Officials Debate Financial Feasibility of Mental Health SF
by Nicole Yelich
Jun 11, 2019
While no one disputes the need for expanded and improve mental health treatment in San Francisco, officials are debating whether or not the proposed “Mental Health SF” ballot measure is a feasible next step, as the measure could pass in November without a dedicated funding stream. The City’s Budget office released a report that estimates the new program could cost upwards of $70 million per year.

The measure/s primary backers, Supervisors Haney and Ronen acknowledge the funding issue and today plan to propose a new corporate gross receipts tax that could generate funds to be directed to Mental Health SF.