VIDEO: Measure that would ban tents on San Francisco sidewalks to pass

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A measure that would ban tents on San Francisco sidewalks looks like it is going to pass.

Proposition Q bans encampments and authorizes city officials to remove them after a 24-hour notice.

The measure requires the city to offer a shelter bed or other types of housing to those displaced, but homeless advocates say the measure is an empty one. They said the tents are already illegal, and there aren’t enough beds in San Francisco shelters.

“Proposition Q doesn’t get people into housing. there’s no housing in Proposition Q. They require the city to offer one night in shelter in exchange for confiscating people’s tents but there is no housing in the measure, no additional shelter. We have 900 people in our waits for shelters every night in San Francisco,” Coalition on Homelessness Executive Director Jennifer Friedenback said.

KRON4 reached out to San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell who sponsored Prop Q.

He did not get back to KRON4.

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