Government & Non Profits

Government & Non Profits

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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...
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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...
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Displaced Tenants Pick Up Checks, But Many Have Nowhere To Go

Community efforts raised $140,000 to help 67 individuals displaced by a five-alarm fire at 29th and Mission streets last month get back on their feet. The Mission Economic Development Agency dispersed some of that money...
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...
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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...
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Community Meeting Set to Discuss Mission St. “Red Carpet”

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority has scheduled a community meeting for 6 p.m. on June 20 at the Mission Cultural Center to discuss the effects of the transit-only lanes and turn restrictions implemented along...