A resident of the 400 block is none too pleased about a large political banner that appeared at the corner of Haight and Fillmore this week — and we’re not too comfortable with it either.
The ad for Chris Cunnie, a candidate for San Francisco sheriff, is hanging on the 2nd floor scaffolding above Walgreens, site of the September 27th fire which displaced all of the building’s 31 residents and 4 street-level businesses. Below the banner are two smaller signs for Cunnie.
Reader Charles L. tipped us to the signage, noting via email:
“In my opinion, it’s a bit of a douchebag move to hang signs for a political campaign on the corpse of a building that displaced dozens of people, ruined their lives, and shut down a very important business for the neighborhood.”
Look, this ain’t exactly Ground Zero, and we don’t know whether the signs were hung by the Cunnie campaign or just some scaffold-scaling supporter, but it does seem a little insensitive and/or oblivious for anyone to be using the site for political purposes.
But that’s just our opinion. What’s yours?