SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—Last April a mother and her three-year-old son died when their home accidentally caught fire at San Francisco’s Sunnydale projects. An investigation by Firefighters concluded that Eseta loane and her son, Santana Williams, perished in the blaze, but also found out that the smoke detector in their public housing unit didn’t work.
According to the San Francisco Examiner as of May 31st there were more than 2,500 work orders in to the Housing Authority pending for problems ranging from clogged toilets to inoperable smoke detectors in the city’s public housing units.
The paper reports there was an open work order to repair the Sunnydale unit’s smoke detector when the fire occurred.
The number of work orders is now lower than what they were at the end of last year, when there were 3,000 that needed to be completed. But the Housing Authority at that time had pledged to get that number to zero by the summer.