Here’s S.F.’s plan to make streets safer downtown this holiday season

The city will pull the additional investment from other parts of the budget. Officials hope to free up police officers for more serious calls for service as the city struggles to fill hundreds of vacancies in the Police Department. Ambassadors...

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S1159P
S1159P
92 · 3 months ago · Reddit

What I've seen from the current "flood": the streets inside the zone being looked after became cleaner, safer-feeling, and had a dramatic reduction of strung out drug users and passed out people and tents.

But, the area just outside the zone being looked after got noticeably worse in terms of garbage, obviously intoxicated persons, and encampments.

So I mean, yeah I like being in the nicer bit because it's nicer (duh) but it's truly just shuffled things over to other blocks. I kinda feel bad for the other blocks, and I definitely feel frustrated that things haven't actually improved for the folks on the street, they appear to have just been relocated :/

sasinsea
sasinsea
27 · 3 months ago · Reddit

This seems like a cosmetic half-measure for an endemic problem––which is pretty much how we've tried to solve our homelessness and crime issues over the past 2 decades. Genuinely unclear what could fix any of it or how successful we'd be even if we had the perfect recipe to do so.

Due_Start_3597
Due_Start_3597
11 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Can these ambassadors do anything to stop people who are actively shitting on the streets, like if they see someone doing that do they have recourse? If they see someone shooting heroin? If someone is ransacking a Walgreens?

sendokun
sendokun
5 · 3 months ago · Reddit

Well, let’s me guess, some politicians friend got awarded tens of millions of dollars for a contact to do this campaign.