Matier & Ross were all over this nugget of news today: bronze plaques will be placed in locations where the city's homeless have died. The "memorials" will be placed in Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi's districts, which include the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Haight-Ashbury and Western Addition. Each will be 2 feet by 2 feet "human-shaped plaques" and "[inscribed] with details of the deceased's lives and the circumstances of their deaths," according to the Chron. Let's just hope they don't look like the mockup the Gate created above.
Matier & Ross also couldn't help but get some digs in at both Mirkarimi and Daly, whose districts will be displaying the sidewalk plaques.
... However, it doesn't seem many of the supes bothered to read the resolution before voting "yes."
Mirkarimi, for example, was listed as co-sponsor - but he knew little about the project when we contacted him after the vote, and he referred us to Daly's office.
Great. Not only are we getting odd plaques about homeless people dying on our streets, but our supes barely read the proposal before approval. Perhaps it's a good idea to put up these plaques, but do they have to be "human-shaped"? It takes away from the seriousness of the plaque and makes the whole project seem like some viral Truth campaign or the like.