SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mission Bay Alliance and plaintiffs Jennifer Wade and SaveMuni are weighing legal options and will continue to vigorously oppose the location of the proposed new Warriors arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood in San Francisco.
"The Alliance appreciates Judge Wong's effort to decide this case on the extremely fast litigation timeline imposed on this case by the Legislature. The Alliance must now decide how to proceed within five days rather than the 60 days normally provided for filing an appeal," said Osha Meserve, one of the environmental attorneys representing the Mission Bay Alliance and co-plaintiffs.
The public-interest lawsuit focuses on dangerous traffic gridlock and air pollution, undisclosed public subsidies, blocked access to the world-class health care provided by UCSF hospitals, nuisance-level noise impacts, other inadequately studied environmental impacts, and inconsistencies with the long-planned development of Mission Bay South for lifesaving bioscience and technology research.
Gerald Cauthen, transportation engineer and co-founder of SaveMuni, stated that "SaveMuni believes the arena environmental impact report is deeply flawed. The huge development, with its planned 225 events a year, would compound the city's traffic congestion and Muni problems, and probably delay the all-important, voter-approved extension of Caltrain into downtown San Francisco for decades – all for a private, for-profit project."
The Mission Bay Alliance is acting with broad support of transit advocates, environmentalists, community members and business leaders around the Bay Area and its co-plaintiffs to enforce the important environmental laws violated when San Francisco's public officials hastily granted approvals for the arena and event center in Mission Bay.
Visit www.missionbayalliance.org to learn more and join us.
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SOURCE The Mission Bay Alliance