Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors.
The proposal for jail renovation funding will be voted on TOMORROW, Feb. 14th.
Last week we learned that the proposal includes an increase of 8 beds and the cell structure will be modified from open pods to locked cells. Additionally, the Sheriff proposes to move prisoners either to one of the jails that SF has already committed to closing or to other counties like Alameda County while the renovation takes place.
When: Tuesday, February 14th at 2 p.m.
Where: S.F. City Hall, Main Supervisors’ Chambers, Room 250
Can’t come tomorrow? Then make a phone call to our decision makers today and tomorrow.
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer – (415) 554-7410
Supervisor London Breed – (415) 554-7630
Supervisor Jane Kim – (415) 554-7970
Supervisor Jeff Sheehy – (415) 554-6968
Supervisor Hillary Ronen – (415) 554-5144
Supervisor Asha Safaí – (415) 554-6975
Supervisor Aaron Peskin – (415) 554-7450
Supervisor Malia Cohen – (415) 554-7670
Supervisor Norman Yee – (415) 554-6516
Supervisor Mark Farrell – (415)554-7752
Supervisor Katy Tang – (415) 554-7460
Script: Hello, my name is ____ and I am San Francisco resident that opposes jail construction in San Francisco. I ask you to amend the resolution to apply for jail renovation funding to prohibit bed increases and ensure that the resolution is voted on again before expending the money, and that San Francisco stand against security increases that further harden isolation and restriction of movement inside the jail. Thank you.
We need you now more than ever!