than 100 supporters are expected, including:

Adonal Foyle, Former Golden State Warriors player

Carmen Policy, Former NFL executive and San Francisco 49ers Team President

Jim Lazarus, Senior Vice President, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Joseph Marshall, Founder, Omega Boys Club

Janet Clyde, Owner of Vesuvio’s

Tom O’Connor, President, San Francisco Firefighters Local 798

Bob Graham, Supportive neighbor

Shamann Walton, Executive Director, Young Community Developers

What: Diverse group of San Franciscans to launch new organization and effort supporting the Golden State Warriors’ waterfront arena project

When: Today, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:00-1:00pm

Where: City Hall Steps, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk St. steps between Grove and McAllister Streets)”

“Sweet Melissa” Griffin Stars at Tonight’s District 6 Debate Featuring Kim, Meko, Sparks, Walker, and Zamora

Monday, August 16th, 2010

[UPDATE: Word on the street  is that it”s wide open for those who didn’t RSVP – there are 130 extra seats so you’d have a shot at getting in tonight if you so desire. REUPDATE: The cold dawn of Tuesday morning reveals that the RSVP requirement was strictly enforced, at least it was on one h. Brown. I don’t know, I’m used to more open debates and forums and whatnot. I’d heard from one of the campaigns that there were only 170 RSVPs the afternoon before this event, so that meant that “it doesn’t matter if you rsvp’d or not.” Oh well.]

From Fog City Journal comes word of the District 6 Candidates Forum starrring “Sweet Melissa” Griffin and hosted by the South Beach / Mission Bay Business Association. All your favorites will be there, including:

Jane Kim, Jim Meko, Theresa Sparks, Debra Walker, and Elaine Zamora

All the deets are here. You might be too late to RSVP at this point, I don’t know.

You can’t elect a supe until Melissa Griffin hosts a debate of the issues. Here she was a couple years back in District 9:

SBMB Business Association Board

Chair/President – Katherine Webster
Vice President – Leslie Hennessey
Secretary – Dr. Robert Privatsky
Treasurer – Sherry Cookson
Director -Eric Rubin
Director -Eric Steckel
Director -Teresa Birch

SBMB Members 

Aim Mail Center
 Andrea Schwartz Gallery
 Bacar
 Bars & Tone
 Brannan St. Chiropractic
 Cole Hardware
 Hennesey’s Wines and Specialty Foods
 Jack Falstaff
 Jeffrey Lee Insurance
 Linda Graham (Prudential Reality)
 MM Galleries
 Momo’s
 Nova Bar
 O’Neills Irish Pub
 Pacific Corporate Suites
 Primo Patio Cafe
 Rubenstein Law Group P.C.
 S.F. Maz
 Storytelling Media
 Sweet Buds Floral
 The Butler and The Chef Bistro
 Thistle and Company
 Tres Agaves
 Walgreens #1297 – 670 4th St.
 Walgreens #3185 – 825 Market St.
 Walgreens #4275 – 456 Mission St.
 Walgreens #6291 – 116 New Montogmery
 Walgreens #7044 – 88 Spear St.
 Zsa Zsa