Sharp Park legislation vetoed

The whole world has been watching what has been happening with Sharp Park GC in San Francisco (click here for background information). Yesterday, golf won another round in the fight. The following article appears courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Mayor Ed Lee vetoes Sharp Park legislation

Mayor Ed Lee vetoed legislation today that calls on the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to transfer management of Sharp Park to the federal government, if an agreement can be reached.

The parkland property — owned by San Francisco — is located on the San Mateo County coast and used for a public golf course. The goal of the legislation is to restore the land to its natural habitat for inclusion in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The Board of Supervisors approved the legislation earlier this month on a 6-5 vote — two short of what’s needed to override a mayoral veto.

Environmentalists have long advocated for the transfer of the land, which is home to the endangered San Francisco garter snake and the threatened California red-legged frog and have also taken their fight to court.

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