City and Port of San Francisco: Save the Icebreaker Innovation Community Space in San Francisco!
- Mayor of San Francisco
- Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco
For over a decade, the MV Maritol, "The Icebreaker," has been docked at Mission Bay in a berth rented from the Port of San Francisco.
Over the last two years, a community of entrepreneurs and other innovators has grown around the Icebreaker. The owners have poured their time and money into improving the ship and have turned it into a unique workspace and place for community gatherings. The Icebreaker community has brought together innovators from across the globe.
Startups contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to the city's economy have been started or accelerated on this ship.
Unfortunately, as it stands, the Port of San Francisco has informed the Maritol/Icebreaker that she must vacate her berth by October 31st, even though there are no other tenants interested in that space.
The owners and community members would like to keep the ship in the city, and keep the sharing of ideas and collaboration here, in San Francisco, where it belongs. One solution is for the Port of San Francisco to renew the Maritol's lease at Pier 50. Another solution is for the Port to lease a different berth to the Maritol at one of their many other piers.
Please find a way to keep the the Maritol/Icebreaker and its contributions to the city's culture and economy in San Francisco.
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