The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to approve a $6.6 billion budget, with one more vote and the mayor's signature all that's left to finally get it passed.
$510,000 for the ballet, opera and American Conservatory Theater was instead shifted to children's programs; $483,000 towards a deputy chief and two commanders for the police department was shifted to the public campaign financing fund; and money was moved around to help restore cuts to the public defender's office.
As for the $43.7 million which the supes restored to programs that were initially slashed in the mayor's proposed budget, the board took measures to make sure the mayor actually spends that money.
$45 million allocated to the six largest city departments, including the police and fire departments, was put on reserve.
Photo by Marshall Astor.
Jackson West will be doing his part by paying the new $0.20 per-pack fee on cigarettes.