Review of Current Laws Regulating Safety on San Francisco Sidewalks

While you may have heard differently from proponents of Prop L, did you know that police actually don’t need a third-party complaint before issuing a citation for obstructing the sidewalk? This isn’t just theory, either: They issue these citations, and the courts convict on the basis of police testimony alone. You can learn more about this, and about many of the existing laws that address behavior on San Francisco’s sidewalks from: