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More Than 40% of San Francisco Residents Now Say That They Are Planning to Move

•, by John Hawkins

 Looking at some of the other poll results, it's not hard to see why.

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce wrote in a press release:

For the second year in a row, 70% of residents feel that the quality of life in San Francisco has declined. Considered in light of the pandemic, these views are somewhat unsurprising. However, what stands out in the polling results is the strikingly high and consistent number of respondents who now view homeless and crime as the leading problems facing the City.

Roughly 88% see homelessness as having worsened in recent years, and an overwhelming 80% see addressing this homelessness crisis as a high priority.

…76% of San Franciscans believe that it should be a high priority for the city to increase the number of police officers in high-crime neighborhoods.

First of all, let me tell you something you don't hear a lot of other conservatives say; I love visiting San Francisco. It is a gorgeous city. For example, I took all these pictures the last time I was there in 2019.

Beautiful right? Plus, you have the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf, perfect weather, and some of the best food you're ever going to get in any city. It sounds almost too good to screw up, doesn't it? So, why would anyone want to move?