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
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