Enact a Moratorium on Encampment Sweeps
I'd like the Supervisor to enact an immediate moratorium on encampment sweeps.
The homelessness crisis in San Francisco is severe, and sweeps do not help people who are homeless--they merely destroy their belongings and force them to move elsewhere. It's dehumanizing and reflects badly on our city. There are over 1,000 people on the waiting list for shelter beds each night. We must not penalize people who have nowhere else to go. In fact, a recent court decision has declared prosecuting homeless people for sleeping outside when they have no access to shelters cruel and unusual punishment.