3955844 - Charter Amendment - Homelessness Oversight Commission

San Francisco

Charter Amendment (Third Draft) to amend the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco to create the Homelessness Oversight Commission (“Commission”) to oversee the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (“Department”); to provide that the Commission lacks jurisdiction to approve or disapprove criteria used to ascertain eligibility or priority for programs and services, where such criteria are required as a condition of funding; to provide that the Commission lacks jurisdiction to approve or disapprove contracts executed by the Department during a declared shelter crisis under the authority of an ordinance that waives procurement requirements; and to require the Board of Supervisors to adopt an ordinance amending the Municipal Code to provide that the Commission shall appoint the members of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the Shelter Monitoring Committee, and requiring those bodies to advise the Commission, and to require the Our City, Our Home Oversight Committee to advise the Commission and the Health Commission, in lieu of advising the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, on administration of the Our City, Our Home Fund and on monies appropriated from the Fund; at an election to be held on March 3, 2020.

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