A central concern for opponents of the jail is that the planners of the project did not seriously assess the high likelihood of displacing people in 14 Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) units living at 480-484 Sixth St.

Jail planners have repeatedly been criticized for not allowing proper community input during the environmental review process, despite the fact that sufficient public input is required by state law under the California Environmental Quality Act.

“It is completely absurd that SF officials would consider displacing people in affordable housing units to make way for a jail during what is arguably San Francisco’s worst affordable housing crisis in its history,” says Lisa Marie Alatorre of the Coalition on Homelessness. “We should be investing in affordable and supportive housing, not perpetuating the problem by squandering hundreds of millions on more jails.”