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Protect Homeless People's Civil Liberties: SB 1045 Conservatorship Vote at Rules Committee

  • San Francisco City Hall, Room 250 (map)

The Board of Supervisors will be voting on whether or not they would like to implement the SB 1045 in San Francisco. The vote was postponed last week in the Rules Committee and will be heard again this Monday, May 20th. Despite substantial community opposition, Supervisor Mandelman is committed to forcing the Board to implement this dangerous Ordinance.

SB 1045 would allow the City to create a new form of conservatorship, which moves us away from long-standing practice of only placing people in locked facilities when they present a harm to self and others, and instead using 8 detentions under the 5150 code as the criteria. This is a new legal process which puts power into the hands of the police, as opposed to healthcare professionals. This ordinance is designed to target homeless people, and although claiming to be a solution to chronic homelessness, it fails to provide much-needed funding for housing or mental health treatment.

For more information, visit https://sdaction.org/conservatorship-sb-1045/.

Organizations that oppose SB 1045:

  • Voluntary Services First Coalition

  • ACLU of Northern California

  • San Francisco Senior and Disability Action

  • Coalition on Homelessness

  • Indivisible SF

  • Healthright 360

  • United Educators of San Francisco

  • Mental Health Association of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Tenants Union

  • SEIU Local 1021

Supporters of SB 1045:

  • SF Chamber of Commerce

  • Hotel Council of San Francisco

Earlier Event: May 19
Indivisible SF General Meeting