Statement from Mayor London Breed on Governor Gavin Newsom's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21.
“Governor Newsom’s proposed budget rightfully recognizes that cities and counties up and down the state are struggling to help people experiencing homelessness. I applaud his commitment to continue providing state funding to help us care for our residents and get people off the streets and into housing. I am especially glad to see the proposed budget prioritizing our behavioral health system, since we are working hard in San Francisco to help our most vulnerable residents who are experiencing mental illness, substance use disorder, and homelessness.
We are making progress connecting people to services, building more shelters and Navigation Centers, and adding more affordable and permanent supportive housing, but we still have a lot more work to do. This proposed funding will help us develop more affordable housing units, provide additional rental subsidies, and stabilize board and care homes.
I’m looking forward to working with Governor Newsom, our state delegation in Sacramento, and our Bay Area partners to ensure these financial resources are distributed in a way that supports our strategic efforts and the critical work we’re doing to make progress on our city-wide and regional goals.”