SF City Attorney's Office PLUS

Open Issues: 20 Closed Issues: 1,112 Acknowledged Issues: 50
  • 414 Lakeview Avenue San Francisco, CA 94112, USA - Ingleside
    Multiple violations. 1. Broken window with frame perched above walking area on street facing side of building. 2. Overgrown lot posing fire danger. 3. Litter in yard. 4. Fading paint/blighted exterior.
  • 2791 16th Street San Francisco/ San Francisco, CA - Mission

    My name is Eldon James Brown and I am a tenant of the All Star Hotel, 2791 16th Street, San Francisco, California, which is managed by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic.

    On November 12, 2012, I addressed the Commission (SF Human Services Agency Commission) during the public comments session of a regular meeting, concerning numerous San Francisco Department of Building inspection Notices Of Violations which were unresolved. One of those NOV’s (# 201234101) had been unresolved for so long that an Order Of Abatement was issued (order # 104779-A) after a San Francisco Department of Building Inspection Code Enforcement Director’s Hearing. The Order Of Abatement remains unresolved as of the date of this letter yet, your Commission continues to award grant modifications as though the property is without serious violation.

    An unresolved Order Of Abatement renders a property a “public nuisance” and in this particular case, directly relates to the structural integrity of the building itself. In general, the NOV for which the Order was issued requires a “design professional”, more commonly known as an Architect or Civil Engineer, to evaluate the building and submit a report. The NOV (# 201234101) was issued on June 4th, 2012, the Order Of Abatement was issued on October 23rd, 2012 (4 months and 19 days later) and remains in effect as of today (1 year, 6months and 9 days total). There are three additional Notices Of Violation that remain, all of them predating the aforementioned. They are as follows;

    NOV complaint # 201297793 filed on 02/24/2012 - currently in Code Enforcement
    NOV complaint # 201277361 filed on 11/15/2012
    NOV complaint # 201262063 filed on 09/04/2012 - currently in Code Enforcement

    As I understand the contract to read between SFHSA and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a breach of that contract has occured when a property is non-compliant with city and state building codes.

    After complaining about the substandard conditions of the building to the Commission on November 15, 2012, during the public comments section of a regular meeting, the Commission members refused to second (approve) Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s grant modification. Ms. Yolanda Calloway (accompanied by others) immediately performed a “physical site visit” after the November meeting adjourned, in my absence. The very next commission meeting on December 20th, 2012 the Tenderloin Housing Clinic was approved for a grant modification with an additional sum in the amount of $100,000, presumably to effect repairs. This was done without any mention of the building code violations plaguing the All Star Hotel (to my knowledge), nor were they detailed in any of the supporting documentation. I did not attend the December 20th meeting as it was not posted online prior to the meeting being held, nor was a December 2012 meeting agenda physically posted outside of the Ronald H. Born Auditorium as is usually done. This was a violation of the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance.

    Nearly one year later the property is still under an Order Of Abatement with open NOV’s.

    The original grant modification in the amount of $153,415 should not have been awarded while in serious breach of contract, nor the eventual amount of $ 260,000.

    In my opinion, these actions in total constitute the elements of conspiracy, grant fraud and criminal fraud by both the Tenderloin Housing Clinic as well as the San Fransisco Human Services Commission. I, as both a tenant of the All Star Hotel and as a resident of the City and County of San Francisco, would like to know what you intend to do to either compel the ordered repairs or in the alternative, recover fraudulently obtained public funds.

    I again spoke at the Commission regarding this on December 19th, 2013 http://www.sfhsa.org/4650.htm

  • 249 9th Street San Francisco, CA 94103, USA - South Of Market
    251 9th Street, Normandy Hotel
    Second and third floors
    Electrical, plumbing, walls and false ceilings. Smoke detectors and fire alarm covered. No fire extinguisher.
  • 2282 Bryant Street San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Mission
    Owner/ occupant of 2766 21st is doing a substantial amount of construction work, likely unpermitted. Neighbors are concerned especially about electrical work creating a fire hazard, because resident is also a hoarder. The owner has also done cement work in the public ROW.
  • 265 Ivy Street San Francisco, CA 94102, USA - Civic Center Community Benefit District
    Absinthe Group has expanded the garbage room and removed a parking space on The 200 block of Ivy Street. I have tried to communicate with them and they have stopped all communications. 1. They have consolidated all 3 restaurant and 1 bakery operation into one garbage room. 2. This has created a unhealthy environment for the neighborhood. 3. There was no outreach before they built the room and removed a parking space. 4. The parking space is tied to CUP or zoning for the property. To remove the space is one violation. 5. Not having pulled a permit to expand the garbage room is another violation. 6. Fire, Health, Building, Planning/Zoning, DPW departments should have inspected this project before they expanded it. 7. They are also pressure washing food waste, grease, broken glass, and other debris into the NPDES storm gutter and drains. The debris is being moved from their control in the garbage room to the street. DPW supervisor had to dispatch a street sweeper to 200 block of Ivy to clean up the mess they have made. Please have the respective agency's respond to this request. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • Retaining WallAcknowledged
    1550 Diamond Ave. San Francisco, California - Noe Valley
    Newly constructed retaining wall over three feet high built of unreinforced brick and severely out of plumb. Threatens public sidewalk, neighbor's driveway and adjacent deck.
  • 47 Prospect San Francisco, California - Bernal Heights
    No permit for outside work yet huge 12+ foot support poles are now anchored in cement and erected. These are as close as 1" from 3 neighbors' property lines too! Thank you!
  • 1121 Rivera Street San Francisco, CA 94116, USA - Outer Sunset
    Back deck to large and not properly supported. It wobbles when walking in it.
  • 1247 Palou Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124, USA - Bayview
    Case number 200671366 illegal dwelling unit @ garage level with kitchen and bathroom, opened on 7/13/2006 and updated on 7/23/2013 by inspector Theriault. Why inaction after 8 years!!!!
  • 1366 4th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122, USA - Inner Sunset
    people at 632 parnassus built a wooden stair and alley covering to allow covered access to a downstairs storage room which is being used as a bedroom. Structure is inches from property line and is believed to not be built to fireproofing standards.
  • 1450-1498 Broderick Street San Francisco, CA 94115, USA - Western Addition
    I couldn't find the correct issue for this, but these bricks of been falling around this building and they been here for months and months I tripped over one once when I was in the middle of the sidewalk. It's not only dangerous, it's blight!
  • 2575 Ocean Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132, USA - Lakeshore
    Storage on roof, out of code railing on roof