The Tenderloin and SoMa: San Francisco’s safe sites for drug dealers [SF Chronicle]

Heather Knight’s recent column sheds light on the pervasive drug trade that has continued for many years in our neighborhood. While the TLCBD always works to recognize the oft-overlooked and overwhelming positivity that exists in the Tenderloin, we also understand the importance of much-needed attention to the crisis in our streets.

In a recent position paper, we noted the drug trade as the most frustrating and difficult issue affecting our community. We hear regularly from parents, merchants, and residents about these impacts. In recent years we’ve made strides and continue to push our safety efforts through our programs, including Cleaning, Safe Passage, Block Safety and the Camera Network, as well as through our partnerships, including with law enforcement, criminal justice, harm reduction, health workers and city partners. TLCBD is dedicated to leading the evolution of the Tenderloin into a vibrant community for ALL. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here. Read Heather Knight’s column more on SF Chronicle here.