SF weighs interim use of Tenderloin parking lot to address ‘crying need’ for housing, services

By Jushua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

Former mayoral candidate pitches combined dog park and ‘stewardship village’ for homeless

About six months after first dreaming up an idea to transform a Tenderloin parking lot into a “stewardship village” with temporary homeless housing, Amy Farah Weiss has submitted her official proposal to The City — and now she waits for an answer.

Ordinarily, proposals are dropped off at City Hall in business-like fashion. But Weiss, who has long challenged The City to do things differently, took about a dozen supporters on a “love parade” starting at the parking lot at 180 Jones St. to drop off her proposal on a recent afternoon.

Paraders donned white heart-shaped sunglasses provided by Weiss to, as she puts it, channel loving awareness for the challenges people face…(more)

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