December 18, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – In the face of increasing crime, San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
According to the statement, Breed declared that under the emergency measure the city would be allowed to “. . . eliminate bureaucratic barriers, allowing the City to quickly respond to the conditions relating to the health and safety of the people in the Tenderloin.”
The emergency waivers allow changes to contract procurement and planning codes which will free the mayor to open temporary facilities to combat the growing drug problem.
In addition to drugs, Breed has a plan to literally clean-up the “nasty streets” of Tenderloin which are routinely “. . . full of feces and urine that the Department of Public Works is cleaning every single day.”
Breed has also urged prosecutors to “get on board” and make sure repeat offenders are not released back onto the streets.
The state of emergency will have to be passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and will not be able to last for more than 90 days.
Photo: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Thornical Press