At a virtual hearing October 14, advocates joined District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney in arguing for his resolution urging Mayor London Breed declare a state of emergency around the drug overdose crisis in San Francisco. "Our response has to meet the challenge that we're facing," Haney declared at the outset of the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting.
At the conclusion of the hearing, committee members District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani and District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar moved to forward the resolution to the full board. (Haney, also a member of the committee, had been excused to go to another meeting.) It is expected to be voted on by the supervisors October 19.