Many of us in the community saw the tech-fueled tsunami coming. While many individuals and organizations sought to stop and protest against tech companies settling in San Francisco, a collaborative of over 20 community based organizations chose to support Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim in their actions to attract investment to mid-Market. That said, we also were very clear in communicating our hope that this investment would be leveraged to the benefit of the community at large. These letters describe this hope. They were summarily ignored by Supervisor Kim and the mayor, both of whom have completely failed to capitalize on the city’s historic boom to the benefit of its marginalized citizens living in intensely concentrated poverty in the Tenderloin. We were instead told: “Talk to Twitter.”
CBOs Mayor & Supervisor letter re facilities financing.
St. Anthony public finance support letter
Mercy Housing letter of support
Intersection for Arts support letter Lee
Intersection for Arts support letter Jane
Hastings public finance support letter