Make your voice heard:
This week is your last chance to make your voice heard on the San Francisco budget and young people need you! Join us in advocating for young people on Friday, June 25!
- Give public comment: Budget and Appropriations Committee Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am, call-In: 1 (415) 655-0001 / Meeting ID: 146 586 5393 # #. Find dial in instructions to give public comment at: https://sfbos.org/remote-meeting-call. You must dial *3 to get in queue to give comment once the agenda item is called (don’t get in line earlier, or you’ll be called out of turn). Then you have to listen until your line is unmuted and you’re prompted to speak.
- Send an email: Members of the public may email their comments to: [email protected]; all comments received will be included in the official record. Committee members: Supervisors Haney, Mar, Ronen, Safai, and Walton.
- Post on social: Use our sample tweets above.
- Call your San Francisco Supervisor:District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan: 415-554-7410District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani: (415) 554-7752District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin: (415) 554-7450District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar: (415) 554-7460District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston: 415-554-7630District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney: 415-554-7970District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar: 415-554-6516District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman: 415-554-6968District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen: (415) 554-5144District 10 President of the Board, Supervisor Shamann Walton: (415) 554-7670District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí: (415) 554-6975
- Watch: Visit the SFGovTV website at (www.sfgovtv.org) to stream the live meetings, or to watch meetings on demand.
Special note: Be sure to let the supervisors know which district you live or work in, especially if you are a San Francisco voter!
What we’re fighting for:
- Renewal funds for emergency hotel vouchers, one of the only ways we can provide immediate access to a safe place to sleep. Youth providers can’t afford to lose $620,000 in emergency hotel voucher funds for TAY!
- More bridge housing for TAY—especially since the Sunset program is closing this month. TAY need more options to stabilize, recover from trauma, and build pathways for themselves into permanent solutions.
- Deeper education and employment investments, so TAY experiencing homelessness can build careers and sustainable income
- More clinicians to provide behavioral health support, especially in our shelter, navigation, and drop-in programs across the city
- A stronger focus on younger TAY, especially the 14–18 year olds that have become homeless and disconnected from school because of the pandemic
Together, we can continue making progress towards eliminating homelessness for young people.