Last week, the groups met with Randy Leonard personally and with staffers from Erik Sten, Dan Saltzman, and the Mayor's office. The discussions were healthy and we hope to move forward in a productive manner.
Today, SRs received the latest PPI Parks Report via the Parks Bureau. The report concludes that 1,980 park exclusions have been handed out by private security since November of 2006. In September, the private firm handed out 275 exclusions, the most of any month this year. Street Roots believes many of these exclusions are individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.