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Dean Preston Casts Only Dissenting Vote on City Budget Which Increases Policing and Defunds Social HousingSan Francisco Board of Supervisors

Dean Preston Casts Only Dissenting Vote on City Budget Which Increases Policing and Defunds Social Housing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ⁠— On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the budget negotiated with Mayor London Breed with a vote of 10-1. Prior to the Board’s vote on the proposed budget, Supervisors took turns giving their remarks about the process and outcome, with each thanking the various officials, aides, and community advocates who contributed to the effort. District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston, a self-described socialist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), also thanked his colleagues and their staff. He then told his colleagues that, “with profoundly mixed feelings,” he would not be supporting the proposed budget, citing the budget’s increased funding to policing and the failure to allocate Proposition I funds for social housing.…

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