This Monday we’ll be back in City Hall to visit the offices of Supervisors who have not yet made statements opposing the Sweeps, and urging them to do so in advance of Thursday’s hearing. All are welcome, there’s no need to speak if you don’t want to. We’ll meet in the Rotunda at 2pm.
Background: SFPD and the Department of Public Works (DPW), collaborating with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, have continued the cruel and inhumane practice of “sweeps”, forced relocation and property confiscation of those living on the streets. During the last two rainstorms we know that DPW and SFPD confiscated tents, sleeping bags, and survival gear handed out by DSA SF and allies, leaving people with no way to protect themselves from the elements. Very few politicians in SF have been willing to own up to sweeps being official city policy, but Sup. Haney has given us a rare opportunity to spotlight the lack of services available during winter storms and the ensuing sweeps. Let’s show up big and let our supervisors know that these human rights violations will not be tolerated on our watch. The hearing is scheduled to be held in Room 250 of City Hall on March 7th at 12pm.