Up until now, in California, most any project — schools, housing construction, roads, border wall — could be halted by declaring it “bad for the environment.”
Bingo. San Francisco’s wealthy denizens around the Embarcadero have just come up with their new best shot for keeping a homeless shelter from being built around their pricey real estate holdings: the environment. Everyone likes the environment, right? Only right-wingers have a problem with that one, right? Homeless = bad for the environment. Solution: Get the homeless off my doorstep. Works great.
Here’s the backdrop I wrote about last April:
San Francisco is a city covered in excrement, and now even the wealthy inhabitants of its Embarcadero are going to experience more of it, up close to home and quite personal.
Here’s the news from the Guardian:
Authorities in San Francisco have approved plans for a homeless shelter that had faced fierce protests from wealthy local residents.
Tuesday’s unanimous vote by San Francisco’s port commissioners was the culmination of weeks of contention that began with residents of one of the city’s most desirable waterfront neighborhoods raising more than $101,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to pay for an attorney to fight the construction of the Navigation Center.
Read the full story from American Thinker
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