We stumbled upon this open letter by Adam Mayer that encapsulates the true essence of what many San Franciscans feel about the state of our city these days in regards to public safety, crime and the accountability of government agenices. It’s an excellent read and we hope it inspires you to have your voice heard. If you feel as strongly as we do about the state of our neighborhood and city we encourage you to connect with us and get involved.
When it comes to cities failing, a lack of safety and public trust is at the very top of the list. If you can’t ensure a fundamental level of security for your citizens, nothing else really matters; you might as well call it quits.
I’m not saying this because I hope you fail – I don’t, I want you all to succeed. But right now, I am afraid you are very close to failing unless something changes very quickly. My advice would be to put partisan politics aside, cut it out with the lofty feel-good rhetoric and start taking real bold action to turn the tide. Which of you is going to step up and act like the adult in the room?-Adam Mayer