The Illinois Movable Bridge is a project that the San Francisco Port Authority is fast tracking without consulting the constituents who are directly and indirectly impacted by this proposed bridge.

 

The constituents have gone out of their way to contact the San Francisco Port Authority. The San Francisco Port Authority have had some targeted meetings with the constituents but have NOT revealed the details of the proposed Movable Bridge at  Illinois Street and Islais Creek.

 

The constituents and other Transportation and Environmental experts

SEE NO NEED for this bridge at all.

 

 This proposed bridge has the local community very distressed. We have now to deal with more noise, pollution, other environmental hazards just a few feet from where we work.

 

We are requesting the Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, BCDC, etc to please review any plans and put a stop to this bridge that has no place in our community. All this bridge does is destroy our comunity which is close knit and has developed values over decades.

 

The recent sewer pipe collapse has destroyed the Muwekma Ohlone Sanctuary. This disaster revealed to the community the ineptness  of the City and County of San Francisco, as well as  the Port Authority. Several days after the disaster, no one has taken full responsibility for all the adverse actions.

 

We call upon the Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, the BCDC, the US Fish and Wildliife Service, and all the related regulatory agencies to carefully examine any pressure put on you to bring about the construction of this bridge that the community has stated time and time again, that it does not want.

 

Francisco Da Costa