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Supervisor, Community Leaders Propose Additions To County Budget



Supervisor Nathan Fletcher proposed almost $50 million in additional social services Tuesday, including assistance for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, ahead of the county board's vote on the fiscal year 2020-21 budget Tuesday afternoon. With support from community activists, Fletcher proposed money for rental assistance, behavioral health services for homeless residents, income replacement because of COVID-19, greater internet access, and environmental justice improvements, including air quality monitors. Supervisors were scheduled to meet later Tuesday to formally approve the county's $6.4 billion budget. Normally held in late June, this year's budget approval process was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE