29 Jun '16, 8pm

Supervisor wants tent encampments gone, but where will the residents go?

Supervisor wants tent encampments gone, but where will the residents go?

On a clear evening in May, a group of Mission district merchants, neighbors, and first responders gathered to discuss the problem of tent encampments. The phones at the SFPD’s Mission Station had been ringing off the hook, Captain Daniel Perea told the room, with nearly 6,000 calls about the homeless in the last three months alone. The meeting started off with momentum. "Here's how neighbors can help: We need written statements from merchants to include in police reports," Perea told crowd members as they sipped wine and munched on pastries brought along by Tartine's Vinny Eng. "Describe what people are doing and what they are wearing." But as the meeting wore on and neighbors piled on questions—"How is this permitted to keep existing every day?”—Perea seemed to acknowledge the futility of enforcing the law on tent dwellers who, when ordered to move, simply return a few ho...

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