“No one wants to live under a freeway,” she continued. “We’re just trying to get out of your way so you can go about your lives … They have swept the Mission, day after day after day.” The audience clapped for the first and last time during the meeting. The graying senior citizen with the voice of a mouse and the face of a grandmother from nursery rhymes had single-handedly changed the tenor of those who arrived to speak out against the homeless**.** A portly older man in a suit and black cap, who had expressed concern about the encampment problems minutes earlier, walked past her and put his hand on her shoulder as he returned to his seat.
from this article on SFGate