SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – City workers began clearing out a homeless encampment under the Central Freeway in San Francisco early Tuesday morning.
Department of Public Works crews along with San Francisco police arrived on scene around 4:00 a.m.
The tent city recently popped up on Division Street following recent rain and forced relocations due to Super Bowl events.
About two dozen people stayed at the encampment, after the city’s deadline to leave passed late last week.
“They’ve had a lot of opportunities so far to go to Pier 80, to the Navigation Center and to get into other services. We are not being confrontational with them,” Rachel Gordon of the San Francisco Department of Public Works told KCBS.
The city has offered the homeless to take their belongings, dispose of them, or to take advantage of the city’s officer to keep their belongings for them in their operations yard. Items would be held for up to 90 days. City officials
Homeless advocates are outraged, saying the city needs to help find them somewhere to go instead of just making people move.