San Francisco Street Art Poster and Reverend Billy Rally for “No on L”


I saw this “No on L” poster in a bus shelter at Mission and Silver in San Francisco. Somehow I don’t think this was an officially purchased Clear Channel advertising campaign. It refers to Proposition L in the upcoming San Francisco election, and it mentions San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and George Gascón, Chief of the San Francisco Police Department.

The SF Appeal description of Prop L:

Another controversial proposal, supported by Newsom and police Chief George Gascon, would give police more authority to crack down on homeless people disturbing pedestrians on city sidewalks.

Proposition L would ban sitting or lying on a public sidewalk between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., with exceptions for disabled persons using wheelchairs, parades and protests, lawful sidewalk businesses, or waiting in a line.

Sidewalks Are For People is a group that supports a No vote on Prop L. There’s no indication they are involved with the poster. But yesterday they held a rally at 16th Street BART with Reverend Billy of the Church of Life After Shopping.

Rev Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping at No on L

Rev Billy & the Church of Life After Shopping at No on L - Sidewalks are for people rally

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More detail of the poster…



photos by mikl-em and Steve Rhodes


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