Government & Non Profits

Government & Non Profits

Community members gathered at Mission High School to weigh in on the appointment of the city's next police chief. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Activists Call Search For New Police Chief “Farce”

Activists at a police meeting on Thursday that sought input from Mission District residents on the appointment of the next San Francisco police chief said they were being strung along by police commissioners who were...
Activist Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia calls for a 90-day moratorium on police "use of force" outside of Mission Police Station on August 15. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Activists Call For Moratorium on SFPD Use of Force

Activists and community members gathered in front of Mission Police Station on Monday afternoon called on the San Francisco Police Department to prohibit its officers from using weapons and force of any kind against civilians...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Activist Groups Decline City’s Human Rights Award

Community groups demanding reform of the San Francisco Police Department and city government declined on Thursday to accept their awards from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. At least half of the 16 the coalitions slated to...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Troubled Public Plaza Will Be Fenced Off To Divert Homeless

Plans for installing a fence around McCoppin Hub, a public plaza that has become a hangout for some of the city’s homeless, are underway with construction set to begin as early as next month. In...
Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Supervisor Aims for Higher Safety Standards With Fire Legislation

Mission Supervisor David Campos introduced amendments to the city’s fire, building and housing codes on Thursday morning that he said could not only help prevent fires, but ensure that low-income tenants aren’t permanently displaced by...
Protesters taped posters with real estate agent Shelley Trew's image on buildings along Mission Street. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Protesters March to Doorsteps of Real Estate Firm to Save ‘Thug Mansion’

Protesters blocked off the entrance to Vanguard Properties at 21st and Mission streets this afternoon during a rally against the sale of a Bernal Heights home, facilitated by one of the real estate firm’s agents,...
SF Mission teacher Michelle Malliet received a three-day eviction notice after her building was purchased in earlier this year. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Teacher is Evicted by Tech Workers and Protesters Take Their Case to the Tech Employer

Update, 7/24/16: The San Francisco Examiner reports that the landlords and tenant have reached a settlement, though the tenant’s lawyer did not offer any additional details about whether she would be able to remain in place, saying...
Photo by Lola M. Chavez

SF Mission Tech Workers Skeptical Over Proposed “Tech Tax”

Mission tech workers reacted to a proposal for a tech tax to curb the city’s growing inequality with comments ranging from skepticism to wondering why such a tax had not been imposed earlier. Mission-based tech...
File photo: A fire escape that did not extend. Photo by Cristiano Valli

Building Inspection Study: Majority of Housing Code Violations Abated

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspections released a report today showing that the majority of housing code violations reported in the Mission District between 2014 and 2015 were corrected. Between July 2014 and June...
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City Officials Fend Off Concerns About SF Mission Blazes

In an effort to address widespread rumors of arson in the the Mission District, supervisors probed city officials Wednesday about the causes of fires that have displaced some 194 people and claimed the lives of...
The Department of Public Works storage facility is located at 2323 Cesar Chavez St.  Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Property of San Francisco Homeless Routinely Disappeared by City

Despite a large number of well-publicized sweeps and routine cleanups of homeless encampments throughout the city, records on file with the Department of Public Works show that city cleaning crews only picked up and preserved...