Presidio bust - Page 3

City officials and residents push the Presidio Trust to pay attention to more than just the bottom line

Nancy Pelosi's office, the California Department of Transportation, and the local Transportation Authority's office to try and reach a compromise between what the city needs and what the trust wants.
"One of the problems is they still have an objective to get as much money out of this project as possible," said McGoldrick. "They should pause and consider trying to get 70 or 80 percent of that $1 million. They should find some way to find the other $300,000. They should find some way to be a good neighbor."
Otherwise, the city may have to find some way to be a bad neighbor. There's still a threat on the table to close portions of 14th and 15th Avenues — literally locking the Presidio's gate to the city — which would severely cripple access to the PHSH. McGoldrick, whose district abuts the southern edge of the Presidio, put forward that resolution along with Sup. Michela Alioto-Pier two years ago.
Although McGoldrick still considers it a possibility, he told us, "Let's hope we don't have to go there." SFBG