Monday June 14, 2021
NO LODGING ZONE signs make a reappearance on Octavia.
For clarity, it would be ideal if the City could define “vicinity” and also put these signs up on every street.
Also, NO LODGING ZONE = A TENT FREE ZONE
Tuesday June 8, 2021
We’ve been prompted by HVSafe that an Open Letter is open for comment for the Hayes Valley Community regarding last week’s encampment fire on Octavia Boulevard. We encourage you to comment in support of their effort.
Planter boxes are now located at location of last week’s encampment fire.
Thursday June 3, 2021
Tents are still present in area where yesterday’s fire occurred.
Wednesday June 2, 2021
We speak to neighbors who are livid, outraged and concerned about what is going on in our streets. Neighbors cite fear of their surroundings and apprehension to walk on Octavia. “This could have happened to any one of us walking by this area” is what we heard over and over again. Some neighbors express interest in ‘communicating’ to the city agencies. Some are tired of the emails, letters, and petitions that don’t yield action. “What can we do?” is the recurring commentary we hear. In the end we all agreed it’s a sad state of San Francisco.
We speak to people in tents. One explains a candle was burning in the tent and then a fire started. All 4 people at the campsite on Octavia said they were alright. We asked about the car that burned. One camper quickly explained that the car owner already knows his car burned down. We witnessed 2 people coming over (volunteers?) to apologize their regret to the campers for the incident and offered them food and essentials.
Reportings of an encampment on Octavia being on fire.
Large fire and several explosions next to tents on Octavia (between Hickory and Fell) in Hayes Valley. Most likely due to electrical circuits being meddled with or meth lab. Completely unacceptable to put the lives of residents’ at risk like this! @LondonBreed @sfchronicle @sfbos pic.twitter.com/qNTQmYjp4p— JNP (@PrithviNow) June 2, 2021
Monday December 28, 2020
Reportings of an uptick of encampments on Octavia accompanied with noise disturbances throughout the night.
Sunday November 8, 2020
Reports of encampments on Octavia, Haight and Page.
Friday October 2, 2020
Reports of campers who were cleared out in the am on Buchanan at Grove now on Ivy at Laguna.
Reports of encampments being cleared on Buchanan at Grove and on Ivy at Laguna.
Wednesday September 30, 2020
Numerous reports of uptick in encampments in Hayes Valley: Octavia at Grove, Laguna at Hayes, Buchanan at Grove, Ivy at Laguna.
Tuesday August 18, 2020
In response to last week’s media stories on being “bamboozled” please check out An Open Letter to Lloyd Silverstein.
Saturday August 15, 2020
We’re factoring in yesterday’s media story to our forthcoming update. Check out our FAQ section to see what questions we’re currently working on.
Thursday August 13, 2020
In light of recent media stories we’re working on a statement update. Please check back.
Wednesday August 12, 2020
New signs posted on Octavia Blvd.
Monday August 10, 2020
A boycott of Hayes Valley businesses ensues as a result of a Twitter shitstorm. The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Assocation (HVNA) goes on a pr campaign against Tent Free Zone.
Friday August 7, 2020
Neighbors reporting tents on Octavia.
Friday July 31, 2020
Volunteers and co-signers are reporting a sweep of the tents on Octavia. We’re awaiting further updates. We believe our voices, petition and community outreach has had some effect on this outcome. We will keep you posted.
Octavia Blvd is about 90% clear. We spoke to Dean Preston’s Legislative Aide Kyle Smeallie who explains that people have been directed to a number of better supportive housing options. We are also pleased to see the “NO LODGING ZONE” signs.