Awful fear mongering against much needed, overdue 100 unit bldg for low income families in the Sunset

These families will come from all over SF, incl Sunset, not just the TL, tho TL families are amazing, wonderful neighbors

We need many more buildings like this all over SF. Image
An organization having "Tenderloin" in its name does not mean that's where residents are from. TNDC develops all over SF.

And any neighborhood would be lucky to have Tenderloin families as neighbors. They will only add to and enrich a community.
And actually the target population for this building is not formerly homeless, as many other TNDC bldgs are (which is also important and needed, incl in the sunset), its essential workers making 27k-102k. The fearmongering is entirely ridiculous. This is a hugely positive thing.
We love the Sunset here in the Tenderloin. More Sunset residents can move here, all they like, they'd be welcomed. And more Tenderloin residents should move to the Sunset, if that's what they choose. Enough with the nonsense, demonizing and fear.

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Like so many other people, I haven't seen my grandparents in person in nearly a year. The last time was my Grandpa's 92nd birthday.
In other states, who are operating with the same priority tiers, many people like my Grandparents (and yours) have already been vaccinated or are at least signing up to be. Entirely unclear why this isn't happening in CA, with so few answers. We have to get moving.
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SF Department of Public Health says they are "not tasked w widespread distribution across the entire City." Ok, then who is?

Tomorrow I am calling for a public hearing and an actual plan to answer these questions.
Incredible and unacceptable how few answers our residents are being given right now. It really does seem that other counties, states, cities have been able to provide a lot more information and clarity, and mass distribution. Our city Health Department should too.
"Talk to your healthcare provider" is an entirely and dangerously inadequate answer at this stage.
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Our budget is a moral document that reflects our values.

Now more than ever we need to support those who have been most impacted by this pandemic and economic crisis.
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With support from local, state & federal govts, I'm hopeful we can rebuild our city, and chart a better path.
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This is a change.…
In-person dating is no longer banned in San Francisco.

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