SITUATION: San Francisco Mayor Breed’s recently announced budget included about $1 million dollars for Department of the Environment staff to implement the Climate Action Plan—but it did not include funding for the Climate Equity Hub. The Climate Emergency Coalition is lobbying hard for funds to start up the Hub, which would lay the foundation for the program that will begin to implement needed climate action, including community groups, social justice, jobs, unions, workers, and more.
The next step is the add-back process, in which the supervisors propose changes to the budget, reallocating some funds for programs they see as priorities
ACTION: It is vital that we contact our SF Supevisors who sit on the Budget Committee (listed below) and urge them to allocate funds for the Climate Equity Hub. All of us can contact Supervisors Peskin and Chan, the others being appropriate if they are the Supervisor for your district. Please identify yourself as an OWL Constituent and insist that they allocate funds for the Climate Equity Hub.
Also please pass this message along to friends, family and colleagues in San Francisco.
President Aaron Peskin: 415-554-7450
Connie Chan (chair): 415-554-7410
Rafael Mandelman: 415-554-6968
Hillary Ronen: 415-554-5144
Shamann Walton: 415-554-7670
Ahsha Safai: 415-554-6975
If you’d like to do more, you are invited to attend the following action by the Climate Emergency Coalition: Join the advocates running around City Hall visiting all the Supervisors’ offices to make absolutely sure they’re hearing us loud & clear! 10:30am Monday, just left of the Polk Street City Hall steps.