Mayor London Breed on the State Budget Agreement
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today issued the following statement following Governor Newsom signing the Fiscal Year 2021-22 California state budget. The State budget makes historic investments in homelessness programs, education, and the state's long-term financial health. It prioritizes the health and safety of Californians by committing to programs that will assist families and businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"San Francisco and the State are emerging from a once in a lifetime health pandemic and are building a stronger, more resilient economy that will address today's biggest challenges and prepare us for whatever challenges lie ahead. This budget prioritizes homelessness, housing affordability, behavioral and mental health, education, closing the digital divide, and fighting climate change by making our communities more resilient. We faced challenges before this pandemic that still exist today, but we’ve shown throughout the past year that we’re capable of making the government work for our residents, and we’re ready to approach those challenges with the same determination, now with more resources.
I want to thank Governor Newsom for his work to lead the state through one of the most challenging years in our history and moving forward a budget that takes on the biggest issues facing California. I also want to thank our San Francisco state leaders – Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting, Senator Scott Wiener, and Assemblymember David Chiu – for securing funding for San Francisco that will help guide our recovery. With their leadership, we now have additional funding for everything from our parks to public safety, to supporting our AAPI community, to creating more affordable housing and addressing homelessness, to tackling the drug crisis in our city. We’re ready to continue working with our state partners to put this funding to work for the people of San Francisco.”