San Francisco is earning a growing reputation for more than just for its unmatched tech sector – for the critics, the city stands as a profound example of the damage that can do ultra-liberal policy.
To grow after 20 years on the border of the feasible changes, the government and the ease of law enforcement, the once-shiny city by the Bay has become a place where:
- Property crime is running amok
- A online to keep track of card, human feces on the streets of the city
- Discarded common syringes sightings
- Urinating in public is so widely used, it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, walls, and poles
“There is a very tolerant attitude, you can do very much anything on the roads you want,” said Marc Joffe, Director of research at the California Policy Center think tank. “As members of a civilized society, there are things that you should not accept. But we have simply ignored … and there is no one on the other hand, set limits to.”
San Francisco’s lax attitude is nothing new and served as a beacon for the American counter-culture comes from the Beat Generation. But the city’s embrace, which has decades of free love and drugs, into something else.
Depending on which list you read, San Francisco has the dubious honor of being at or near the top of many national polls tracking homelessness, the cost of housing and other issues. A distinction is not controversial: it has the most property crimes in the nation, according to the FBI. The city has also crafted skeptics Shrine of the city-politics and preparing to battle the incoming Trump manage on the Problem.
And in the media, San Francisco, the brand has taken hits, with headlines such as “Why is San Francisco the worst place Ever,” and “34 percent of the residents of the Bay Area are Ready to go,” and “complaints of syringes and feces to Rise Dramatically in SF.”
The local authorities defend their ‘sanctuary’ policy crucial for the thousands of undocumented people who live there. And they claim the city as a whole, has lost his sights and top Restaurants, and steep surreal streets in the fog, its luster.
“San Francisco is a world-class city with tremendous natural beauty and various progressive residents,” said democratic state Rep. David Chiu, San Francisco. “We place value on Integration and innovation, which is the reason why so many social justice movements, and tech companies have started here. We need to do something right, when 25 million visitors came last year and our economy is thriving.”
Chiu, the city acknowledged the challenges to be addressed, with a $300 million bond measure for affordable housing and for other hundreds of millions spent to combat homelessness.
Housing, in fact, one of the biggest challenges.
In an election year, where Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both the gap between the possession of marked and have recorded nots, San Francisco, ironically, that is better to share than perhaps any city.
It is one of the most affluent places in America, where the median home value and annual income of $1.1 million and $84,160, respectively. In other words, only a few can afford to live there.
This bubble dates back years.
California as a whole has long put a premium on clean air, open space and modern buildings. But in 1996, San Francisco a hard left turn took the mayor’s choice of former state speaker Willie Brown. His subsequent measures, the government, the tax and building codes increases, while shying away from the creation of more affordable housing. Brown worked with the developer lobbyists he knew from his legislature days, single-room-occupancy hotels and other low-income housing, and demolish space for the well-heeled dot-com-power employees.
“If you have $50,000 to make per year in San Francisco, then you should not live here,” he allegedly said on TV. When he was noticed to be challenged on this of Ariana Huffington, brown, that the statement was false “since the San Francisco waiters and waiters are always in need of the inside.”
Within three years, had Brown increased the city budget of 1 billion US dollars, or 33 percent. This included new programs, 4,000 new employees, and wage increases to the existing municipal workers the best paid in the state.
He then removed with ordinances against sleeping in public and blocking sidewalks, while counterpart Rudy Giuliani was the opposite to do in a drive that eventually, Vice versa, New York City, the growing crime and blight.
San Francisco attorney Terence Hallinan-who had taught Marxist seminars, and helped lead the Communist club at UC Berkeley, a study of city Journal, the magazine showed, also refused to prosecute “without a victim” of the crime, said drugs and prostitution, his focus was on violent crime. SINCE resistance is prompted to take a hard line against drug dealers to flock to the city from all over the nation, the city Journal reports.
Years later, the setting remains. Smash-and-grab thefts from locked cars are so common that car-repair-shops waiting lists. The city does not want to security cameras to install, and their aversion to tougher law enforcement had been, until recently, his police in the 1980s, left the staff
And it is this: “With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, San Francisco has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes,” says the collection of data Website neighborhood Scout. “The chance of being a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14. In California, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Francisco.”
On the hazardous waste page of the city, an increase of syringes and feces, sightings at 41 and 39 percent, respectively, over 2015 levels reported. This is only an average. The worst affected area reported a 77 percent of discarded syringes and 140 per cent rise rise in the feces. The city spends about $2 million per year on urine and feces to clean up.
Despite $ 9 billion in tourism revenue, and $4 billion in tax revenue in the past year, San Francisco faces a perennial budget deficit in the billions, factoring in generous pension costs, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The city, meanwhile, proposes to spend $to defend 5 million for attorneys of illegal immigrants against Trump ‘ s push-to-criminals to deport. This does not take into account, to refuse the tax dollars Trump threatens, if the city does not comply.
“No one here see the Trump administration wants to tear our families and our neighbors, and to deport,” Chiu said.
He says that every San Francisco is dedicated to the legislature to solve its problems.
“It’s unfair, just say, this is San Francisco,” Chiu said. “These are the same questions about the state and the nation.”