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Greetings from the staff at SFHDC!

Do you have housing/financial goals you want to achieve? Listed below are the workshops coming up in the next two weeks. Click over each title to register today!

Rental Readiness : 2/23/2017

Finding affordable housing in the City is no easy task. In this interactive class we help you navigate the challenges of finding AND getting a rental in San Francisco. Landlords have their choice of tenants; our rental certification program gives you a jumpstart! Join us to create a solid budget, review your credit reports, get support to complete your application AND learn about our rental assistance loan (eligibility upon completion of the workshop and individual counseling session). Get ready to rent…we can help.

Location: 1449 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Cost: Free

First Time Homebuyer Workshop 3/11/2017 9am-3pm:

*Registration will be available February 25th, 2017@ 9am!

Location: George W. Davis Senior Center 1753 Carroll Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124

Cost: $50



Need help with your financial goals? Join us at one of our free financial empowerment workshops!

Credit Matters Pt. One 3/1/2017:

Your Credit Matters Is your credit score keeping you from achieving your goals? If you are seeking a job, a rental unit, a credit card, you know by now that your credit will either help you or hurt you. This workshop will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know about credit reporting, scoring and how YOUR actions impact your reports. This class is a must if you are applying for credit of any type. Don’t wait to find out the hard way. Learn all about the ins and outs of credit and how to restore your score!

Location: 4439 3rd Street  San Francisco, CA 94124
Cost: Free

Credit Matters Pt One  3/2/2017:

Location: 1449 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94115
Cost: Free

Credit Matters Pt 2– (Prerequisite CM Pt 1)

Mo’ Credit! Mo’Credit!

By popular demand, we are pleased to announce the NEW CREDIT MATTERS PART II! Credit Matters Part II takes a deeper dive into how to resolve collections, negotiate with creditors and settle debt. We’ll look at special rules for private vs public student loan debt, the common but illegal practice of “re-aging” derogatory accounts, and the tax consequences of settling debt and how the IRS says you can avoid paying taxes on forgiven debt.

This follow up class is a must if you have collections, liens, judgments or old stale debts that never seem to go away. If you want to learn how to achieve Maximum 

Results on improving your credit score, join us!

BUT Space is limited so you MUST pre-register!

Location: 4439 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94124



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Community Alert: Last Call for Early Bird Specials For Mardi Gras San Francisco Style

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Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore, February 28, 2017


Free Blues Concert With “Lady Guitar”, Pat Wilder


What:
  Mardi Gras San Francisco Style returns to the Fillmore on Tuesday, February 28th. The annual Fat Tuesday celebration opens with a free blues concert at 5 pm in the Fillmore Center Plaza, where Pat (Lady Guitar) Wilder, is followed by a New Orleans style processional, led by The St. Gabriel Brass Band and  SumbaFunk!.  The festivities continue with a masquerade ball fundraiser at the West Bay Conference Center at 8 pm, where The West Coast Blues Society will perform some California style blues. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore will again bring San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Music District to life with rhythm & blues, a colorful family friendly carnival atmosphere, along with face painting, street artists and performers.

When: Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5:00 pm: Free Blues Concert, Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore @ O’Farrell. Performance by: Lady Guitar- Pat Wilder & Band

8:00 pm: Masquerade Ball, Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy. Performance by: West Coast Blues Society Band

Advance purchase tickets for the Masquerade Ball are available at www.eventbrite.com. Ticket price include admission to the ball, dinner, beads, a wristband for corridor specials and a beverage.


About the Village Project

Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. This annual fundraiser helps support an afterschool program and a free 8 week summer camp for underserved youth. The Village Project also produces Grilling in the ‘MO, A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+ and Seven Days of Kwanzaa Celebration, which last year was held in 14 different venues throughout San Francisco.  Ms. Williams is a recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Awards.


Community Partners:

This year’s Mardi Gras San Francisco Style is co-sponsored by the Fillmore Center Apartments, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, The Arts Commission and many Fillmore merchants. Community partners who have consistently supported the Village Project’s efforts are San Francisco Travel, Episcopal Charities, Cathedral Hill Plaza Apartments, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, West Bay Conference Center, Jazz’z Salon & Boutique, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, The Center for Student Missions, YMCA Urban Services, Western Addition Family Resource Center, The Magic Zone, The Brooklyn Circus – SF, Bruno’s Pizza, Third World Market, Prime Dip, Bumzy’s Cookies, Sheba Piano Lounge,  Miyako Ice Cream, St. Mary’s of the Virgin Episcopal Church, Nia Soul Catering, Bi-Rite Markets, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, The Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore Café, Whole Foods, Charlie’s Pharmacy, The Mayor’s Office of Events, Ethiobay, Hats of the Fillmore, Progressive Cleaners, European Cleansers, The Village Project Advisory Board, Africana Studies, San Francisco State and the AAACC. Special thanks to Shelley Bradford Bell, Robert McLaughlin and Delaine Irvin.

