In Wake Of Oakland Fire, Board Of Supervisors Resolution Supports SF’s Unauthorized Art Spaces

San Francisco continues to support the Artists spaces, including live-works with added protections.

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By Rose Garrett :hoodline – excerpt

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for the protection of unauthorized living spaces and underground art/music venues in San Francisco, calling them “valuable and irreplaceable components of the City’s housing stock and artistic communities.”

The resolution is a response to the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, which claimed the lives of 36 people. The warehouse and un-permitted living space was hosting an electronic music show when the fire broke out on Dec. 2nd, and since then, there’s been news of post-fire evictions aimed at artists residing in similarly non-conforming spaces.

The resolution urges “various city departments to address safety issues in these unauthorized spaces, develop a legalization process that minimizes displacement, and identify resources to help property owners fund safety improvements and legalization.”

The resolution seeks to assuage fears among tenants and building owners after “media reports…

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