Action Alert: Friday 8/14–Defund Policing!

The Budget and Appropriations Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors is reviewing the budgets of the SF Police Department, Sheriff and a number of other policing programs on August 14th at 10:00am. The committee meeting will take all day, as 13 different departments and budget issues will be discussed.

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This Friday is one of the last times for public comment this year on San Francisco’s budget. As it stands now, Mayor Breed’s proposed budget is wholly inadequate.

This week, we urgently need your help in pressuring the Board of Supervisors  to:

  1. Reject the current budget
  2. Divert more funds from policing to life-affirming community infrastructure
San Francisco needs to prioritize whole, healthy communities not criminalization and jailing.
Read more here about why we need to defund the Sheriff Dept.
  • Talking points and call-in information will be published here Thursday evening.  We’ll also send out a copy via email Friday morning.
  • You can also find more talking points on opposing policing and jailing in SF from No New SF Jail Coalition here. 


Friday, August 14th:
Speak Up for SF Communities & Defund Policing NOW!

Submit Written or Verbal Public Comment to Mayor Breed and the Budget & Appropriations Committee for the budget our communities actually need, one that prioritizes community and care, not cops & cages! 

Time:  4pm estimated time for the beginning of public comment

**We don’t have the exact time; the hearing begins at 10am with 13 departmental presentations, with public comment happening after all presentations)**

If you want support preparing what you want to say or how to give effective public comment, please contact us at and we will support you.

Also, if you have other access needs or interpretation needs, please reach out to us so that we can make sure your needs are met on Friday.