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Action Items:

3 simple ways

to help 'SAVE IT' TODAY

(please note deadlines)

  1. Fax or write the Governance and Finance Committee Chair, Senator Mike McGuire (no phone calls please).
    Upload preferred (requires login) to or fax: (916) 322-0298

    DEADLINE 3/14/19 (prior to hearing on 3/20/19)

  2. Call and/or write Senator Wiener’s office at (415) 557-1300 with the following request: “Please amend SB-281 to be a clean gun show bill ...NO JPA! ...there are other ways to create housing than to expose our Cow Palace to development"
    (please be courteous and polite)

  3. Write letters to to your area legislator (see link below). Let them know the Cow Palace is a vital and well loved community asset. (no deadline yet)


Letter (use for all three action items above)

Cut and paste - and add your opinions

The Honorable, (name)

(today’s date)

Re: Cow Palace SB-281

Dear (Senator or Assemblymember),

Please amend SB-281 (Wiener) to remove the Joint Powers Authority from the bill. As currently written this bill would threaten the future of a beloved and much needed Bay Area venue. Gun shows can be banned in this legislation without threatening the future of the Cow Palace and possibly other important fairgrounds around the State.


The Cow Palace must not be removed from State fairground control and placed at the mercy of competing local interests who will not protect this important PUBLIC venue. Please allow the Cow Palace board to create retail and housing opportunities that are compatible with its public purpose. SB-281 is not the right way to solve the California housing crisis. Adding another level of bureaucracy will not solve the issues affecting the community.


The Cow Palace is a vital event center and will provide even more community service as density increases in the area. It is an affordable and accessible location for everything from concerts, athletic competitions, and trade shows, to the AKC dog show and the Grand National Rodeo. Other venues are either too expensive, too far away, or too small. Uniquely wonderful Bay Area events such as the Great Dickens Christmas Fair would be lost without it.

Healthy communities need affordable space for recreation and community gatherings! Please protect our Cow Palace, ...the People's Palace!

With respect,

(your name and city)

Every Voice Makes A Difference!

Follow this link to find out how to contact your Representative.

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