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Election 2024: SF’s Prop F Would Cut Cash Aid for People Who Use Drugs and Refuse Treatment

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and San Francisco Mayor London Breed speak with a crowd gathered for a Q&A about the fentanyl drug crisis in San Francisco at UN Plaza on May 23, 2023. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

San Francisco is in the midst of a devastating drug crisis with a record number of overdose deaths last year. In an attempt to address the problem, Mayor London Breed has put a measure on the March 5th ballot that would deny cash assistance benefits to people who use drugs and refuse treatment. Breed has said Proposition F would usher more people into getting help as well as stopping taxpayer dollars from contributing to overdose deaths. Opponents say the measure would do more harm than good by penalizing vulnerable residents who need public assistance to survive. We’ll examine Prop F and hear from voters.

Guests:

London Breed, mayor, City and County of San Francisco

Trent Rhorer, executive director, San Francisco Human Services Agency

Aaron Peskin, president, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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