Let’s hear first from Park Station’s Captain Vaswani:
And here’s the map, or at least the part of it that reflects the changes. Red lines are existing and blue lines are the future. Richmond Station loses its kink on its eastern border. Northern Station gets more of the area directly to its east. Central and the Tenderloin southern borders move south to capture all of the northern part of Market Street as Southern station moves south to Mission Bay. And let’s see, the Tenderloin (nee Tenderloin Task Force) becomes more of a full-fledged station and what else, oh, no more splitting streets down the middle – stations will generally get a whole street instead of just the odd or even side of a border street:
Does this look crazy to you? It doesn’t look crazy to me.
So unless you think that the SFPD’s priorities are totally upside-down, you say, OK cops, have it your way.
Comes now Randy Shaw (speaking through his favorite female sock-puppet, Karin Drucker, who just moved to town (I think – let’s hope so) from Ohio (I think):
SFPD REDISTRICTING PLAN FAILS THE TENDERLOIN
See that? The new border plan hasn’t even been implemented yet, and yet it’s already failing?
Now IRL, the “Uptown Tenderloin” doesn’t exist. And it never did. And having somebody besides Randy Shaw forward all the notions forwarded by that article doesn’t really help things, does it?
Perhaps journalist Karin Drucker is too close to the story?
It sure looks that way…