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The U.S. Post Office at Fox Plaza in Civic Center is not closing — despite a confusing letter recently sent to customers with P.O. boxes at that location.
The city plans to move about 70% of tent dwellers to a hotel room or "safe sleeping site" — and those who refuse will be at the mercy of police.
On May 6, the city released an eight-point plan to turn around the Tenderloin. We investigated its progress — and found almost none.
The previously empty parking lot, which the city is paying a private security company $6,000 a week to monitor, will now accommodate up to ten tents without sanitation services.
The Tenderloin isn't just suing the city over COVID-19 safety issues — it's refusing to go back to an already catastrophic "old normal," plaintiffs say.
The SFPD has opened a "foot beat" office in Mid-Market that will combine officers from the four surrounding police stations.
With unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors, Prop. D, which would tax owners of vacant retail spaces, will appear on the March 3, 2020 ballot
Only about 10 percent of the city’s 100,000 disabled residents end up receiving help and services. Officials are aiming to change that.
The Amazon Prime logos recently spray-painted across Tenderloin sidewalks are a mystery to the company, but are adding work for the local teams working to keep the neighborhood’s streets clean.
"It is clear that simply increasing arrests isn't a solution," says Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin, SoMa and Mid-Market.
Funds are available to study the feasibility of creating modular housing for homeless residents.
Some community advocates say the city is keeping residents in the dark about their plans.
One study estimated that a single site could save the city $3.5 million each year.