Open Letter to City and County Government Officials
Open Letter and Press Released
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! No means NO! Enough is ENOUGH!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Dear Friends of Media and Residents of San Francisco,
San Francisco is our City. Our community, our voice! You are invited to come and support our next RALLY in front of the Attorney General’s Office. We, S.F. local residents have the right to live a happy, healthy and safe living environment. But this cannabis business has been taking a toll on many of our local residents’ life. The sad part is that illegal (@1) activities supported by local government officials. HELP! OUR LOCAL RESIDENTS’ QUALITY LIFE HAS BEEN TAKING AWAY! If local government failed to protect our children, youth and families, we have the right to seek federal help. We believe enough is ENOUGH! No means NO!
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 12noon to 1pm (Come and spend your lunch hour for a good cause)
Location: Federal Building, Attorney General’s Office at 455 Golden Gate Ave./ Polk
For media questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresaduque@sfcec.org or 415-829-9550 or come to 2798 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco, CA 94134 call 415-467-1929 between 11am to 2pm on Monday, 11/20/2017. Thank you.
Dear Mayor Ed Lee, All Board of Supervisors and Nicole Elliott,
On behalf of our healthy communities throughout 11 districts in San Francisco, we are writing to request the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) government officials and representatives to set up recreational cannabis rules and regulation to protect local residents who lives 24/7 near cannabis stores. Also, set up fair healthier protect to guard our children, youth and all people’s health? CCSF has about 900,000 residents, plus 200,000 transients coming and going. But our public services manpower has not been increased to meet these demands to serve our general public. We, the CCSF does Not have enough public services workers to respond our current problems with: 911 and related systems, police, public works, public health care services, etc. We have housing crisis, drug problems, illegal drug needles, homeless problems, car break ins, property crimes, and robberies that targeted minority people.
CCSF has about 60 departments, about 30,000 active employees to serve both residents and travelers. We currently have lack of resources to respond to all current complaints with 911 and police calls: homeless issues, drug problems, police enforcement, burden on public health services etc., which may create unfair social justices to those who needed public services. In addition, there are many lawsuits already filed to sue the CCSF. The local government has the duty to protect and promote every resident’s right to happy, healthy and safety.
In addition to the National Affairs article by Jonathan P.Caulkins ” The Real Dangers of Marijuana”, SF Health Department’s 2017 report ” Cannabis Legalization in San Francisco – A Health Impact Assessment”. (Dr. Tomas Aragon). In the great push to open up more and more MCDs in our City, project sponsors use their unlimited financial resources/ connections and hundreds of their supporters to City Hall hearings to convince our legislators to negate our voices. Here is additional information that San Francisco must not be overrun by MCDs —especially to prevent the negative impacts on our vulnerable young populations! (See attached file, a summary of this is a 19-page report). For additional negative information on cannabis, go check out more with CDC, WHO and Health Care reports.
Many of us voted for Prop 215 and Prop 64. We less than 50% voters does not represent all residents. Local residents have the right to participant in this new recreational cannabis legislation process. We have immigrants can Not vote. We have children and minors can Not vote. Prop 215 or Prop 64 does not force minors to watch nor take away local residents’ quality life. Prop 215 or Prop 64 does not force neighbors to accept something is not residents’ cup of tea. Prop 215 and Prop 64 are for better regulations! Those who needed can have safe access. Also for those who refused to smoke or use cannabis can continue to have their quality life. Where is justice for local children, youth, residents and families who live 24/7 near cannabis business? We have many cities in California already said no to recreational cannabis. Our current medical cannabis stores will be converted into recreational stores, we have more than 45 of these stores. Compare to some other cities, S.F. already has too many cannabis stores. We have the right to say NO MORE! NO MORE NEW CANNABIS STORES! Enough is ENOUGH!
Currently, some of the politicians and some of the government representatives who have the power to make decisions continue to force local residents to accept a federal drug administration regulated alternative drug into their daily life. The local government representatives continue to mis-representing good government practices, continue to allow permits to open cannabis stores against local residents’ will, violated human rights, children’s rights and violated neighbors’ right to peace and happiness. Healthy people being forced to watch illegal activities (@1)!
