Press Releases


New Legal Motion by Citizens’ Group to Stop Embarcadero Homeless Shelter

18 October 2019

San Francisco—Judge’s Ruling Says Safe Embarcadero For All has “Likelihood of Prevailing on the Merits” on its Claim S.F. Failed to Follow State Lands Commission Rules.


Statement on Court Hearings on Homeless Suspect Austin James Vincent in Attack on Embarcadero Resident

19 August 2019

San Francisco—The shocking assault case of alleged assailant Austin James Vincent is emblematic of what is wrong in San Francisco. The City cannot handle its overwhelming homeless, mentally-ill and drug abuse problems.


San Francisco’s Homeless Programs, Courts, A Failure
Group Requests City of San Francisco Halt New Homeless Shelter Voluntarily

16 August 2019

San Francisco—The Embarcadero neighborhood where a woman was violently attacked this week is calling upon the City of San Francisco to voluntarily halt its plans for a new homeless shelter in the neighborhood until a court decides its lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order against the city’s proposed homeless shelter.


Frightening Attack Against Woman in Embarcadero Neighborhood Shows Need for TRO Against Embarcadero Homeless Center

13 August 2019

San Francisco—Our hearts go out to the victim of the attack at the Watermark building, right next to the proposed new Embarcadero homeless Navigation Center. 

No one should have to live in fear of safely entering their home. 


S.F. Embarcadero Citizens Group Files State Lawsuit

10 July 2019

Sacramento—A San Francisco citizens group today filed a lawsuit to stop the City of San Francisco’s controversial plan to build a massive 200-bed homeless Navigation Center on the Embarcadero waterfront halfway between The Ferry Building and the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park. 

Safe Embarcadero for All filed the lawsuit in Superior Court. The filing also seeks a temporary restraining order and stay to keep the development from progressing until the lawsuit is decided.


S.F. Supervisors to Hear Appeal Tuesday to Overturn Controversial Proposed Waterfront Homeless Center

Newly Disclosed City Documents Confirm Navigation Centers are Bad Neighbors

24 June 2019

San Francisco—The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hear an appeal at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, from a coalition of Embarcadero waterfront residents, businesses, and non-profits.

Newly disclosed information from internal city documents show that city homeless bureaucrats have not been truthful with residents or news media about the negative impacts of homeless Navigation Centers.


Appeal Filed with City to Overturn Controversial Proposed Homeless Center on SF Waterfront

Families, Businesses Oppose 200-bed Homeless Navigation Center on the San Francisco Waterfront Because of Negative Impacts on Neighborhood, Community

23 May 2019

San Francisco—A coalition of Embarcadero residents, businesses, and non-profits today filed an appeal with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to overturn a controversial proposal by Mayor London Breed to construct a 200-bed homeless navigation center on the City’s waterfront halfway between The Ferry Building and the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park.




In the NEWS


ABC 7: Woman attacked in front of home by man believed to be homeless

13 August 2019

“It's supposed to feel good to get home after a long day. But instead of relaxing, one woman ended up fighting for her life.”

“Kosarian's house is right next to the site of the Embarcadero SAFE navigation site. She's concerned when it's built there will be more incidents like the one she experienced.”


Residents file lawsuit against Embarcadero Navigation Center

10 July 2019

“Opponents of a 200-bed Navigation Center planned for the Embarcadero filed a lawsuit against the project Wednesday in an attempt to stop the city from building the homeless shelter in their neighborhood.”

“Prows said Wednesday that he was confident the group will win the lawsuit and stop the project.”


SF Chronicle Open Forum: SF’s planned waterfront homeless shelter violates public trust

9 July 2019

“Neighborhood residents objected to a homeless shelter on San Francisco’s Embarcadero because they expected elected leaders to abide by the law, regulations and a public process. That the Board of Supervisors approved the Navigation Center anyway last month is a blow to responsible civic government."


SF chronicle: SF residents vow to keep fighting Navigation Center as supes weigh its fate

24 June 2019

“‘Expect us to beat them in court,’ said Peter Prows, the group’s attorney with the law firm Briscoe Ivester & Bazel. ‘We’re prepared to take this as far as we have to.’”

“Intense neighborhood pushback has delayed the opening. The mayor’s office is now hoping it can get the center up and running by the end of the year, if it isn’t hindered by more legal challenges.”


KQED: Opponents of S.F. Navigation Center to Sue City Over Controversial Development

27 June 2019

“‘We want to block the current proposed project and we intend to take it as far as we can in the courts — as far as necessary,’ he said. ‘The way that the city runs navigation centers now in other parts of the city doesn't make us feel confident that they'll be able to run an even larger navigation center here.’”


SF Chronicle: Neighbors appeal controversial Embarcadero Navigation Center as fight grinds on

24 May 2019

“A group of San Franciscans deeply opposed to a proposed 200-bed Navigation Center on the Embarcadero have made good on their promise to appeal the plan.”

“The legal wranglings will delay the opening of the shelter by at least two months, city officials said.”


SF EXAMINER: Neighbors upset with Embarcadero Navigation Center approval seeking an appeal

27 May 2019

“he appeal argues that several layers of review were skipped in order to move the plan along more quickly, including review by the State Lands Commission and by the Port’s Design Review Committee, and that the proposal should have been subject to an environmental review. The coalition has stated that it is prepared to sue should the board reject the appeal.”