SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Wants More Surveillance Cameras Installed

SAN FRANCISCO / Mayor wants wider surveillance program “Police have reported a drop in violent crime of at least 20 percent in the immediate area of two surveillance cameras installed in late July outside a public housing complex near Eddy and Buchanan streets. The 90-day test period will end this month, and Newsom said he was satisfied with the results.

“Now, we want to see about installing cameras as a part of a pilot program in other districts,” Newsom said. He said the cameras would only go up in areas in which there is public support. “There’s been a lot of demand,” he said.”