Chair: Ashley Wessinger
Crime & Safety Committee Members:
CRIME & SAFETY COMMITTEE:
We look to our Crime & Safety Committee to keep the MCA informed of important issues impacting the safety of our neighborhood. The committee works closely with SFPD and the SF Police Commissioners in order to be aware of crime hot spots, statistics, and new policies effecting the department. The committee solicits feedback from our membership and serves as our neighborhood voice to SF officials.
IMPORTANT TOPICS 2018:
The Marina Community Association’s Crime and Safety (C&S) Committee set its 2018 priorities to address Marina-specific crime issues. Most notably, the epidemic of vehicle break-ins. The following initiatives aim to shed light on these issues and provide ways for our neighborhood to be involved and informed.
Community Crime & Safety Meeting KRON 4 Report - 2.21.18
MORE SFPD OFFICERS
According to the latest (2016) FBI statistics for U.S. Cities having a permanent population of at least 25,000, San Francisco is far down the list (ranked 106th) in the number of police officers per capita. Read More >>>
We propose detailed revisions to the Penal Code that the C&S Committee authored and has already asked our State legislators to introduce as legislation. Read More >>>
California Senator Weiner has proposed one small change in the California Penal Code to remove a loophole that has made it very difficult to prosecute vehicle burglars. Read More >>>
BALLOT MEASURE TO MODIFY PROP 47 AND PROP 57
Assembly member Jim Cooper (Elk Grove, CA) is in the process of gathering over 350,000 signatures to put on the November 2018 state ballot a measure that would “undo” parts of previous state propositions (47 and 57) that many law enforcement agencies believe have caused the increases in property crimes by releasing criminals from jails and prisons. Read More >>>
ARREST AND PROSECUTION TRACKING
A system of tracking arrests and prosecutions with the goal of bringing attention to situations of leniency will educate the public as to how our laws are being enforced, or not being enforced. Read More >>>
COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT
A Community Benefit District would provide a mechanism to fund and manage additional safety patrols, safety measures, and neighborhood improvements. Read More >>>
MORE POLICE AT SAFEWAY
Marina Safeway should hire additional police through the SFPD 10B1 program.
SFPD PATROL SPECIAL PROGRAM
Patrol Special is a fee-for-service that provides a security patrol, at present, only in limited parts of the Marina.
We will continue to encourage everyone to join with SFSafe.org to organize a Neighborhood Watch program for their street blocks of the Marina.