Ahead of Super Bowl, the homeless get relocated
That’s about 50 miles south of San Francisco. We’ve seen our neighbors evicted.
Where Walker and the other residents of Tent City are getting their information is unclear, and it is unknown if there is any truth to the the rumor that city officials are going to try and stick them in some warehouse somewhere. She does say that Boulevard is fully booked this Friday and Saturday, but it will not be enough to recoup her losses. Notably, on Super Bowl City’s opening day, only 7,000 people showed up.
“The police told us that after the Super Bowl, y’all can come back”, Aaron, a homeless man, told the Journal.
Cult of Mac has another option-in theory, someone could use the service Uno Telly to spoof a US IP address, which would allow global viewers to use the CBS Sports app on Apple TV as though they were within the US.
San Francisco gave up a lot to get Super Bowl City, and still needs to figure out how to pay for it. Trent Rhorer, the director of the San Francisco Department of Human Services, says it’s not an attempt to hide the homeless rather an effort to protect them from the coming storms.
City officials say they have relocated 24 people from the six-block stretch to make way for a “Super Bowl City”. Then, unlike Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf (who is dealing with the ongoing drama of the failed Los Angeles escape attempt by the Oakland Raiders) and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York (who is sifting through the wreckage of his own once-proud franchise), Lee slipped out of the room without taking any questions from reporters.
National Football League chief security officer Jeffrey Miller speaks during a media briefing on security arrangements for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, California February 3, 2016. “It’s not about hiding homeless people”.
Walker may perhaps be responding to statements from elected officials, notably Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Scott Wiener, that the homeless would have to “leave” during the Super Bowl and that the tents should be removed. Angela Lawrence, a 50-year-old woman who said she became homeless after losing her job with Microsoft, said she and her boyfriend have dealt with an increased and more aggressive police presence in recent weeks.
“You can spend $5 million on a big show, but you can’t feed the homeless”.
A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said on Wednesday that the city has expanded its shelter programme by 1,100 beds to cope with demand from a predicted long El Nino-affected winter.