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Workers at Pelosi Federal Building in SF Urged to Work From Home Due to Crime, Open-Air Drug Use Issues

Workers at Pelosi Federal Building in SF Urged to Work From Home Due to Crime, Open-Air Drug Use Issues

“Some San Francisco federal employees have been told to continue working remotely due to the open-air drug market outside the building. Many that come in are getting escorted in and out of the federal building at 7th and Mission.”

Stories about the crime issues plaguing Democrat-run cities across America have become so commonplace that, at this point, they are a lot like dog bites man reports. But they deserve documentation if for no other reason than to hold so-called city leaders accountable for allowing the situation to deteriorate to the point that people are getting assaulted and murdered because of it.

The latest example, unsurprisingly, comes from California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s hometown of San Francisco, where the situation near the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building has gotten so dire that Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services Dept. has advised some workers to keep working from home until further notice due to safety concerns:

From the story (archived link)::

The imposing, 18-story tower on the corner of Seventh and Mission streets houses various federal agencies, including HHS, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the office of Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi. The area is also home to one of the city’s most brazen open-air drug markets, where dozens of dealers and users congregate on a daily basis.

HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration Cheryl R. Campbell issued the stay-home recommendation in an Aug. 4 memo to regional leaders.

“In light of the conditions at the (Federal Building) we recommend employees … maximize the use of telework for the foreseeable future,” Campbell wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Chronicle.

As the Chronicle also noted, the day that memo was issued was the same day the Biden administration called on federal workers to return to their offices in September:

President Biden is calling on Cabinet officials to urge more of their workers to return to the office this fall, part of a broader effort to return to normalcy more than three years after the coronavirus pandemic upended work patterns.

“As we look towards the fall, and with the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, your agencies will be implementing increases in the amount of in-person work for your team,” White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients wrote to Cabinet officials on Friday. “This is a priority of the President — and I am looking to each of you to aggressively execute this shift in September and October.”

Additionally, the Chronicle reported that “while Pelosi’s five-person staff was not advised to work remotely, she raised concerns about the building’s tenant safety last week in a meeting with the U.S. attorney for the northern district of California, according to officials with her office.”

A look at videos taken by local media outlets as well as citizen journalists tells the story of just how bad it has gotten in that area:

Businesses and residents, as one might expect, are absolutely fed up, with one iconic business threatening to join others in shutting down if things don’t change:

SF Mayor London Breed, meanwhile, continues with the gaslighting by pretending downtown San Francisco is in “recovery” mode:

As many of us have observed before, people who keep electing woke Democrats like Newsom (who has been promising to eradicate homelessness since 1998 when he was an SF Supervisor) and expecting a different result in these situations are in fact part of the problem. Just sayin’.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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2smartforlibs | August 18, 2023 at 11:21 am

This is the liberal utopia the left worked decades to see happen.

    Shouldn’t all the lefties be happy since all the drug heads are working from home (=their sidewalk homes).

    Take it away, Tony,
    They left their turd in San Francisco
    High on the hill, it wafts towards you
    . . .

The Gentle Grizzly | August 18, 2023 at 11:28 am

How fitting. On YouTube, someone posted a “short”, showing the streets of Kiev vs the streets of some American city. Kiev, at least what was shown, was orderly, no graffiti, no trash in the streets or sidewalks… in short, it resembled our own streets from the 1950s. The American city scene was druggies, drunks, trash, graffiti, you get the drift.

I am sure the composer of the short was selective in his choice of clips, but it was still revealing.

You don’t need to be “selective “ in SF tweets. He posted the truth

Gavin wants to run for president on this record?

Because of the covid lockdowns a paradigm shift occurred that no one –particulaly not the WEF leftists anticipated.

In fact, the lockdowns were SUPPOSED to work in their favor.

But in this at least, they didn’t –and it is such a large thing that it may be why they have torn off the mask and are openly implementing totalitarian authoritarianism now.

