“more than 40 percent say they plan to move out of the city in the next few years”
Rising crime and dissatisfaction with the quality of life are steadily driving people out of San Francisco. It makes perfect sense. Why would people want to pay San Francisco prices if they don’t even feel safe walking down the street?
The number of people leaving or planning to leave should alarm city leaders.
According to a recent poll, more than 40% of those asked have plans to move elsewhere.
CBS News in San Francisco reports:
Poll: San Francisco Residents Consider Relocating As Crime Worsens, Quality Of Life In A Decline
As San Francisco tries to bounce back from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, crime and homelessness now rank among the highest levels of concerns among local residents, many who are contemplating relocating, according to a new poll.
The poll was released by the SF Chamber of Commerce and based on feedback from more than 500 San Francisco residents who are registered to vote.
It found that more than 40 percent say they plan to move out of the city in the next few years.
Lindsay Stevens just finished moving out over the weekend.
“There’s nothing worse than seeing such a beautiful place in such disarray, and I really thought I was going to be sad when the movers loaded up the last container on Saturday, and I have never been more relieved,” said Stevens.
After more than 12 years in San Francisco, Stevens recently sold her place and moved to the Palm Springs area.
“I honestly think in the last three years, we’ve seen a massive decline in the quality of life and that was only enhanced over COVID,” she said. “The homelessness has been a severe problem, people are not feeling safe walking their dog… the number of break-ins seem to be constantly on the rise.”
Target stores in the city recently announced that they have had to alter their hours based on theft.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) July 2, 2021
How is the city responding to this? Well, according to one person in the city’s far-left district attorney’s office, concerns about rising crime are evidence of racism.
Peter Hasson reports at FOX News:
San Francisco DA official says crime surge fears linked to racism
A senior official in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office linked fears of a crime surge to racism in a tweet that raised eyebrows Sunday evening.
Kate Chatfield, a senior director in far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office, downplayed safety concerns amid a nationwide crime spike.
Chatfield was reacting to a Twitter user who said that “every single one of my friends right now is considering leaving” San Francisco due to crime fears. “My friends are scared for their children, and their husbands are scared for their wives,” the user wrote.
“‘Husbands are scared for their wives’ —-your reminder that the ‘crime surge’ crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation,” Chatfield fired back, referring to an early 20th century White supremacist film.
See the tweet below:
First time being trolled by a San Francisco public official.
(Kate is a Senior Director at the SF DA's office.)
Guess something I'm saying is hitting a nerve. pic.twitter.com/Vu7a2MR0rZ
— Michelle Tandler 🌁 (@michelletandler) July 5, 2021
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