[Ed. – You don’t say. But apparently it’s been fine all this time for small business owners and city apartment dwellers to have to navigate the environmentally unsafe streets. It’s a homeless shelter that would affect a wealthy neighborhood that suddenly becomes an untenable environmental problem.]
The wealthy San Francisco residents who launched a crowdfunding campaign to block construction of a new homeless shelter in their waterfront neighborhood are employing a new tactic: arguing that homeless people are bad for the environment.
In a lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco and the California State Lands Commission, the residents called for the project to undergo an environmental review before breaking ground.
“This project will have a significant effect on the environment due to these unusual circumstances, including by attracting additional homeless persons, open drug and alcohol use, crime, daily emergency calls, public urination and defecation, and other nuisances,” the lawsuit states.