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Monday, June 15, 2009

Petition for SF's Japantown - The Better Neighborhood Plan is Not Yet Ready

I believe in San Francisco's Japantown's future, do you?

The Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan was published with too little time to review the entire document and in just a couple of weeks, the Planning Commission will be voting to give its endorsement or reject it.

Many community "leaders" believe that this plan is the best for Japantown, but many community members believe that endorsement should not be given at this time; it has not fully addressed the major concerns about issues especially about the Japan Center malls, and how the temporary loss of the malls will have a severe impact on the community at large.

With only the option to endorse or not, I ask you to sign this petition below and tell the City and County of San Francisco to NOT ENDORSE THIS PLAN. The community needs more time to work out the wrinkles and come to a consensus.

Sign the online petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/against-japantown-plan

(The petition site is working again after a 24-hour shutdown)

I was able to collect 16,235 signatures to "save" Japantown in 2006; will you help me and support Japantown one more time?

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