Union Square Alliance Statement following last night’s extensive burglary and vandalism attacks at Union Square in San Francisco

Union Square Alliance Statement following last night’s extensive burglary and vandalism attacks at Union Square in San Francisco.

“After such a challenging time, San Franciscans and visitors are ready to come out and celebrate the holidays in Union Square. Even after the events of last night, people are out and about enjoying the holidays in the square.  We are certainly grateful for the support of the San Francisco Police Department for their strong presence during the holiday season, and for being at the ready to quickly arrest suspects last night. 

The type of organized vandalism and theft that swept through Union Square must stop and must stop now. We must all lean in– the City, stakeholders, and community members– to prevent incidents like this from happening again. This is a time for working together to provide assistance and find real and lasting solutions.  Union Square is an international symbol of the best of San Francisco, and we’re committed to keeping it that way. We will work with the Mayor and the Police Department to solve these issues.

— Marisa Rodriguez, Executive Director Union Square Alliance (Business Improvement District)