Proving once again that Democrats in California aren’t doing to let Republicans out-stupid them, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed this week claimed to have secured a $500,000 grant to open up San Francisco’s first safe-injection site during a mayoral forum in the Tenderloin.
The announcement was made to a receptive audience in a neighborhood where residents largely support the idea as a way to help those they routinely see shooting up drugs on streets.
Interestingly, the San Francisco Examiner also reports that when Republican candidate Richie Greenberg spoke against opening safe-injection sites at the forum, he was booed.
The “grant” Breed was referring to is funding from the San Francisco Foundation’s Community Health Innovation Fund, which is a partnership between the San Francisco Foundation, the Department of Public Health and the California Pacific Medical Center.
So a big chunk if it is from taxpayers.
The effort, if successful, will allow people to use drugs like heroin under the supervision of health professionals.