Welcome to Frisco…
Welcome to Frisco…
The problem here isn’t that this intersection needed a brace of PCO’s – the problem here is that this is a giant three-way intersection near the Folsom Street Fair.
There are four here, all told, all in the southern part of the intersection. What are they doing?
How are they helping?
Is this SFGov’s way to fix the problem of the Warriors wanting to put their arena right next to already-existing UCSF Mission Bay – they’re just going to bill the Warriors to have four PCOs standing around a bunch of intersections?
How will that help?
As seen in SoMA:
Here’s a statement about the northern Twitterloin from CW Nevius in“Tenderloin nonprofits vs. bad apple corner stores:
“He hired a security guard and installed lights and cameras, but he and the people at the neighborhood’s other service agencies know where the real problems originate — the handful of lawless corner stores.
So, the “real problems” of the Tenderloin originate from a handful of lawless corner stores?
The test will be when the handful of corner stores get shut down and then the New Day doesn’t dawn, of course.
(One supposes that Nevius needs to “add drama” in order to justify his high-salary, low-effort gig.)
Now obvs, if SFGov is sufficiently motivated, it can “dramatically” change the character of a high-crime corner or a block pretty much at will. (Like at Jones and Market, the former open-air, stolen iPhone Apple store in front of the check-cashing place. Post an officer not just for one shift, but for all shifts and then people will get the message to move on.) But I’m skeptical of SFGov doing much more than that, of it “bringing a new day” to the TL. I heard the same type of thing when I lived in the area, back before Nevius white-flighted to The Creek in the East Bay, and periodically I keep hearing the same-old-same-old from some of the bad apple service agencies that Nevius is in communication with. (You know, like the one with the chief exec who sometimes threatens to sue and almost always belittles The Neviusese’s employer, for instance.)
Naive newcomer Nevius is far more optimistic than I on this score.
In any event, if SFGov can shut down an individual store and CW Nevius wants to cheerlead from his empty nest condo in SoSoMA, that’s fine. But it’ll be a long wait for a “new day” in the TL.
Background: The Big Boy Market at 180 Golden Gate is no more as of 2014.
And here’s a shot I took, from 2011 – it seemed to piss off the people hanging about. (Everything’s filtered ‘cept for the DRUG-FREE SCHOOL ZONE (or should it have been SCHOOL-FREE DRUG ZONE?) sign:
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Hey Nevius, why don’t you spend a Night in the Twitterloin ala this guy? You know, have a hat cam on, or have a drone hovering overhead to record your interactions. Or, just keep on doing the same old, waiting for Randy Shaw to email you with his latest Crusade, that kind of thing. I suppose you get paid the same either way…
I give up, NEMA is here to stay. All it took was one little weather station high (nine stories) above Mid Market:
How should the NEMA people celebrate this climate-related milestone? What would they say?
WEATHER, NOT PLEATHER
FORECASTS, NOT WHORECASTS
CLIMATE SAVVY, NOT SHABBY
You get the idea. (Like similarly, I could almost write one of Frank Chu’s signs after seeing so many over the years.)
Do you know that at least two people moved into the NeMA for less than $2k per month? (No, not the Below Market Rent people-some of those are paying high thtee figs, I’m srsly.) Granted, these were studios on low floors, but still, people pay more than that now for bedbug-infested cribs across the street and a bit to the northeast in the actual Tenderloin.
So Nema tenants, brace, brace, brace – your massive rent increase is coming, soon, FYI.
Leaving you with:
Good luck with this one!
(Hourly wage? Who knows…)
Position Type: Event Staff
Tour guides are responsible for conducting tours of the ballpark, as well as representing the Giants organization in a enthusiastic and professional manner.
Guide public and private group tours of the ballpark throughout the calendar year
Provide a favorable experience for all visitors and guests
Learn the facts and figures of the ballpark and tour routes
Adhere to ballpark policies and procedures
Additional responsiblities as assigned by Director of Guest Services and Tours
Able to interact, entertain and engage a wide variety of visitors and guests, of all ages and interests
Able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time and climb flights of stairs
Able to retain information as well as comprehensively relaying it in a creative and energetic way
Able to manage and control large groups while moving them through various areas of the ballpark
Previous experience working in customer service, hospitality or working with large groups are a plus
Fluent in English language, second language helpful in communication with visiting public
Evening and weekend hours are required for this position