Press Releases


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


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 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.”


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.”