THE MISSION BAY ALLIANCE

Protecting our Healthcare, Preserving our Waterfront

The Mission Bay Alliance is a coalition of UCSF stakeholders, donors, faculty, physicians and the working men and women of San Francisco who are concerned about the impact of the proposed Golden State Warriors stadium on the future of the vibrant community and medical campus at Mission Bay. The Alliance fully supports the Warriors’ team and congratulates its tremendous championship win. However, the Alliance believes the proposed Mission Bay Events Center – in which basketball games will comprise only 18% of the proposed activities – is ill-conceived for this site.
The proposed stadium will have a disastrous impact on the health and welfare of thousands of patients and families by:

  • Blocking access to lifesaving medical services
  • Creating a parking nightmare — the several hundred parking spaces dedicated to this arena are not enough to serve a stadium of 18,500 people
  • Grinding traffic in and around Mission Bay to a halt
  • Flooding a small, landlocked area with crowds attending the 225 planned events per year
  • Saturating limited and insufficient area transit options
  • Causing noise pollution that could threaten the delicate recovery of the thousands of children, women and cancer patients who rely on Mission Bay hospitals’ world-class care
  • Jeopardizing the growth and success of healthcare and biomedical research at Mission Bay

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ABOUT

The Mission Bay Alliance is a coalition of UCSF stakeholders, donors, faculty, physicians and the working men and women of San Francisco who are concerned about the impact of the proposed Golden State Warriors stadium on the future of the vibrant community and medical campus at Mission Bay.

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WE BELIEVE THE PROPOSED STADIUM WILL HAVE A DISASTROUS IMPACT ON THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THOUSANDS OF UCSF PATIENTS AND FAMILIES WHO RELY ON UCSF’S LIFESAVING SERVICES BY:

  • Making it impossibly difficult to access emergency and urgent care at critical moments of life or death and creating significant hurdles for the visitors who seek health care services, including Kaiser Permanente patients in their new Owens St. site.
  • Adding a significant burden on the working men, women, nurses, doctors and medical staff who visit the medical campus each day for work.
  • Creating a tremendous parking challenge. With only a few hundred parking spaces to accommodate the 18,500-seat arena, this project promises a parking nightmare and a traffic logjam.
  • Causing a steady influx of crowds to fill the 225 planned events each year — only 18 percent of which would be Warriors basketball games.
  • These crowds would flood a small, heavily congested area and add untold pressure on UCSF patients seeking lifesaving care.
  • Impeding the efforts of those who dedicated decades to designing UCSF’s world-class hospital campus and bioscience research center at Mission Bay.
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WHO WE ARE

The Mission Bay Alliance board is made up of former and current UCSF researchers, faculty and stakeholders who are invested in protecting the future of healthcare and biomedical research at Mission Bay.

Dr. William Rutter

President

Dr. Rutter is considered a founding father of the biotech industry in San Francisco. He joined UCSF in 1968 to start a new department in Biochemistry and Biophysics. He developed the foundational tools of molecular biology and helped UCSF become one of the most prestigious science institutions in the world. In 1981 he founded pioneering biotech firm Chiron, a biomedical company that developed the Hep B vaccine. He is currently the CEO/Chairman of Biotech incubator Synergenics. UCSF Mission Bay named the William Rutter building to honor Rutter’s legacy of encouraging social interaction between scientists of different specialties.

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Dr. Samuel Barondes

Secretary

Dr. Barondes is a leading psychiatrist and researcher who serves as the Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. Barondes was also the former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute for 7 years. He is the author of numerous books and more than 200 original research articles specializing in applying science of molecular biology and molecular genetics to psychiatry. He also pioneered a systemic method of assessing individual personalities in his book, “Making Sense of People”, which explored the role genes play in causing certain behaviors.

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Richard Neil Snyder

Treasurer

Mr. Snyder is a retired attorney and former adjunct professor at UC Hastings School of Law where he taught Comparative Law, Public International Law and a course in the History of Legal Institutions. His distinguished legal career was dedicated to Intellectual Property Law and Real Estate Law and included International Law.

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Jeanne Robertson

Board Member

Jeanne Robertson is a civic leader who has been active for many years in the fields of education, healthcare, and public policy. She was Chairman of the UCSF Foundation from 1997–2000 and continues as Distinguished Director, serving as a member of the Nominating and Governance, and the Development Committees. Jeanne was awarded the UCSF Medal in 2000 to honor her work as a volunteer on behalf of UCSF.

Currently she also serves on the National Council for McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, the Advisory Council of the Depression Center at the University of Michigan, and the Advisory Council of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO).

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Bruce Spaulding

Mission Bay Alliance Strategy and Organizational Consultant

Mr. Spaulding is the former Senior Vice Chancellor of advancement and planning at UCSF and the architect of the UCSF Mission Bay campus. As Senior Vice Chancellor, Spaulding was tasked with locating a “second campus” for UCSF and raising the capital to make it a reality. He instigated the land deal that made the 43-acre Mission Bay campus possible, spurring more than 1 million square feet of privately built space, hundreds of housing units and UCSF’s $1.6 billion women’s, children’s and cancer hospital projects. Spaulding most recently served as chief of strategic planning for the Gladstone Institutes and as CEO of the Gladstone Foundation at Mission Bay.

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