I think this new message from the West Bay is mostly aimed at the East Bay, South Bay and North Bay, mostly.
The scene at Park Station this AM with plenty of interest from the MSM:
And I also think you’re supposed to take London Breed seriously but not literally, in this case.
(And then maudlin attorney Phil Ginsberg gets to the podium to say that Annual 420 Day is something what “happens to us.” Like happens to us, man. Like running RPD would be a piece of cake if he didn’t have to deal with all these, these, people coming to his parks all the time. Moving on….)
Some attendees won’t like the fence idea, certainly, so instead of entering they might just hang about who knows where.
And some in the SFPD think the new fence idea won’t work out, like it won’t be strong enough to survive the madding crowd.
Speaking of which, here’s what happens when you fence out ppl in Golden Gate Park and there’s a strong draw for them nevertheless, like at Outside Lands:
Well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence plus the line posts were placed too far apart
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And here’s the other thing what happens
I don’t think the draw for 420 Day is as nearly as strong as OL, so that’s why just hanging out anywhere in the general vicinity might be good enough for most.
But if SFGov can cause a bummer for attendees this year, they might consider not making the trip here next year, that’s what I’m thinking this plan is about.
Regardless, Happy 420!
“Address “4/20” Activities in Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury
Supervisor London Breed will join the San Francisco Police Department, Municipal Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, and the Recreation and Parks Department in announcing a comprehensive city plan to address public safety and congestion issues related to the “4/20” activities anticipated for Thursday, April 20. The plan will include a new sponsor to provide services and security, free shuttle buses, increased law enforcement presence, and post-”4/20” clean-up.
WHO: Supervisor London Breed, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Phil Ginsburg, General Manager, Recreation and Parks Department
Captain John Sanford, Park Station Captain, San Francisco Police Department
Larry Stringer, Deputy Director for Operations, Department of Public Works
Jesse Schofield, Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation
Naveeena Bobba, Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Public Health
Robert Reed, Communications Manager, Recology
Representative from Juvenile Probation
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: San Francisco Park Police Station, Community Room, 1899 Waller Street, San Francisco, 94117
Chief of Staff
Office of President London Breed
San Francisco Board of Supervisors