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News + PoliticsBreed refuses to support reparations draft or supplemental budget for commission

Breed refuses to support reparations draft or supplemental budget for commission

Mayor says she will wait for the final version of the report before taking a stand, but rejects Walton's call for more funding.


Mayor London Breed today refused to support the findings of the city’s draft report on reparations, saying she will wait to comment until the final version is released.

She also said she does not intend to support Sup. Shamann Walton’s proposal to spend $50 million on the future work of the Reparations Committee.

Mayor London Breed refused to take a position on the draft reparations report. Photo by Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith

This is the first time Breed has made any public statement about the reparations draft, which has unanimous support at the Board of Supes.

During a special Question Time, delayed by technical problems a week ago, Sup. Shamann Walton asked her directly if she would support the draft.

“I know the committee is still working,” she said. “I look forward to receiving the final recommendations and will make clear in regards to my support at that time.”

Walton asked if the mayor planned to support his supplemental appropriation to get the reparations work started on a larger level. “I have no plans to support that request,” she said.

Walton told me tonight that “I hope to get the mayor’s support and all of my colleagues’ support. Hopefully we can get the supplemental heard at the Budget and Appropriations Committee soon.”

The mayor spent most of her time discussing the importance of police, and thanked the police and district attorney for their work on the Bob Lee case.

She said that the case was solved and the prosecution moving forward because of close cooperation between the cops and the district attorney—a not-so-subtle jab at former DA Chesa Boudin, who earned the ire of the Police Officers Association and to a certain extent the chief by indicting officers and filling wrongful-shooting cases.

Breed’s law-and-order position has been at the forefront of her politics for the past few months as she prepares to run for re-election in a city with a lingering, flawed media narrative about crime—a narrative she now has to own.

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Tim Redmond
Tim Redmond
Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.


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