A new jail without harmful impacts? NO WAY!

Tomorrow, the SF City Planning Commission needs to hear your voice! The Planning Department is trying to short cut the process and force through plans for a new jail. They have tried to declare that there will be no significant impact to SF by filing a “mitigated negative declaration.” San Franciscans won’t stand for this!

Join us as we demand a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR)! Because over 160 people submitted public comment in opposition, our appeal will be heard in a public hearing tomorrow. Now is the time to take action against a new jail.

We need everyone to come out and voice their concerns at the appeals hearing:

What: Public Hearing on Appeals

When: Thursday, June 25 – After 12pm – Agenda Item #4

Where: SF City Hall, Room 400

A jail is not healthy for the environment or community. If built, the jail will create many impacts to the neighborhood that have not been sufficiently studied: noise, air quality, loss of parking, wind and shadow on the playground at Victoria Manalo park. And, as if this were not enough, the nearby SRO tenants will likely lose their home. Furthermore, it is troubling that prisoner exercise yards will be open to toxic freeway smog. We demand the city conduct a full Environmental Impact Report that includes studying alternatives and a no-build option.

We can stop this jail, and we will. See you tomorrow at City Hall!

In solidarity,
Woods Ervin
Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project
Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget and No New SF Jail Coalition

P.S., This Friday, join CURB member organizations in a statewide mobilization against jail expansion in Sacramento! RSVP today!