Alioto Says Superior Court Action About Competency Not Ideology
Reiterates Support for Implementation of the Best
Aspects of Prop. N
Former San Francisco Board of Supervisor President and civil rights
attorney Angela Alioto today reiterated her support for a solution to San
Francisco's chronic homeless problem. Citing a judge's dismissal of Prop.
N, Alioto questioned Gavin Newsom's legislative competence and his ability
to implement needed change.
"Every San Franciscan wants an answer to the continuing problem of
chronic homelessness. I applaud voters for their willingness to take
strong action. Last November, San Franciscans spoke loud and clear. I
heard them and continue to support the implementation of the most
effective parts of Proposition N ."
Alioto continued, "However, this city also deserves competent effective
leadership. Newsom should have known the law. The judge's ruling says he
didn't. San Francisco needs a mayor
who knows the law, and can build an effective coalition of six votes on
the Board. I've done both, Newsom has done neither. Proposition N's
rejection by the Superior Court is not about ideology -- but competence."
Within the next two weeks, Alioto will release a homeless plan that
builds on Care Not Cash and combines the dedication and expertise of
community organizations with the resources of city government. The chronic
homeless will be given access to proven effective programs that zero in on
the root causes of chronic homelessness: drug addiction, lack of job
training and housing.
Alioto's plan holds people and programs accountable for results and
breaks the cycle of crime and drug addiction that is the root cause of
chronic homelessness in San Francisco.