Mayor London Breed recently announced a declaration of a state of emergency with proposals and claimed that they will “make Tenderloin a safer, healthier neighborhood”. Given her history of overpolicing and criminalizing the unhoused and poor, DSA SF strongly condemns her proposals and calls on the Board of Supervisors to reject ratification of the mayor’s declaration of a state of emergency in the Tenderloin at this Thursday’s special hearing. You can read the full statement here.
We’ll need to let the supervisors know where we stand. You’ll be able to call in to Thursday’s special hearing to leave public comment, and it’s possible we’ll be going against a number of people supporting the mayor’s actions. Call-in information is below, and an email template to send to supervisors and talking points for public comment will be shared on the DSA SF Slack this week. Please look out for those and more direct action alerts in the coming weeks and months.
Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Watch on www.sfgovtv.org
PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN
Dial 1 (415) 655-0001 – when prompted, use Meeting ID: 2497 279 5481 # #
Also, DSA SF Comms Committee is going to take time off from the weekly newsletter until January 11, 2022. We hope you all take care of yourselves throughout the holidays!
Solidarity, DSA SF Comms Committee
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