California: Effort to use ballot to preserve tower in San Fran

Thu, Dec 8 2011 — Source: San Francisco Weekly

Some San Francisco citizens who are worried that the city’s iconic Coit Tower is not getting the TLC it needs are hoping to force the city to shower the landmark with a little more money. And what better way to make sure that happens than through another ballot measure? The Protect Coit Tower Committee — a coalition of neighbors, environmentalists, and artists — filed a ballot initiative with the city’s Elections Department yesterday, and plans to collect 9,700 signatures over the next two months to get the measure on the June ballot. If approved, the measure would limit commercial activities and private events held there.