Proposition B would require the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to have a minimum number of staff, create a fund for police recruitment, allow SFPD to make amendments to its own budget, and require the City to budget enough money to pay the number of police officers employed in the previous year. This would only go into effect if voters later adopt a new tax or amend an existing tax to fund these requirements.
We’ve seen time and time again that police do not prevent crime from happening. They are only called after a crime happens. If we truly want to address crime in San Francisco, we need to stop pouring money into the already bloated budgets for SFPD and instead focus on funding mental health programs, education for all, and affordable housing.
We also know that when we rely on police as the only solution, BIPOC, working-class, and other marginalized communities are disproportionately harmed. We must seek evidence-based solutions that address public safety for all. Community safety is a public issue and its solution must be one with public investment. Vote NO on Prop B.