The covid lockdowns demonstrated that we don’t need cities as they are now. We don’t need ’15 minute’ cities, we don’t need urban densification or better public transportation.

The city, as it is now, has become akin to an appendix –there, usually okay, but prone to illness and dangerous if it becomes infected or ruptures.

The lockdowns were supposed to show us that we could have all our needs met in a small comfortable space. Instead it showed that you didn’t need to be crammed and compressed. That you could work in the city while you lived in the country. That you could have a high powered, well paying prestigious career from your own living room –wherever it was.

The lockdowns showed that mass decentralization could work.

That effectively killed the neo-feudal system the leftists at the WEF were trying to implement which is why they’re trying to jam as much of it through as they can now, before the rot spreads too far to get any power from it.

But the paradigm HAS shifted.

Nancy Pelosi should be dragged out into the streets.

To see the devastation and urban decay the policies of her party have created, of course! No other reason.


American Human | August 18, 2023 at 12:50 pm

So, government workers working from home for the foreseeable future? What could go wrong?

Translated: Government workers having an extended taxpayer funded vacation with an occasional email answered for the foreseeable future.

Now a days, they could answer their email from Tahiti if necessary.

Solution: arrest, prosecute, incarcerate.

It worked in the past.

    This (insert obligatory gif of somebody pointing up) If the police wanted to clean this area up, they would divert officers to the area, have prosecutors charge everybody picked up, and turn it into a crime-free (but heavily policed) zone. They are not diverting officers to the task, so…

    (There’s a bit of blackmail in this, I’m certain. You don’t want to give the police a raise? Well, that patrol car generally in your neighborhood is getting moved.)

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to MAJack. | August 18, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    After that, step out of the building and arrest the dealers abs users.

    LeftWingLock in reply to MAJack. | August 18, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    I’m pretty sure your solution is now unconstitutional. At least in California.

“Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advised hundreds of employees in San Francisco to work remotely.”

Of course the Fed forgets to include the blue collar workers. The custodians, maintenance department workers, tradesmen and tradeswomen. They have to navigate the same unsafe BART stations, unsafe streets and alleyways and unsafe parking lots as do the white collar workers. Why the disregard for one group of workers?

Where is SEIU? Why isn’t it protecting it’s union membership (two million)?

    markm in reply to Tiki. | August 19, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Even industrial-worker unions aren’t for the workers anymore, but for the woke union leaders and the politicians they support. In the case of the SEIU, the importance of union-support for politicians is multiplied because it’s those same SEIU-bought politicians that will “negotiate” contracts with the SEIU leadership. The workers only matter because the politicians haven’t found a way to directly give money to the SEIU leaders.

‘Remain calm, all is well.’/S

Last month, I was in a San Francisco neighborhood.

The neighborhood was clean (no liter whatsoever) and well maintained.

The area was free of the homeless.

It is good to know that some of the city is OK.

JackinSilverSpring | August 18, 2023 at 2:35 pm

And for whom did these ninnies vote in the last election, and the one before that, etc.?

Subotai Bahadur | August 18, 2023 at 3:26 pm

While it is insulting that Federal employees should be immune and protected from conditions and dangerous situations that the citizens of San Francisco and California are forced to endure, it is anything but surprising. If I had my druthers, the Federal employees would be doing at least 40 hours a week in that building.

Subotai Bahadur

Clinton, Biden, Pelos, Schiff: four people that should live in infamy and whose lives should end on a gallows.

And Christmas comes in August! Instead of working to solve the manifest problems that plague San Fransisco, the Feds use it as an excuse to invite their employees to take an indefinite paid holiday. Why would federal employees want this to ever end? Answer: Never. Our government has become nothing more than a filthy slush-fund.

    markm in reply to sfharding. | August 19, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Fixing SF is not within Federal jurisdiction. What they should be doing is closing and auctioning off that building and moving to a town that maintains decent conditions – and renting existing office space, not spending millions on new construction. But that would move federal spending to a red community…