Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Newsom lied.

Chris Daly says Newsom lied and moved to introduce alternative budget.

At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly introduced a legislative motion aimed at restoring "draconian cuts to HIV/AIDS services, psychiatric services at San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatry, and new affordable housing programs."
“It is unconscionable that the Mayor would propose elimination of such important services,” said Supervisor Chris Daly.
The move is in response to Mayor Gavin Newsom's refusal to spend funds appropriated by the full board, in May, in the amount of $33 million, supplemental monies earmarked by the board for affordable housing.
“The Mayor’s budget rhetoric is a mile wide, but only an inch thick when it
comes to meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable San Franciscans. Less
than a month ago, the Mayor refused to sign the Board’s $28 million supplemental
appropriation for affordable housing, stating that he “will not spend funds
which we do not have.” added Supervisor Chris Daly.
Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal writes, In his June 1 budget submission, Gavin Newsom proposed de-appropriating the affordable housing dollars to pay for his pet projects. Daly's motion underscores the fact that the Mayor’s unwillingness to spend on essential needs like HIV/AIDS services and affordable housing is not about the lack of money, but the lack of leadership, vision and political will.
“When Gavin Newsom claimed he couldn’t build affordable housing, because the
City didn’t have the money, he was lying to the people of San Francisco. The
money is available. It is only a matter of priorities,” continued Supervisor Daly

1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

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