Artificial Turf War: S.F. Voters Face Competing Athletic Field Plans

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 (Ocean Beach Bulletin)

Two competing San Francisco ballot measures -- Propositions H and I -- ask voters to decide whether or not to renovate the Beach Chalet soccer fields on the western edge of Golden Gate Park to include artificial turf and additional lighting. Approved by the California Coastal Commission and the city's Board of Supervisors, critics claim the plan is bad for the environment and for kids' health.


Po Bronson, president of San Francisco Youth Soccer representing the "No on H" and "Yes on I" campaigns

Kathy Howard, landscape architect representing the "Yes on H" and "No on I" campaigns