On November 16, 2020 a neighbor living next to a property that the City of San Francisco had deemed a public nuisance hired the law firm of Anderson & Poole to appoint Gerard Keena as receiver over the property. Gerard’s appointment was sought resolve the ongoing property issues endangering his neighborhood. The San Francisco Superior Court appointed Gerard Keena as receiver and team members from Bay Area Receivership Group have started abating the substantially dangerous conditions at the Property.
This appears to be one of the first times that a private citizen and not a city or county has appointed a receiver over a nuisance property. A further court hearing is scheduled for December 15, 2020.