HVSafe Letter to Planning Department, RE: Trader Joe’s at 555 Fulton

We thank all of you who reached out to us to add your .02 and concerns about Trader Joe’s. We’re sharing our recent correspondence to the Planning Department and some of our positions on this matter. We recognize taking a position is often fraught with apprehension, but we believe it’s critical for the health of civic dialogue, advocacy and the … Read post

An Open Letter Re: Encampment Fire on Octavia

Dear San Francisco Agencies: RE: Encampment Sets Fire on Octavia We’re bypassing the step of sending in another email or letter to describe our outrage; it’s apparent that emails don’t yield any response or action these days. Worth noting, our Co-Founder Richard Johnson sent this text regarding the fire: Supervisor Preston, Captain Yep & Kyle this fire happened today around … Read post

San Francisco’s Approach to Addiction Recovery is Unequipped

Our friend and top addiction recovery advocate Tom Wolf hit the nail on the head with his recent post in Hope Street Coalition. Please take a read and pass along. The more attention and advocacy we get on this subject the better. San Francisco is trying to address its addiction crisis with more street outreach, safe sleeping sites, and street-crisis … Read post

Encampment Sets Fire on Octavia

Neighbors in the late afternoon were alarmed by a tent fire which started due to a burning candle by a camper on Octavia Boulevard. Richard Johnson has reached out to Supervisor Preston and Captain Yep’s office. We’ll report back with more details and an update. You can check out our open letter here to City Agencies and please show your … Read post

Asian Woman Attacked in front of Live Fit Gym

HVSafe and neighbors are very troubled by a recent attack on an Asian woman by a (presumed) unhoused man (see photo); the incident occurred in broad daylight in front of Live Fit Gym on Gough Street. Witnesses include owners and employees of local businesses, who helped on the scene. We’re currently reaching out for more info. If you have any … Read post

Koshland Park Assault

We’re deeply anxious after hearing about our neighbor Elke’s recent experience and assault at Koshland Park earlier this week (recently posted on NextDoor). We neighbors are increasingly feeling heightened levels of fear with the current conditions on our streets. If you have insight on the person who harmed Elke – please connect with her on NextDoor – or feel free … Read post

An Open Letter on Public Safety and Crime in San Francisco

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 … Read post

Update: Hayes Valley Foot Beat Patrol

While Officers Schiff and Graham have been on the Hayes Valley foot beat for a few months, fellow Officers Tano and Chinawah will be joining them on patrol immediately. The officers will work on what is called “different sides of the watch,” per Captain Yep. “Between the four of them there will be seven days a week coverage” working from … Read post