Angry residents packed a high-stakes meeting over the weekend focused on a proposed ‘Mega’ homeless shelter along San Francisco’s famed waterfront district; saying the 200-person facility would likely bring more crime and drug use to the rapidly-changing neighborhood.
“Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down Mayor London Breed over the proposal. They say they were blindsided and argue billionaire Twitter executive Jack Dorsey and other tech executives who support the idea should lobby city officials to build a shelter by their homes,” reports the Associated Press.
“The waterfront uproar is among recent examples of strife in an expensive city that is both overwhelmed by tech wealth and passionate about social justice,” adds the author.
The facility -called a Homeless ‘Navigation’ center by city officials- would be erected in an unused parking lot owned by the Port of San Francisco.
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