Tuesday is another “crunch day” in San Francisco for America’s Cup organizers. The Board of Supervisors will vote on affirming or reversing the Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. Before the vote they’ll have a public hearing on two appeals filed by San Francisco Tomorrow, the Golden Gate Audubon Society, Waterfront Watch, Telegraph Hill Dwellers, and the Sierra Club. The appeals accuse the A-Cup folks and the City of playing fast and loose with the California Environmental Quality Act, complains mightily about disturbing the mud in Aquatic Park, doesn’t fully take into account air pollution problems, and that giving Pier 54 to the Event Authority was illegal. If the Supervisors approve the EIR, lawsuits follow. If they deny it, the America’s Cup stalls out. Stay tuned.
Here’s a link to the agenda item and the supporting documents: