Sunday, February 28, 2016
Homeless Holdouts Remain Despite City Order
Once Friday came, many people moved away from under the freeway and moved to less crowded streets, while others moved to the city's new shelter at Pier 80. However, many campers still remain in the area and resists the city's orders to leave. San Francisco has had a long standing issue housing its homeless but it seems that tensions have worsened due to the shortages of affordable housing in the midst of a tech-based job boom (ABC).
Police have not been needed to forcibly remove anyone out. It is unclear what city officials will do with the remaining campers who refuse the order.
What do you think? Could city officials have handled this issue in a better way? What should city officials do with the remaining campers? How should the issue of homelessness in SF be approached?