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Published on June 14, 2023
VIDEO: Mayor Breed Slams Sup. Preston over Drug User Arrests; Says He Should Talk to Constituents Instead of Just Quoting a ReportLond Breed Addresses Board of Supervisors

In the most recent San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, tensions flared between Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Dean Preston over the controversial Intoxication Detention program. Aimed at compelling drug users into treatment, the program has already seen 58 arrests, as some believe the beginning of progress can be seen.

Preston advocated for safe injection sites and wellness hubs while questioning the impact of punitive policies on communities of color. Mayor Breed pushed back, emphasizing her commitment to both treatment and enforcement, and questioning Preston's motives and expertise on the subject. Both parties showed interest in further discussion but offered no immediate solutions. Continue reading the full article on SFist -->