Working families in San Francisco deserve world-class City services — and the people who provide them deserve to live with dignity and respect.
But San Francisco faces a massive shortfall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Mayor London Breed wants to balance the budget on the backs of city workers and our communities.
Dear San Francisco Mayor London Breed,
From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, public workers in San Francisco have put our safety on the line to continue faithfully serving our community. In addition to risking our lives day and night on the front lines of COVD-19, public workers have sacrificed wages and fully staffed departments, saving the City and County of San Francisco more than $562 million of dollars per a year.
Despite all this, your office is demanding more cuts from the public workers and services that San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents depend on. At a time when so many people are unsure of how they will pay rent or afford life-saving healthcare, this is outrageous.
As the pandemic rages, so does racial, class, and gender inequality. Our city is home to more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world, but we’re struggling to find the funds to pay for nurses, doctors, first responders, and other essential workers just when we need them the most.
Working people need San Francisco to work for everyone. Billionaires and wealthy corporations in San Francisco must pay their fair share to create an equitable recovery.
WE ARE DEMANDING:
1. No more cuts to San Francisco’s city services and city workers—the Mayor must spend down the reserves as they were intended to protect services.
2. Working people have made sacrifices—now San Francisco’s millionaires and billionaires should do the same. We call on Mayor Breed to support new revenue measures that would ensure billionaires and wealthy corporations pay their fair share.
3. San Francisco must review and curtail the use of contracting- and granting-out. We need to shine a light on these practices and instead reinvest this money into the permanent City workforce.