Mid-Market / Tenderloin

Why Do SF Progressives Defend Open Air Drug Markets?

Posted May 22, 2023 by

Ignoring the Public Safety Crisis Many progressives are outraged by TogetherSF Action’s “That’s Fentalife!” advertising campaign targeting San Francisco’s open air drug markets. Instead of blaming Mayor Breed for the crisis, progressives are denying that stopping sellers of deadly drugs
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San Francisco’s Faulty Doom Loop Debate

Posted May 16, 2023 by

Censoring City Problems is Wrong Here’s my two big takes from the avalanche of social media posts about San Francisco’s potentially “doomed” future. First, many commenters know little about San Francisco’s recent history. The city faced tough economic times from
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Whole Foods Store

Whole Foods Closure is Epic Fail for SF

Posted April 10, 2023 by

Drug Dealers Killed the Market “San Francisco must take urgent action to revitalize its Mid-Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods. There is no more time to waste.” Randy Shaw, “Urgent Action Needed for SF’s Mid-Market and Tenderloin,” August 1, 2022., The “urgent
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Closing Drug Markets Citywide

Posted March 13, 2023 by

Board Must Increase Police Funding On March 15,  the Budget Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will decide whether to increase SFPD and DA funding by $27 million. Board passage of the supplemental is essential. The funds enable
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A Bold New Plan for UN Plaza

Posted March 6, 2023 by

Revitalizing Civic Center I agree with Beyond Chron’s article calling for the temporary closing of UN Plaza (“San Francisco Must Close UN Plaza,” February 27). Conditions there have become intolerable with the dramatic day and night increase of illegal vendors
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