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On February 22, 2018 the San Francisco Planning Commission considered Sausalito's appeal of the project. The San Francisco Planning Commission denied Sausalito's appeal on a 5:1 vote. Watch the recording from the meeting hereView the agenda and materials for the February 22 meeting here. View Sausalito's letters regarding the appeal (December 27, 2017 and February 20, 2018) and the letter to the San Francisco Planning Commission from Mayor Joan Cox. On March 21, 2018 the City of Sausalito filed an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. View the appeal letter and exhibits here. On March 27, 2018 Assistant City Manager Lilly Whalen gave an informational staff report on the issues to the Council (view the staff report here and watch the recording from the meeting here). On May 8June 4 and June 11 Mayor Cox and National Park Service Superintendent Joss corresponded with each other.

Background

On December 6, 2017 the San Francisco Planning Agency issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND) for the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project.  In addition to improvement to Piers 31 and 33 in San Francisco to provide ferry service to Alcatraz Island, the project also includes ferry service between Pier 31 1/2 and the existing Fort Baker pier as well as interpretive cruises around the bay.   The PMND failed to adequately analyze and mitigate impacts of the ferry service to Fort Baker in Sausalito.  The PMND includes flawed assumptions and lacks any analysis of the project's potential to substantially increase pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic along Alexander Avenue and exacerbate the already severely, over-crowded conditions in Sausalito's historic downtown and waterfront.  Therefore, on December 27, 2017 the City of Sausalito submitted an appeal of the San Francisco Planning Department's proposed Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project. On February 20, 2018 Sausalito submitted an additional letter regarding the appeal. On February 22, 2018 the San Francisco Planning Commission considered Sausalito's appeal of the project. The San Francisco Planning Commission denied Sausalito's appeal on a 5:1 vote. Watch the recording from the meeting hereView the agenda and materials for the February 22 meeting here. View Sausalito's letters regarding the appeal (December 27, 2017 and February 20, 2018) and the letter to the San Francisco Planning Commission from Mayor Joan Cox. On March 21, 2018 the City of Sausalito filed an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. View the appeal letter and exhibits here.

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