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Job Creation For Ornithologists

The draft settlement, which now moves to the Board of Supervisors for approval, requires The City to provide $150,000 for the U.S. Geological Survey to do a multi-year bird study and $75,000 for Waterfront Watch attorneys’ fees. In exchange, a consortium of groups including the Sierra Club, the Golden Gate Audubon Society and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers, will not be allowed to further challenge race preparations. News that one of the last pieces in getting the America's Cup Race underway in the next 14 months may fall into place. The Ports Commissioners voted on Tuesday to settle the Peskin-helmed lawsuit over the race's environmental and traffic impacts. We're glad to hear the lawyers are getting paid. The NIMBY coalition was ready to go, filing the suit within hours of the BoS unanimous approval of the race's EIR last December. [SF Examiner/Curbed SF]