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Supervisor Kim calls for $800K for more sidewalk cleanup

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Supervisor Jane Kim’s proposal to use leftover city funds for street cleaning was blocked in committee today. (Mira Laing/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Jane Kim said Tuesday she plans to submit legislation by Jan. 23 that would appropriate funding in The City’s budget — at least $800,000 — “to fund enhanced street cleaning services with the specific focus on sidewalk cleaning in areas with the highest 311 calls and where the data shows the need.”

She requested the City Controller work with the City Attorney’s Office to draft the proposal.

Kim said the funding would most immediately benefit Districts 6, 9 and 10, which include the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mission and Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods.
“[That’s] where we see the highest concentration of needles and trash,” she said.

“The reality is The City needs to make stronger financial investment into street cleaning if we expect our first class city to have first class streets,” Kim said.

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