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SF Head of Homeless Response Blames Homelessness on Amenities and Pushes EnforcementBay Area

SF Head of Homeless Response Blames Homelessness on Amenities and Pushes Enforcement

A series of emails, released via the Sunshine Act, showed one of San Francisco’s top homelessness chiefs arguing that providing public services ‘attracts unsheltered people’ and that restricting amenities would be necessary to keep the City to be ‘tent free.’ These new revelations demonstrate a pattern of City officials neglecting their commitments to their homeless citizens and using police to force them out of the public eye. In the emails to the Mayor’s Office and Department of Public Works on January 28th, Jeff Kositsky, head of Healthy Streets Operation Center, the entity in charge of Homelessness response in SF, says that if Mayor Breed “wants the City to be tent free we need to make some policy decisions.” The emails…

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