Frustrated Castro merchants threaten to withhold taxes unless S.F. tackles drugs, littering on streets

For years, business owners in San Francisco's Castro District have complained to city officials that homeless people struggling with mental illness and drug addiction have wreaked havoc on the neighborhood. "They need shelter and/or services and...

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Last_Million
Last_Million
151 · a month ago · Reddit

The entire city should do this, not just the Castro.

jsx8888
jsx8888
123 · a month ago · Reddit

The Walgreens in the castro is constantly under siege by the mentally ill, drug addicts and homeless. I’m shocked it’s still in business given the number of times I see them robbed.

Miss that 7-11 too. It was nice place to get cheap drinks before hitting up Dolores park.

ablatner
ablatner
18 · a month ago · Reddit

According to city data available online, San Francisco currently operates about 2,100 shelter beds for adults and youths. While it is not city policy to dedicate beds to specific neighborhoods, the city said it was on track to expand capacity by 1,000 new or reopened shelter beds over the next three months that can provide shelter for unhoused people in the Castro and other neighborhoods.

This stood out to me: a nearly 50% increase in shelter beds in the next 3 months?

raleighs
raleighs
8 · a month ago · Reddit

Download the 311 app. I’ve used it many times, and the city usually gets it fixed that day.

https://sf311.org/​help/​sf311-mobile-app

You can submit the following service request types on the SF311 app:

General

Blocked Pedestrian Walkway, Encampment, Noise Issue, Park Requests, Tree Maintenance

Cleaner Streets

Garbage Containers, Graffiti, Illegal Postings, Street or Sidewalk Cleaning, Parking & Transportation, Abandoned Vehicles, Blocked Driveway & Illegal Parking, Muni Employee Feedback, Muni Service Feedback

Repair

Curb & Sidewalk Issues, Damaged Public Property, Flooding, Sewer & Water Leak Issues, Parking & Traffic Sign Repair, Pothole & Street Issues, Streetlight Repair

DistributionLow1529
DistributionLow1529
7 · a month ago · Reddit

I like this idea and hope it spreads. What about a class action lawsuit?