Residents and business owners in San Francisco’s South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods will meet Monday to discuss plans for the community to assist police in response to a rise in crime in the area.
Ken Craig, a South Beach resident who helped organize the meeting, said the community, which has seen an influx of new developments, including condominiums and businesses, has also in recent months seen a rise in robberies and car break-ins.
Residents and business owners would like to see more uniformed officers in the neighborhood, but acknowledge that the San Francisco Police Department is stretched thin by budget constraints.
The group is considering a model based on a similar cooperative effort in the Castro District. Options being looked at are expanding patrol special police, community patrols by residents, and working more closely with San Francisco police.
The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the South Beach Harbor Community Room off Second Street at King Street near AT&T Park.