The Budget and Appropriations Committee of the Board of Supervisors approved a $25 million budget supplemental Wednesday to fund police overtime in San Francisco. It next goes to the full Board of Supervisors on March 21st.
The original request from Mayor London Breed was $27.5 million.
Supporters of Breed’s proposal consider the overtime funds necessary to ensure staffing shortages at the police department do not negatively impact public safety.
The supplemental is co-sponsored by more conservative Board members Rafael Mandelman, Catherine Stefani, Matt Dorsey and Joel Engardio. The budget committee that unanimously approved the $25 million was more of a mixed bag: Its members include supervisors Connie Chan, Mandelman, Ahsha Safaí, Hillary Ronen, and Shamann Walton.
We live-blogged the discussion and vote on Wednesday: