On Friday, San Francisco officials suspended work on a major infrastructure project that's been linked to a series of gas leaks during the last five months.
A contractor hired by the city of San Francisco began replacing sewers, installing water mains and repaving streets in the Haight in April. Since then workers involved in the project have hit gas distribution lines, causing leaks, five times.
"When the first gas leak happened there were a lot of concerns, [from] merchants and residents in the area," said Supervisor London Breed, who represents the district. "When it happened a second time I pretty much went ballistic. The thing is this is compromising public safety."
Breed says she wants the contractor replaced.
"It doesn't give us a lot of confidence that the folks who are out there doing the work know what they're doing," she said.