Business Name: The Village Project
Contact: Adrian Williams
Address: 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 424-2980

Websites URL: http://www.thevillageprojectsf.org http://www.mardigrassanfrancisco.com

Save the Date! SFHDC Annual Gala Friday, May 12

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Hope Springs Eternal is a testament to the strength and endurance we see every day from a diverse group of San Francisco residents who know that we truly can achieve the dream of affordable housing and equal economic opportunity for all.

We offer our sincere thanks to our sponsors, partners and the residents who work hard every day to embody the change they want to see–and never give up hope.

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Super Tax Saturday with SFHDC

COME TO SFHDC

GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE!

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Super TAX Saturday!!

THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th, 2017

10AM-4PM

Walk in service only; No appointment necessary.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 

SFHDC 1030 Oakdale Ave SF CA 94124


OUR OTHER UPCOMING TAX SATURDAY’S

 @ 1030 OAKDALE

Saturday January 30th, 2016

Saturday February 27th, 2016

Saturday March 12th, 2016

10AM – 4PM

Free walk-in tax service

Not sure what to bring to the Tax Site???

Click here for TAX TIPS!!!


To learn more about SFHDC’s other Financial Empowerment Services 

Click here!!!!

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COME TO SFHDC

GET YOUR TAXES DONE FOR FREE!

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Super TAX Saturday!!

THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th, 2017

10AM-4PM

Walk in service only; No appointment necessary.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 

SFHDC 1030 Oakdale Ave SF CA 94124

 

OUR OTHER UPCOMING TAX SATURDAY’S

 @ 1030 OAKDALE

Saturday February 25th, 2016

Saturday March 18th, 2016

Saturday March 25th, 2016

10AM – 4PM

Free walk-in tax service

Not sure what to bring to the Tax Site???

Click here for TAX TIPS!!!

 Donate to the SFHDC Tax Program

To learn more about SFHDC’s other Financial Empowerment Services 

Click here!!!!

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A Message from SFHDC

This event is open to the GENERAL PUBLIC. We encourage you to attend!

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Topic: Tax Savings for Homeowners

Date: Wednesday, February 8th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: SF Public Library, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room

         100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ORGANIZERS:

Office of the Assessor-Recorder, SF Public Library, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Contact Info for further questions:

Nicole J. Agbayani

Office of the Assessor-Recorder

City & County of San Francisco

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

415-554-7434

“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

 

 

Community Alert: Save with Early Bird Specials for Mardi Gras San Francisco Style

Save on Masquerade Ball Tickets

Early Bird Special Pricing

Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore, February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style, 2017: Free Blues Concert\

Purchase Ticket or RSVP 


What:
 Mardi Gras San Francisco Style returns to the Fillmore on Tuesday, February 28th. The annual Fat Tuesday celebration opens with a free blues concert at 5 pm in the Fillmore Center Plaza, where Pat (Lady Guitar) Wilder, is followed by a New Orleans style processional, led by The St. Gabriel Brass Band and  SumbaFunk!.  The festivities continue with a masquerade ball fundraiser at the West Bay Conference Center at 8 pm, where The West Coast Blues Society will perform some California style blues. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore will again bring San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Music District to life with rhythm & blues, a colorful family friendly carnival atmosphere, along with face painting, street artists and performers.

Guests will be able to enjoy food, drink and other specialties at numerous Fillmore restaurants, clubs and businesses. A plethora of eclectic delectable eats will be available to satisfy every palate — whether it’s coffee and sports at the Fillmore Café, homemade cookies and ice cream at Bumzy’s Cookies and Miyako Ice Cream; Bruno’s Italian, mouth- watering sandwiches from Prime Dip or Ethiopian cuisine & Jazz from Sheba Piano Lounge.

