Prop. I would allow the renovation of the Beach Chalet fields, as well as any city athletic fields, playgrounds and paths to include lights and artificial turf when the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department deems that a renovation would at least double the use of the facility.
Proposition I also ensures park projects that have been approved by the proper agencies move forward without being halted by an appeal process.
What if Both Propositions Pass?
If both propositions pass, the one that receives the most votes will take effect.
Good to Know:
The renovation of the soccer fields near Beach Chalet has already been approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the California Coastal Commission.
What Are the Arguments for H and against I?
Opponents of Prop. I say that artificial turf poses a health hazard and that the turf and lighting structures would harm the environment. They also argue that turf is just as expensive and labor intensive to maintain as grass.
What Are the Arguments for I and against H?
Opponents of Prop. H say that there are too few athletic fields available in San Francisco and that installing artificial turf and lights would expand the number of usable fields. Supporters of I also feel that there is insufficient scientific evidence to conclude that artificial turf poses a health hazard.
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