Safety Measures Approved by the Board of supervisors
By Mayor London?Breed
My fellow San Franciscans,
Last week, the Board of Supervisors passed my legislation to address key public safety needs in San Francisco. These measures address immediate, on-the- ground needs in our neighborhoods, by ensuring that our police officers are able to respond to calls for service and address major safety needs, while also keeping ambassadors on our streets to make them more welcoming and safer.
Fund Overtime: Budget Supplemental?
The $25 million supplemental will ensure the police have the funding necessary to continue to meet current levels of service. This includes the ability to investigate and curtail drug dealing and illegal use of narcotics, reduce gun violence, homicides, and violent crimes.?
Continue Ambassador Program in the?Tenderloin and Downtown:?Contract Extension?
Both of these police-alternative programs have created positive change in the areas they are located, and has helped bring stability to some of our most challenged streets. ?
These actions are part of a public safety push I am leading to address critical short-term and long-term safety needs in the City that also includes disrupting open-air drug markets and addressing long-term staffing needs for the San Francisco Police Department. ?
In addition, I am also pushing for two more solutions to address public safety in the City.?
Increase Prosecution of Open-Air Drug Dealing: DA Supplemental?
I also introduced a $200,000 supplemental funding for three additional prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Office who will focus on open air drug dealing. This will bolster the DA’s aggressive efforts by expediting additional resources.?
Strengthen Retention and Recruitment: New Police Contract?
The new Police Contract Agreement will help stop the outflow of experienced officers leaving San Francisco by including significant retention bonuses. It will also help recruit new officers by making San Francisco the highest paid starting salary in the Bay Area while also adding incentives for officers looking to transfer from other jurisdictions.???
I want to thank all of the community members who stepped forward to express their support for these measures and for public safety in our city.
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London N. Breed