Wealthy NIMBY libs in Pelosis SF district raise $60G to fight center for citys homeless
San Francisco struggles with growing homelessness problem
RichSan Franciscoresidents in House SpeakerNancy Pelosiscongressional district have collected more than $60,000 after starting an online crowdsourcing campaign to wage alegal challenge against a proposed center for the citys homeless.
The campaign, called Safe Embarcadero for All, was launched March 20 after San Francisco Mayor London Breed proposed a 200-bed homeless Navigation Center in the citys most desirable location, the Embarcadero along the coast of San Francisco Bay, earlier this month.
The planned location for Mayor Breeds megashelter is home to thousands of families, visited by millions of tourists and at the center of some of San Franciscos most iconic events – including the San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco Giants stadium and on one of the busiest bicyclist paths in the city, reads the site posted by the group opposing the construction.
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Thecampaignshamelessly raised over $60,000 and is on track to reach the desired $100,000 goal, with the money used to pay attorney Andrew Zacks, who often represents property owners, to help the dissatisfiedNot In My Backyard residents in the neighborhood.
More than 130 people have chipped in, although many did so anonymously. The biggest donation came from an unknown resident who gave $10,000 to the cause.
A Fox News review of records found that multiple individuals bank executives, professorsand authors who donated to the GoFundMe page have also contributed to Democratic political groups, including thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee, MoveOn, Hillary Clintons campaign, and other left-leaning organizations.
One of the donors, Jerome Dodson, who has since scrubbed his $1,000 contribution to the campaign, is reportedly a chairman of a responsible investment fund that seeks to make a positive impact on society, according to theWashington Free Beacon. The investment fund executive donated to Democratic candidates and groups over the years, including Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.
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Fox News reached out to Pelosis office, asking whether she offered her support for the project designed to combat homeless in her own district.
Acompeting GoFundMecampaign was started in support of the project for the homeless in the city, attracting a $5,000 donation from GoFundMe itself. The effort so far has garnered nearly $33,000 in donations surpassing a set goal of $30,000.
San Franciscos mayor, meanwhile, slammed the group opposing the construction in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle.
People want us to address the challenges on our streets and help our unsheltered residents into housing, and I am committed to doing the hard work to make that happen, Breed said.
But its incredibly frustrating and disappointing, she added, that as soon as we put forward a solution to build a new shelter, people begin to threaten legal action.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for . Follow him on .
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