In response to the City Attorney’s demand that McDonald’s address the “lawlessness harbored” in and around its 730 Stanyan Street location, McDonald’s Corporation, which owns the land, and the franchisee who operates the location have agreed to increase security and proactively address the drug trafficking and other public nuisances which have plagued the Haight-Ashbury location for years.
From the City Attorney’s office:
“As part of the agreement, the Stanyan Street McDonald’s has contracted the services of a security guard to be present at the property during all hours of operation; increased the number of security cameras; added fencing to secure the landscaped portion of the property; increased lighting on the property’s exterior; restricted parking access when the restaurant is closed; taken reasonable measures to prohibit loitering; and will consult with the San Francisco Police Department each month for the first six months following the agreement to review safety and security issues.
The agreement also provides that restaurant management will report the storage or sale of any illegal narcotics they observe, and make reasonable efforts to remove people engaged in the use or possession of illegal drugs.”
The franchisee will also pay $40,000 to settle with the City.
The Stanyan Street McDonald’s has been the source of over 1,100 service calls to the San Francisco Police Department since January of 2012, including dozens of calls involving fights, assaults, auto burglaries and dog attacks since the fourth quarter of 2014.
The prominent third-of-a-block site upon which the little 3,500-square-foot restaurant and its over-sized parking lot sit is zoned for development up to 50 feet in height. And yes, we’re responsible for adding the Hamburglar to the scene above.