The Chronicle‘s C.W. Nevius just filed a report called Worrisome changes roil the Mission District. In it, he takes a look at homelessness and gentrification, in part through the eyes of a longtime Missionite called Pergola. At the end, they come across some of those sidewalk stencils we all love so dear:
“Sanctuary city for the rich,” one reads. Another said, “Gentrification, better than crack.”
It leaves residents like Pergola wondering how he got on the wrong side of this.
“I was going to make one up that said, ‘Poop on my driveway and I will run over you with my stroller.’ “
In the Mission, people might not think that was funny.
I think it’s funny! But seriously, it’s nice that our paper of record is taking an interest, yeah? Read the whole thing for some startling facts and figures, and insights from city officials and others in the neighborhood.
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