Homeless surge at SF airport: Police contacts triple, and officials want BART to step in

By Matthias Gafni : sfchronicle – excerpt

The news feels more like a truth or dare show than serious news these days. SF Airport had two serious blows a one day. They managed to fix the pothole, but now they have a more difficult problem to solve.

Authorities at San Francisco International Airport are struggling to deal with rising numbers of homeless people arriving at the International Terminal, many of them seeking shelter in the middle of the night after riding BART trains south from the city.

It’s the latest expression of the region’s increasingly visible homelessness crisis and represents another challenge for BART, which is dealing with the pending retirement of its general manager and police chief, the complex rollout of a new fleet of trains, and this week declared a state of emergency over surging crime, rampant fare evasion and “quality of life” issues… (more)

The news feels more like a truth or dare show than serious news these days. Seems like more heads are falling or quitting as these headlines hit the stands.

Senator Wiener should go explain to the throngs at the airport how SB 50 will house them if they can just hang on for another 5 years while the “cities build more housing”. Some of it will trickle down to them.

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