Mayor London Breed's shelter crisis legislative package passed the Board of Supervisors this week. The two pieces of legislation will make it easier for City to construct temporary homeless shelters by streamlining the contracting and approval process.
The legislative package also points to a larger fight that the Mayor is having this week regarding her proposed Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330. Homelessness service and shelter beds are poised to become the defining issue of Breed's tenure this election cycle.
The Supervisors unanimously co-sponsored and passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency in San Francisco. The resolution calls upon the Department of Environment to develop a technical report on how the City can reduce greenhouse gases within 100 days.
The Board of Supervisors passed legislation requiring themselves to take implicit bias training. The ordinance was authored by Supervisor Stefani, and also covered department heads and city commissioners.
The party continues in Golden Gate Park this year (and 9 more years to come), as the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to extend the Outside Lands Music Festival permit for another 10 years. The permit was held up by a CEQA appeal, but support for the festival from a several neighbors and small businesses in the area led the Supervisors to reject the appeal.
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