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Published on June 01, 2023
Mayor London Breed Unveils Record $15 Billion Budget With Increased Spending Despite Deficit

San Francisco Mayor London Breed introduced the city's highest-ever $14.6 billion budget, despite a $780 million deficit. The proposed budget sees significant spending increases for police, homelessness, and anti-drug measures. The San Francisco Police Department is set to receive a $60 million boost, with plans to add 220 new officers. The homelessness budget is raised by 3%, reaching almost $700 million, with increases for substance-abuse treatment programs. Additionally, the budget proposes tax cuts and breaks to create incentives for businesses and to fill retail vacancies in the downtrodden downtown area. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors must approve the budget over the summer, with Breed expected to sign it by August 1. Continue reading on SFist →

Image: Mayor London Breed via Youtube