Relax: Yee’s ‘interim committees’ are just placeholders

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt

We appreciate the list of Yee appointees, interim or not, as we need to know what to anticipate in the near term.

Budget & Finance Committee: Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, Interim Chair; Supervisor Catherine Stefani, Interim Vice Chair; Supervisor Shamann Walton, Member

Government Audit & Oversight Committee: Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Interim Chair; Supervisor Vallie Brown, Interim Vice Chair; Supervisor Gordon Mar, Member

Land Use & Transportation Committee: Supervisor Ahsha Safai, Interim Chair; Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Interim Vice Chair; Supervisor Matt Haney, Member

Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee*:   Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Chair;  Supervisor Hillary Ronen, Vice Chair; Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Member… (more)



Supervisors Propose Universal Child Care Ballot Measure

by Nathan Falstreau: hoodline – excerpt

n June 2018, San Franciscans may get to weigh in on a ballot initiative that would enact universal childcare for city residents.

At yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim joined District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee to advance the initiative. The two instructed the Controller’s office to analyze the proposal’s costs and benefits.

“Nationwide, 60 percent of households with children do not have a stay-at-home parent,” Kim said, noting that center-based childcare for an infant in many states costs more than tuition and fees at public universities. “With these stark realities, we know that we must do better.”

At the meeting, Kim said she plans to introduce an initiative that would fund and implement a program to ensure access to affordable child care, possibly modeled after a sales tax ballot measure Alameda County is floating…

Details about the proposed ballot initiative—and how much it would cost to fund the program—have not been solidified, nor was a revenue stream identified.

A representative from Yee’s office told Hoodline v email that “the details of the ballot initiative will be contingent on the findings of the Controller report that Supervisors Kim and Yee requested.”

“If we truly believe that families are the backbone of our city,” Kim explained, “and that we have to do all that we can to hold onto them and make this city a family-friendly city, we have to do better and we can.”… (more)