Carolyn Chase, a long-time Mission Bay Park activist, is now onboard with the latest draft of a proposed ballot measure that would dedicate more of the park’s lease revenues to capital projects for Mission Bay and other regional parks.

Chase was among several quoted in our story on the issue who said the measure’s sponsors — Councilman Kevin Faulconer and Councilwoman Donna Frye — drafted the proposal without public input. They were also upset over a list of priorities that would be part of the ballot measure.

“In my opinion this has been another behind-the-scenes, closed-doors, let’s-make-a-deal thing,” Chase said last week. The story ran today.

But in an e-mail today Chase said the most recent draft addressed many of her concerns, specifically the addition of more water quality projects and the elimination of parking lot maintenance as one of the priorities.

“It’s definitely a form of classic political sausage, but I’ve decided to partake,” she wrote.

City Council should vote on the measure at some point during its meeting today that will likely continue until late in the evening.


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