Mayor Lee Releases Reserve Funds

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San Francisco Mayor, Edwin M. Lee. Photo courtesy of Asian Week.

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, January 8, Mayor Edwin M. Lee released reserve funds of $7.2 million to protect the city’s social safety net for its vulnerable residents, including children and seniors.

Mayor Lee said, “Even in a challenging economic environment, we have balanced our budget, made tough decisions and, most importantly, planned for the future. We are now in a position to protect critical City services and programs and offset cuts from the State to some of our most vulnerable residents.”

The funds of $7.2 million from the City’s State Reserve will help to support In-Home Supportive Services, Adult Day Health Centers, and mental health services. In addition, these funds will protect more than 800 childcare slots that would have been eliminated. The State Reserve will decrease from $15 million to $7.8 million.

By: Jessica Claflin