SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Promoting items on San Francisco’s Mission Avenue will quickly be banned, metropolis supervisor Hillary Ronen confirmed to KRON4. Ronen mentioned permitting distributors was creating hazards within the space.
“Sadly intentioned State Legislation SB 946, which legalized avenue merchandising in any public area in California, has led to issues within the Mission District and in lots of different areas across the Metropolis,” she mentioned.
There have lengthy been folks promoting items on the road within the Mission District, notably close to the BART stations. Gadgets embody something from clothes, pharmacy merchandise and grocery gadgets.
Nonetheless, Ronen mentioned San Francisco Division of Public Works staff had been assaulted and threatened by folks promoting stolen items on the streets. Different employees wore bulletproof vests to work and filed grievances permitting them to keep away from working within the Mission as a consequence of fears for his or her security.
“The Mission’s weak small companies and residents deserve streets and a public transportation system that they’ll simply entry and that’s protected,” she mentioned.
In keeping with Ronen, she and different metropolis leaders used well being and security information to show that the distributors had been creating hazards.
The ban will go into place in November, however there’s a plan in place to assist distributors who make an sincere dwelling. Ronen says the town is figuring out sure areas the place distributors can promote items and including assets to applications that may assist them discover different earnings sources.