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The owner/developer of Parkmerced, present or future, can challenge the agreement and invalidate it, potentially leading to evictions of hundreds of families that have called Parkmerced home for decades? the Civil Grand Jury believes tenants will live under the threat of eviction for years as the project progresses over the next 20 years. Oops. In a report titled "Government by Developer" the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury weighs in, citing flaws in the Park Merced redevelopment plan which are unenforceable under current California law. The SFCGJ is a watchdog panel under the purview of the Superior Court, overseeing the actions of government, and all California counties have one. And no, they can't indict former governors for messin' around with the household staff. [.pdf, SF Superior Court]