“We are hopeful about this year’s celebration as we are expecting visitors from the Fillmore District and beyond,” said Adrian Williams, executive director of The Village Project and co-producer of the event. “Not only does our annual Mardi Gras celebration include elements of the traditional New Orleans celebrations, it continues to embrace the rich history of the Fillmore neighborhood — where music has been intertwined into the fabric of everyday life for more than 100 years.

When: Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5:00 pm: Free Blues Concert, Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore @ O’Farrell. Performance by: Lady Guitar- Pat Wilder & Band

8:00 pm: Masquerade Ball, Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy. Performance by: West Coast Blues Society Band

Advance purchase tickets for the Masquerade Ball are available at www.eventbrite.com. Ticket price include admission to the ball, dinner, beads, a wristband for corridor specials and a beverage.

About the Village Project

Adrian Williams is the founder of The Village Project, a youth service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment for youth and their families in the Western Addition. This annual fundraiser helps support an afterschool program and a free 8 week summer camp for underserved youth. The Village Project also produces Grilling in the ‘MO, A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+ and Seven Days of Kwanzaa Celebration, which last year was held in 14 different venues throughout San Francisco.  Ms. Williams is a recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Awards.

Community Partners

This year’s Mardi Gras San Francisco Style is co-sponsored by the Fillmore Center Apartments, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, The Arts Commission and many Fillmore merchants. Community partners who have consistently supported the Village Project’s efforts are San Francisco Travel, Episcopal Charities, Cathedral Hill Plaza Apartments, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, West Bay Conference Center, Jazz’z Salon & Boutique, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, The Center for Student Missions, YMCA Urban Services, Western Addition Family Resource Center, The Magic Zone, The Brooklyn Circus – SF, Bruno’s Pizza, Third World Market, Prime Dip, Bumzy’s Cookies, Sheba Piano Lounge,  Miyako Ice Cream, St. Mary’s of the Virgin Episcopal Church, Nia Soul Catering, Bi-Rite Markets, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, The Western Addition Senior Center, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore Café, Whole Foods, Charlie’s Pharmacy, The Mayor’s Office of Events, Ethiobay, Hats of the Fillmore, Progressive Cleaners, European Cleansers, The Village Project Advisory Board, Africana Studies, San Francisco State and the AAACC. Special thanks to Shelley Bradford Bell, Robert McLaughlin and Delaine Irvin.

Business Name: The Village Project
Contact: Adrian Williams
Address: 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 424-2980

Websites URL: http://www.thevillageprojectsf.org http://www.mardigrassanfrancisco.com

Supervisor Malia Cohen February 2017 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Supervisor Malia Cohen

Keeping San Francisco’s District 10 affordable, working, healthy, and safe!

IN THE COMMUNITY:

Bayview Poles Painted in Pan-African Flag Colors:

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I’m thrilled to share that I spearheaded an initiative to paint the poles along the 3rd Street corridor, from Evans to Jamestown, in the colors of the Pan-African Flag. The intention of painting this flag onto the poles is to create a unifying, cultural marker for the Bayview. This is being done in the same vein as the Italian flags painted on poles in North Beach, the designation of Calle 24 in the Mission and the bilingual street signs and gates upon entering Chinatown. This is also to honor and pay respect to the decades of contributions that African Americans have made to the Southeast neighborhood and to the City. It’s also beautification for the streetscape. I hope that residents, businesses, and visitors in the Bayview enjoy the new addition!


Rebuilding Public Housing in Sunnydale and Potrero:

The Board of Supervisors this week finally approved the legislative package and development agreements for the rebuild of the public housing sites of Potrero and Sunnydale. The revitalization of public housing has been a key priority of mine since taking office and I am so proud and humbled to have led this legislative milestone.

2As the Supervisor who represents four of the City’s five largest public housing sites in the HOPE SF Program, I have seen the impacts this substandard housing has on the residents who live there and their neighborhoods. But more importantly, I have seen the transformation that investment in public housing can make in the lives of the residents and an entire community.

The rebuild of these two sites will deliver up to 3,470 housing units, with one-to-one replacement of existing units, 400 new low-income units and 1,400 new market rates units.

One of the unique things about HOPE SF is that the program recognizes the residents of these sites and their success is just as important as the need to physically rebuild the housing stock. We all know that individuals and communities need more than just physically better structures to succeed. They need support, services, confidence and investment in the communities and the people themselves.

