Thursday, January 25, 2007

Drew Drug House Vacated

Drew Drug House Vacated
Originally uploaded by CD-13.
I joined City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Chief Bratton to shut down a house in the Drew-Estara neighborhood that had been used for drug dealing. The order was declared under Rocky's T.O.U.G.H. program, a part of the Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program, or CNAP.

This neighborhood has had a hard time of it. My office has worked there continually since I came to office in 2001. I've organized folks to go door-to-door, making sure people know about city services to push back against gang activity and nuisance activity in general.

Everyone has the right to walk safely down his or her own street. Every mother has the right to send her child outside to play without her hearts leaping into her throat at the sound of a truck backfiring. My promise to the Drew-Estara neighborhood is that we will use all the tools in our toolkit to protect those rights.

Special thanks go to Nick Karno, who has done remarkable work in the neighborhood under Rocky's neighborhood prosecutor program.