Lake Merced Comprehensive Management Plan
Revised Draft, April, 1998
We maintain an annual status report on progress that has been made.
This is our report as of January 2003.Marvin Yee, planner with the Recreation and Park Department, has provided an extensive update of progress made on the recreation portion of this CMPLM. We appreciate his effort, which represents considerable progress, and have published his report in full.
This year, for the very first time, we have also heard from Michael Carlin at the PUC. We have posted his progress report as submitted. Lest we seem to be going soft, we also point out that many of these items report on studies being conducted and data being collected which are not available to the public. Also, we have provided Michael's 2002 year-end report as recorded in Commission minutes.
Lisa Wayne has submitted her report covering the Natural Areas Program. For the first time ever the set is now complete!
For more than three years Friends of Lake Merced worked first with the San Francisco Deparment of Parks and Recreation, then with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, to help put together what was to be called the "Lake Merced Comprehensive Management Plan."
The result was described by Tom Stienstra, Outdoors Editor for the San Francisco Examiner, as "one of the biggest disappointments in the lake's 120-year history, a precious opportunity that is being squandered."
(SF Examiner 11/2/97)
We have entered the entire plan on this web site.You may also read a summary of our comments or a detailed commentary.
As indicated, the most recent version of this plan that we have is still labeled "Revised Draft." If a finished version has been published we don't know about it. If you'd like to have a copy of the plan in its current state, or if you have any other questions about the status of this plan, contact Joan Ryan at the San Francisco PUC.
Read what the Independent had to say about the revised Lake Merced plan.