Pier 38 Tenants Face Eviction
This just came in from some of our friends over at Pier 38, who are being displaced from one of the Bay Area‘s most dynamic tech job incubators. Resetting San Francisco means retaining jobs like these. Please take a moment to read about their issue.
– Phil Ting
A Letter From Jason Wong, Pier 38 Tenant:
Pier 38 is home to over 150 employees and 40 small businesses. The space is vitally important – not just because of current businesses, but Pier 38 generates over 20 new businesses a year in San Francisco. It is the home of multiple business incubators, a collaborative workspace to share ideas and experience, and generator of many new jobs.
On September 6th, the Port Authority issued notices to evict all tenants from Pier 38, due to safety issues. Most of these issues are easily correctable, and there are commitments from multiple Pier 38 businesses to repair issues.
September 14th, a rally was organized, retweeted, Facebooked and made the news to Save@Pier38. Many small business owners spoke before the Board of Supervisors, to tell their story, and the impact of an eviction.
Today, the Mayor’s Office, Fire Chief, Port Authority, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and D10 Supervisor Malia Cohen will be meeting with the tenants at Pier 1 to discuss the issues involved. Please join us at our 1pm Walk to Save the Pier as we walk from Pier 38 to Pier 1.
We’ve also created a petition and your support is greatly appreciated:
Tenant and Business Owner,