See one of the many problems, “Excelsior Merchants Fume over Pot Clubs”, by Rachel Swan, 10/18/2017. This is only of the many snapshots, link: httpsch://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle/20171018/281487866583724. Our police staff have been overwhelming overworked.
Since January 1st, 2017 to present, our neighbors throughout 11 districts have been complaining unfair practices in public hearings regarding cannabis. Asian people have been treat like third world slaves. Many of our parents work minimum wages, when we don’t work, we don’t get pay. We work hard to raise healthy families. Some of the sick comments from public hearings:
1. Asian people label “boisterous vocal minority”
2. Asian people are ignorance and idiots
3. Asian people need to be re-educated.
4. Asian people like KKK.
5. Asian people are hate groups.
Shame on San Francisco! Shame on those who made these unacceptable comments!
We, Asian people accountable for many contributions in San Francisco, Bay Area, California and the United States. We are a model minority with compassion, love and good moral to protect our children, youth, families and generations to come. We are more than 35% population in S.F. We are more than 35% property owners in SF. We are productive! We are proud of the positive productive population.
We have the same messages:
1. Keep 1000 feet buffer zone, away from children and minor under 18 years old. It is the law now 1000 feet.
2. 0 to 5 ages, pre-school and day care should be in the local laws. It is written in State laws. Any minor from 0 to 18.
3. No cannabis advertisement with 1000 feet of minors, near any schools.
4. No cannabis advertisement in public transportation, public owned and operated facilities such as hospitals, clinics, libraries, etc.
5. Put in the laws, disclaimer: anyone who use cannabis at their own risk, CAN NOT sue the CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. The CCSF is NOT liable for any or all damage. (check your own CCSF attorney)
6. PUT in the law, cannabis business is illegal according to the federal, any investment subject to federal agent searching, may involvement in arrest, detain and up to lose all and every capital of investment. Etc. (we are not the law writers, the CCSF has the obligation to protect all tax payers). We have the right to keep our public assets to provide services to needy population such as homeless, crime prevention, cannabis abuse prevention.).
7. 3 to 5% of revenue should be allocated for cannabis prevention to all 11 district with required six languages, to fully informed and educate the general public.
8. New laws to enforce marijuana users who drive, should be detect before driving, like alcohol detective devices.
9. Limited to number of cannabis stores in CCSF. No more than 50 cannabis stores total. With retailer available in any stores, with online shopping, there is no more need in any new recreational cannabis stores.
This message is supported and sponsored by many local residents from 11 districts throughout San Francisco. This letter also supported by local children, youth, families, merchants and residents impacted within 300 feet, 600 feet and 1000 feet near cannabis stores. We are victims of illegal activities near: 2442 Bayshore Blvd., 5 Leland Ave. 3015 San Bruno Ave, 2505 Noriega St., 2161 Irving St.. Mr. Mayor Ed Lee, we are also here request you and appropriate law enforcement agents to investigate our residents’ complaints regarding potential corruption regarding all the above locations and applicants. With 80% to 95% local residents, who live 24/7 near by 300 feet, 600 feet and 1000 feet, strongly opposed, but each application was approved. Shame on San Francisco Planning department! Our democracy system killed by potential corruption!
@1. Note: Cannabis is an illegal drug defined by the federal drug administration, no growth, no sell and no smoking. Cannabis business: No loan, no bank account, no insurance will cover. No insurance covers any property owner’s damage. Federal agents can come any time to arrest illegal cannabis activities. Per CNN news, October 2017, CA North Bay fire destroyed cannabis 34 farms, fundraising website was shut down, illegal to do fundraising to help fire victims who grew cannabis. 10/28/2017 Channel five evening news, reported more than 2000 cannabis farms in CA being trashed by the federal agents. Illegal activities will continue to cause burden in our public services and burden to our health care system.
We all in this Together! No means No! Money can NOT buy health! For press contact: email@example.com or Teresaduque@sfcec.org or 415-829-9550 or come to 2798 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco, CA 94134 call 415-467-1929 between 11am to 2pm on Monday, 11/20/2017. Thank you.