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Sights and Sounds in the Neighborhood

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Safe Sleeping Sites Instead of Street Sleeping

We did it!! On Tuesday, April 28, the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education both unanimously voted to support “Safe Sleeping Sites” as an alternative to tent camping on the streets. These approvals cleared the way for detailed … Continue reading

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ALERT: State Senate Trying to Rush Through Housing Bills

In a desperate attempt to pass upzoning and to legislate state mandates that override local planning and land use decisions, Senator Wiener and other state legislators have introduced 17 housing bills. Owing to the COVID-19 stay-in-place, this session of the … Continue reading

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Information on Housing Bills to be Voted on on May 18, 2020

Senate Bill 902 (sponsor: Scott Wiener): Sold as “a lighter touch on SB 50” (defeated in January), it eliminates single family zoning and mandates four-plexes for San Francisco. Then it allows local governments to zone for up to ten units … Continue reading

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Sample E-mail – Board of Education

To Members of the San Francisco Board of Education: I urge you to vote yes on the “Safe Sleeping Sites” Resolution No. 204-28A1 (In Support of Utilizing School District Property in Conjunction with Citywide Plan to Establish Safe Sleeping Sites … Continue reading

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ACTION REQUIRED! E-mail the Board of Education re: “Safe Sleeping Sites” NOW!

A big thank you to everyone who’s e-mailed the Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the Board of Education members to ask for a “yes” to the “Safe Sleeping Site” proposal.   We’ve overachieved with the BOS!!  Just heard from Supervisor Mandelman’s office:  The … Continue reading

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Let’s Support “Safe Sleeping Sites”

Since January DHIC has been working with other D8 community groups to end street camping in our neighborhoods. This is an urgent request to support an alternative to street sleeping: Safe Sleeping Sites. Supervisors Mandelman (D8) and Preston (D5) are … Continue reading

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Please Give Public Comment at April 28 BOS Meeting

Please give public comment during the Board of Supervisors’ meeting (2pm Tuesday, April 28). The meeting is remote. Comments on this resolution will be heard at the start of the meeting. Here are instructions on how to watch, listen and … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of Safe Sleeping Sites

San Francisco Chronicle: Will San Francisco Embrace “Safe” Tent Encampment Sites? Mission Local: School Board President Urges SFUSD to Host Tent Camp San Francisco Public Press: Supervisor Pushes for Socially Distanced Homeless Tent Camps

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A Better Place for Tents

Around the City during this health emergency, clusters of homeless people are sleeping outside in tents. This is not safe, healthy, or compassionate. The Centers for Disease Control advise that tents need to be properly socially distanced and that people … Continue reading

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