At the November 6, 2018 general municipal election, the voters approved Proposition C, which imposed additional business taxes to create a dedicated fund (the Our City, Our Home Fund or “the Fund”) to support services for people experiencing homelessness and to prevent homelessness.
In 2019, the Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance establishing an advisory committee to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that the City uses the tax revenue in a manner consistent with the intent of the ballot measure. Under that ordinance, the Committee must conduct a needs assessment every three years with respect to homelessness and homeless populations served by the Fund, and must make annual recommendations to the Board of Supervisors about appropriations from the Fund. The Committee is also responsible for promoting transparency and cultural sensitivity in the City’s implementation of Proposition C, soliciting input from impacted communities, identifying barriers to safe and successful exits out of homelessness, and proposing ways to eliminate or reduce the impact of those barriers.
The Controller’s Office provides administrative support to the Committee. Visit their page for more information linked here.