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“This is an opportunity to create from concrete and chain link fence, a new public park for the generations.”

– Supervisor Mark Farrell, July 16, 2014

On July 22, 2014, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve Agenda Item #34, to transfer the defunct Francisco Reservoir from the SFPUC, to the Recreation & Park Department to create a new public park for San Francisco.

TEXT COPIED FROM AGENDA ITEM #34:
[140782 [Conditional Jurisdictional Transfer of City Property – Francisco Reservoir -$9,900,000] Sponsors: Farrell; Chiu, Breed, Campos, Tang, Wiener and Yee

Resolution approving the jurisdictional transfer of Assessor’s Block No. 0046, Lot No.001, consisting of 3.29 acres and 143,344 square feet, and a portion of Assessor’s Block No. 0047, Lot No. 001, commonly known as Francisco Reservoir, and surrounding area currently under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), to the Recreation and Park Department (RPD) as to subject to the terms and conditions of a Memorandum of Understanding between SFPUC and RPD; approving the transfer price of $9,900,000; and making environmental findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1.
(Fiscal Impact)

Question: Shall this resolution be ADOPTED?
Ayes: Breed, Chiu, Campos, Cohen, Farrell, Kim, Mar, Tang, Wiener, Yee. Excused: Avalos

Legislative Details concerning the transfer of jurisdiction of the Francisco Reservoir from the SFPUC to RPD (source: Legistar)