City to spend $150K on aid relief

The City will spend $150,000 in emergency relief for three countries rocked by recent natural disasters — earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis and mudslides.

The money would be split equally in three ways for the people of the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia, countries hit hard by a string of disasters.

In an 8-2 vote Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved legislation, introduced by Supervisor Chris Daly, that would authorize The City to spend the money. The funds will come from The City’s operating budget reserve fund, which has about $20 million.

Supervisors Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd voted against the legislation. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier was excused to attend a funeral.

As the Examiner previously reported, the board’s Budget and Finance Committee voted 2-1 on Oct. 14 to forward the legislation to the full board for approval.

At that time Supervisor Carmen Chu voted in opposition, saying, “I’m very uncomfortable with taking money from our general fund reserve. I’d rather focus some of our efforts locally here and unfortunately I will not be supporting this one.”

Supervisors John Avalos and Ross Mirkarimi supported it in the committee vote.

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