Mayor Ed Lee Vetoes Anti-Golf Sharp Park Ordinance!
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, on December 19, vetoed the Board of Supervisors' close- Sharp Park Golf Course Ordinance.
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Articles of Interest:
*SF Chronicle, 'Mayor Ed Lee Vetoes Sharp Park Legislation,' Dec. 19, 2011:http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2011/12/19/mayor-ed-lee-vetoes-sharp-park-legislation/
* SF Chronicle Editorial, 'Don't Give Up Sharp Park,' Dec. 16, 2011: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/16/EDU61MCEPI.DTL
*Golf Digest, Bill Fields, 'Historic Sharp Park's Fate Hangs in the Balance,' Dec. 14, 2011: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/blogs/local-knowledge/2011/12/historic-sharp-parks-fate-hangs-in-the-balance.html
*Geoff Shackelford, 'To USGA Critics, I Have a Message: Give the USGA a Break,' Dec. 15, 2011: http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2011/12/15/to-usga-critics-i-have-a-message-give-the-usga-a-break.html
*Golf World, Bradley Klein, 'SF Public Golf Under Fire, As Sharp Park Loses Vote,' Dec. 14, 2011: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/dec/14/sf-public-golf-under-fire-sharp-park-loses-vote/
*Beyond Chron, Rochelle Metcalfe, 'I heard that! Sharp Park, Frogs, Snakes, and Golfers,'Dec. 8, 2011: http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=9748#more
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