That is why HOPE SF includes a strong services element, where we invest in ensuring residents have good credit, residents who want to purchase housing and move from public housing have the access and resources they need to succeed.

Thank you to the resident advocates, Mercy Housing, BRIDGE Housing, Related California, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) for your countless years of advocacy and work to making these projects a reality.

Public Safety Update

The Bayview Homicide Rate went down in 2016.  There were 7 homicides in 2016, compared to 14 homicides in 2014 and 18 homicides in 2015.  These numbers represent the strength and commitment of City Leadership, Law Enforcement, and the Community working together around public safety.


Get Unpaid Traffic Tickets Forgiven!

Through the California Amnesty Program you may be eligible to have the amount of the ticket reduced up to 80 percent and get your driver’s license reinstated if you have unpaid traffic tickets that you received before 2013. If you have more recent tickets you may still be able to get the hold on your driver’s license lifted. All eligible community members need to get their applications sent into the credit agencies that are processing these applications, as soon as possible. The program ends on March 31, 2017!

Since each county has a different process, accessing the Amnesty Program can be very complicated–but we can help. Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal is currently helping community members apply and navigate the California Amnesty Program. We have successfully helped multiple community members get their traffic tickets reduced and their driver’s license reinstated.

Tammy Jackson, a long-time Bayview resident, came into our office this year with a big problem: her driver’s license had been suspended and she owed $2,901 for her traffic tickets.  BHP Community Legal took the case, and three months later everything changed. We reduced her traffic tickets to $448, eliminated her debt from traffic violations, and helped her secure a valid driver’s license. Tammy remembers the experience with relief. “I am really happy that I no longer have to worry about these traffic tickets and I was able to get my driver’s license reinstated. I am grateful that I am able to drive again.”

If you live in the 94124, 94134, or 94107 zip codes and would like to schedule an appointment to get help with amnesty applications, please complete the pre-intake form on our website at bhpcl.org or simply stop by our office at 4622 3rd Street (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm).  If you would like to learn more about the Amnesty Program and the eligibility criteria check out: http://www.courts.ca.gov/trafficamnesty.htm or http://www.projectlegallink.org/resources/ticket-amnesty-program-information-2/

BHPCL also helps with other civil legal needs like employment, housing, family law, immigration, estate planning, elder law and consumer issues. Call us at (415) 735-4124 if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you!


Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Community Meeting

Join us for a community meeting on February 8 at 5:30pm at 451 Galvez Avenue to get an update about the radiological cleanup at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Navy and regulatory agencies available to answer questions and present information on radiation and answer your questions about radiological cleanup activities at HPNS. They will present information on why radiological data sampling is currently under investigation at HPNS and explain how the Navy ensures public safety during the radiological cleanup process


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Internship and Employment Program Applications NOW OPEN!

The SFPUC is pleased to foster the next generation of environmental stewards through professional development opportunities. Join one of San Francisco’s largest employers and learn more about our City’s infrastructure and the environment. All internships are paid.

For more information, visit sfwater.org/internships


Center Hardware Opens in Dogpatch

3I was thrilled to attend the re-opening of Center Hardware store in the Dogpatch! This store is a true legacy business. After 135 years of serving our City, it was on the verge of closing in 2015. I worked with our City partners and was able to help retain this Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) business in the city of San Francisco. Thank you for your service!

 

 

 


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center strives to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self – sufficiency.

The Bayview Women Program provides training, mentorship and peer support to aspiring women entrepreneurs at Alice Griffith, Hunter’s View and throughout the Bayview Community.  The program includes: business planning, financial management, access to capital, skill building and networking.  For more information please contact Kismeth Harris at kharris@rencenter.org or call (415) 647-3728.

RenTank Contest: Bayview Women participants who completed the 14-week business training program will compete for start-up grants to launch their new business ventures. The contest ” RenTank”, mirroring the show Shark Tank, will test the training and skill development of participants in the program.  The event will be held on March 29, 2017.  For more information contact Kismeth Harris at kharris@rencenter.org or call (415) 647-3728.


Celebrating Lunar New Year

4This month I celebrated Lunar New Year and rang in the Year of the Rooster with the Chinese Consulate. And just last weekend, I joined Mayor Lee and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for a kick-off at Portsmouth Square. Please be sure to join us for a celebration with the APA Heritage Foundation at City Hall on February 7 at 5:30pm in the Rotunda


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Black History Month

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Pres. Breed (L) and Sup. Cohen (R)

Please join Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and other guests for our annual San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience, hosted by Supervisor Malia Cohen and President London Breed. The event will include music, art, dance and cuisine from the finest African American restaurants in San Francisco. We look forward to you joining us!


