San Francisco's 311 app permits residents to report troubled homeless
Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a brand new function for the town’s 311 public info/help app that may permit residents to report homeless individuals in want of help to metropolis officers. The function is reportedly designed to raised assist San Francisco’s sizable homeless inhabitants obtain the big quantity well being and nicely-being providers that the town gives. “We’ll comply with up,” Lee stated throughout a press convention Tuesday.
“At present, we take a step ahead as a compassionate metropolis, offering this new means for constituents to tell us about an individual who wants a properly-being verify,” Lee stated. “Strolling previous somebody struggling on the streets doesn’t mirror our San Francisco values. Our residents need to assist, and we’re offering straightforward methods for them to try this.”
The function will permit individuals to incorporate a photograph and particulars of the state of affairs with their report — whether or not its an excessively-aggressive panhandler, deserted buying cart or sprawling encampment, for instance — and delivers the knowledge to both the SFPD, Homeless Outreach or the Division of Public Well being, relying on the character of the difficulty. The town has already earmarked almost $29 million for supportive housing and homeless providers over the subsequent two years. This app, in fact, ought to solely be utilized in non-emergency conditions. San Franciscans ought to nonetheless dial 911 if and when shit will get actual.