As previously reported, last month Mayor Lee vetoed an agreement between the city and the National Park Service over management of the Sharp Park golf course in Pacifica, owned by San Francisco, home of the endangered red legged frog and San Francisco Garden Snake. The Mayor vetoed the agreement, stating that San Mateo County would be better suited for management of the site, and that way it could stay open as a golf course. The Supes voted yesterday to go ahead with the NPS deal, but despite the 6-5 vote in favor, they didn’t have enough voted to overturn the Mayor’s veto and the deal won’t go through.
· Mayor rejects legislation on Sharp Park Transfer [Chronicle]
· Snakes recoil, frogs weep [Curbed SF]
· Endangered Species Battle it Out Over Flooded Habitats, Outfits [Curbed SF]
[Photo via Brian Hubbs, California Herps]