NEN Awards

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The 9th Annual NEN Awards took place on January 27 and were a huge success! The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live. We celebrate District 10 winners Anietie Ekanem (Exemplary NERT Leadership), Friends of Franklin Square Park (Outstanding Park Volunteer Group), Quesada Neighborfest 2016 (Extraordinary Neighborhood Block Party) and the induction of Espanola Jackson into the NEN Hall of Fame. Congratulations!


Supervisor Cohen appointed Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee

I have been named the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee as well as the Budget Select Committee. Chairing the Budget and Finance Committee is no small feat and a role that comes with great responsibility which I don’t take lightly. This role is even more important under the new federal administration, which has threatened so many of our City’s progressive values like providing affordable healthcare, access to homeless services and serving as a sanctuary city for our diverse immigrant population. Under my leadership, the Budget Committee will work hard to protect these values. Specifically, the Budget Select Committee will investigate potential federal funding and policy changes and, working with City departments and other leaders, help plan San Francisco’s defense of our values, diverse communities, and funding priorities. Our City has been the champion of progressive values and pushing the boundary on policies that reflect those values – and that’s now more important than ever.

It has been an honor serving as the Chair of the Land Use Committee and working with my colleagues on that body to shape some of the biggest and most critical housing projects and policies over the years.


Protecting Women’s Health

8On January 24 I joined the other women members of the Board of Supervisors on City Hall Steps to pledge my promise to work to protect access to care for women, girls, and transwomen across San Francisco.

President Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Destroying our health system would have the most harm on low-income women, immigrant women, and women of color.

Our livelihood is worth more than partisan politics and I will be fighting with the other board members to protect our rights!


Anti-registry Ordinance

I proudly introduced legislation alongside Mayor Ed Lee that rejects any attempt from the Federal government to force the City and County of San Francisco to participate in the creation of a registry or database for people based on their religious beliefs, national origin or ethnicity.

Civic leaders should be ambassadors of good will, kindness, and human decency. It is neither our role nor our responsibility to fulfill misguided actions on behalf of the federal government that would perpetuate hate among civilians.

We will fight for the safety and liberty of our residents. We will not classify individuals based on religion. We will not segregate people because of imprudent fears. We will choose love, civility, and logic.


SFPD’s New Police Chief

9.PNGOn January 23, we officially welcomed Chief Bill Scott and his family to SF. I’m hopeful for the leadership & fresh perspective he brings with him as we work to implement the hundreds of recommendations given to the City of San Francisco from the Department of Justice under President Obama.


Use of Force

On December 27, 2016 San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ulmer denied the SF police union’s (SFPOA) attempt to block the Use of Force Policy Implementation for police officers.

We are committed to supporting progressive, forward-thinking policies that provide necessary reform for SFPD, including giving the 20 year old Use of Force policy an update that brings it in line with 21st century policing strategies and our 21st century values as a city. Judge Ulmer’s dismissal of the POA’s unnecessary lawsuit sends a clear signal that it is time for us to move on from this dispute over shooting at moving vehicles and using carotid restraint. The City will continue to work towards the highest caliber of reform that is in the best interest of both citizen and police safety. It is time for the POA to join that reform movement.

SFPD began implementing the new policy in January 2017.


Stepping Up Initiative

Last month I introduced legislation for San Francisco to join the Stepping Up Initiative, an initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in our county jail. In San Francisco, approximately 10% of the Department of Public Health’s 25,000 behavioral health system clients had a health contact in the jail this past fiscal year. 20% of those clients report having some history of criminal justice contact. Between 7-14% of our jail population, which was 13,544 in 2015, has serious mental illness.

It should be our goal to give people the humane and appropriate treatment for their conditions. Jails are not suitable places to treat people with mental illness. They do not improve the health of individuals with mental illness and they are cost deficient expenses on taxpayers that do not necessarily improve public safety.

We cannot simply lock people up and will away their conditions. We need compassionate, appropriate care to accurately address and mitigate the very serious illnesses that they are experiencing that lead to crime, rather than exacerbate their trauma.

Over 300 counties have already passed resolutions similar to this one. I am happy to say that my colleagues joined me in unanimously supporting this resolution!