Posts Tagged ‘transfer’

The Lies of the SFHA: “San Francisco Housing Authority Does Not Transfer Any Family…Because of Race…”

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Well here’s the statement:

The San Francisco Housing Authority does not transfer any family to any particular apartment, community, neighborhood or development because of race, color, sex, religion (creed), disability, familial status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, source of income, or age.”

Of course it’s not true, but that’s the statement.

The point of it is to discourage transfer requests, that’s true.

But they could have phrased it differently, that’s all.

 Alemany (938 Ellsworth Street)
 Alice Griffith (207 Cameron Way)
 Bernal Dwellings (313 Kamille Street) (HOPE VI)
 Great Highway
 Hayes Valley (401 Rose Street) (HOPE VI)
 Holly Courts (100 Appleton)
 Hunter’s Point (90 Kiska Road)
 Hunter’s View (112 Middle Point Road)
 North Beach (455 Bay Street) (HOPE VI)
 Ping Yuen North (838 Pacific Avenue)
 Ping Yuen (795 Pacific Avenue)
 Plaza East (642 Linden) (HOPE VI)
 Potrero Terrace & Annex (1095 Connecticut Street)
 Randolph & Head (200 Randolph/409 Head)
 Robert B. Pitts (1150 Scott Street)
 Sunnydale (1654 Sunnydale Avenue)
 Valencia Gardens (390 Valencia) (HOPE VI)
 Westbrook (90 Kiska Road)
 Westside Courts (2501 Sutter Street)

Public Housing Project, McAllister Street, Western Addition (aka The Fillmore), San Francisco, 2012:

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Attention Tenderloin NIMBYs: You Have the Entire Month of March to Protest the New Maestro Restaurant at 555 Golden Gate

Monday, March 5th, 2012

That Paolo Lucchesi of Inside Scoop has once again scooped me, it seems. This time it’s news of the latest doomed attempt to make a go of 555 Golden Gate near Polk Street, oh well.

But here’s a close-up of the entrance. (Looks like bird poo might be a problem, as it was for the Trader Vic’s people)

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And here are the deets for your nascent protest against the opening of this brokedown palace:

Enjoy.

Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco Can Afford to Plant Trees But Can’t Afford to Take Care of Them – The Notice You Don’t Want to See

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Uh oh:

NOTICE TO TRANSFER TREE MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER

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Hey DPW, didn’t your leader get his job from Ed Lee by committing election fraud back during the Willie Brown administration? I think so! Three corrupt administration in a row, what are the odds of that happening? It’s almost like we have a “City Family” or something. 

Anyway, hey DPW, what’s with this, don’t you want to take care of your trees?

Most street trees in San Francisco are maintained by fronting property owners who, through their stewardship, are
doing their part to keep this critical aspect of the city’s infrastructure maintained. There are, however, more than
35,000 street trees that are the maintenance responsibility of the city. In order to sustain a healthy urban forest,
the Department of Public Works is proposing to standardize maintenance responsibility such that, in general,
property owners will be responsible for the maintenance of street trees in the public right of way.

Hey, DPW, what the fuck does that mean? Are you saying you can afford to pay six-figure pay packages to the average City worker, but you can’t afford to do your job anymore?

“DPW does not have the resources to prune and maintain trees at a frequency recommended by tree care industry
experts. Over the past years, DPW has had to help balance the budget through cost saving measures by protecting
core services. The current budget includes a tree crew (equivalent to about 10 arborists) that are responsible for
maintaining street trees and responding to tree calls and requests from the public. Currently, DPW maintains
40,000 of the 100,000 street trees and responds to more than 3,700 calls every year. During the storm season, the
department can receive up to 600 calls a week!”

Oh, I see.

Hey, thanks DPW! I’ll pay $1000 a year to take care of your useless tree, no problem.

Hey DPW, do you need some gas money or anything? Drop by anytime and I’ll loan my credit card.

DPW, you so crazy!

Prison Realignment Starts Tomorrow, October 1, 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Rina Palta of KALW News has a  bit on prison realignment this morning. (That’s just the kind of thing you can find at THE INFORMANT: Cops, Courts, and Communities in the Bay Area.)

And here’s some related information about parolees from candidate for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, below.

Welcome back:

“October 1: State transfers parolees to San Francisco’s probation programs and jails - The City braces for influx of ex-offenders starting Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, October 1, the first group of state prison parolees scheduled for transfer to San Francisco will begin arriving in the City under Realignment — legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 4, 2011.

The City has created a comprehensive program to shift ex-offenders to local control, including increasing electronic monitoring, social and rehabilitation programs, and preparing for an increased jail population.

Some details on the parolees and program:
· Expected number of new parolees in 2011-2012: 700
· Average age of transferred parolee: 39
· Average number of prior convictions: 7
· Time in which parolees have to report to the City after release: 48 hours
· Crimes: Non-serious, nonviolent and non-sexual offenses
· Transportation for parolees: City will transport most; some travel by bus

Questions remain:
· Recidivism: How will the City’s new parolee population impact jails?
· Funding: State funding is short of City needs and only budgeted for nine months. How will programs be sustained?
· Impact on City agencies: How will law enforcement, social and health services be affected by the increased ex-offender population?

Supervisor Mirkarimi, Chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee, convened hearings on Realignment and sponsored several ordinances to address the ex-offender transfer.”