After months of discussion, the office of Mayor Gavin Newsom has acted on an August threat to evict the HANC recycling center in Golden Gate Park, one of the only places in SF where one can return bottles and cans for their cash deposit value. Newsom is expected to issue a 90 day eviction notice, which should be delivered to the center today.
The Center’s been a source of multiple pro-closure columns from the Chronicle’s C.W. Nevius, similarly themed letters to the Chronicle’s editor, a documentary film, and a passionate editorial to preserve the center from the Bay Guardian’s Tim Redmond.
After determining that the Newsom administration did indeed have the legal right to bounce the center, SF’s Rec and Parks voted to evict them Thursday night, even after an emergency meeting by those who sought to keep the center open.
Rec and Parks is now planning a community garden for the space. — EB