Perhaps what's needed is a homeless drop in shelter somewhere in the area. This could allow restroom, bathing and clothes washing facilities in a controlled environment while alleviating the abuse at the library. City workers could concentrate their out reach there.
Bottom line though, the library should be used as a library, not a homeless daycare facility. We spend hundreds of millions on homelessness every year, so clearly something isn't working.
Of course it was coerced.
Welcome home Mr. Newman.
Roberto: Without new development, prices rise faster than if additional housing were built. You may not like "Yuppy housing" but without additional housing, there is more pressure put on rent controlled tenants to move out.
Most "working class" people long moved out of the city and commute by BART. The best way to keep the ones we have left is to provide new housing to "newcomers".
Back 5 years ago they supposedly wanted input as to what to do with Mid Market.
It could have been redeveloped into residential housing, turning blight to a new urban neighborhood providing hundreds of units of housing without displacing anyone.
Instead, Lee gave tax breaks to Twitter.
We still have the same opportunity on Mission street between 16th 24th.
If the unions spent 1/10th the effort reforming as they have fighting the ACCJC, there would be no problems, and students could enjoy a well run community college.
Sf_Guv: Thanks for the background.
Also never mentioned: Dan White was a Democrat.
The unions are right to be upset? How about the riders who have to pay the bills for more union largesse?
BART has several billion dollars of capital improvements needed that are unfunded due to union excesses. When BART is run for the benefit of the union, mass transit suffers.
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