SFPD police officer walks past squad car.
SFPD police officer in front of squad car. Photo by Will Jarrett, 2022.

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:

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REPORTER. Eleni is our reporter focused on policing in San Francisco. She first moved to the city on a whim nearly 10 years ago, and the Mission has become her home. Follow her on Twitter @miss_elenius.

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  1. WHY Doesn’t someone MENTION…their $ALARIE$ ?
    especially the TOP RANKed OFFICERS
    it would SHOCK you…for $ure !!!


  2. The more things change, the more they remain the same. I can remember sitting in on many meetings of what was then the Finance Committee of the Board, listening to Harvey Rose talking about Police (or Fire) overtime supplemental. Seems it’s an annual tradition that has lasted from at least the 1980’s.