Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi


Pelosi Announces Approval of Funding for National Parks in San Francisco

June 13, 2001

WASHINGTON - Today Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, announced Committee approval of funding for national parks in San Francisco including the Presidio, restoration of the historic ship C.A. Thayer, expansion of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and seismic upgrades for Fort Mason.

“Today’s action by the House Appropriations Committee is a vote of confidence for the priorities of the people of San Francisco and our national parks. This funding will help preserve the natural and cultural treasures that enrich our community and the nation,” Pelosi said.

The following San Francisco-based projects were requested by Rep. Pelosi and funded by the House Appropriations Committee:

The Presidio: $22.4 million in funding for continued operation and maintenance.

C.A. Thayer: $7.5 million in funding to restore the deteriorating the 106-year-old ship, now a floating classroom to teach school children about history and preservation;

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Expansion: $2.5 million in funding for the expansion of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to include Mori Point, a spectacular peninsula in San Mateo County. This project is a priority of Rep. Tom Lantos (D- CA); and

Fort Mason Seismic Upgrades: $13 million in funding for seismic upgrades to the middle pier at Fort Mason. The pier holds many of the facilities of the Fort Mason Center, which provides a venue for a wide variety of cultural and educational programs and organizations.

I will work to hold this funding as we move to the House floor and encourage the U.S. Senate to fund these priorities.

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