Anyone who would put Doggie Diner heads in Golden Gate Park is unclear on the concept of what a park is.
The continuing privatization of our parks by Phil Ginsburg is just plain wrong and has been done without full disclosure to the public. Who voted for Doggie Diner heads in our green space? Were all the residents and visitors polled? Using non-profits like Illuminate the Arts to co-opt our public space and push their brand is not a good thing for our parks. Illuminate has no interest in protecting and preserving nature.
The City has public art, museums, installations, happenings, street art, galleries, you name it. The de Young has a beautiful sculpture garden on the south side with plenty of benches and the sculpture garden adjacent to the de Young cafe is open to everyone. We don’t need garish street murals to enjoy art in the park. The street murals crowd the space and detract from our park environment.
But that is not enough for Rec. and Park and Illuminate; they want to take over Golden Gate Park. SF Parks Alliance, another private non-profit that thinks it owns our parks, is part of the cabal that brought the SkyStar Wheel, a carnival ride, to the Music Concourse.
Phil Ginsburg can not be trusted to take care of our parks. To quote another commentator, “This is why it is so very important that we vote “yes” on I and “no” on J! Save our park from becoming a Disneyland by the Beach!”
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