Background. With first-ever General Fund money provided by the Board of Supervisors (they listened to us!) the Environment Department (SFE) commissioned a study to look into how to fund San Francisco's Climate Action Plan (CAP), our City's roadmap to reaching our climate goals. The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley released that report this past November (“Funding San Francisco Climate Action: Strategies for Revenue, Implementation, and Equity,”) having studied many options and made several recommendations.
The Capital Planning Committee, which consists of 11 department heads and other city leaders and makes recommendations to the Mayor and BoS on the City’s capital expenditures and plan, is now updating its 10-year plan for future bonds to be placed on the ballot.
Resolution. In December, after a barrage of messages from SFCEC members and allies, the full Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a (non-binding) resolution urging the Capital Planning Committee to include funding priorities recommended by the CLEE Report in the proposed General Obligation Bond schedule. Supervisor Mandelman called a hearing on the CLEE report to be held before the Supervisors' Budget & Appropriations Committee in the new year.