Supervisor Chris Daly introduced an ordinance Tuesday that if approved would have the City spend $150,000 in emergency aid relief. The money would be split equally in three ways for the people of the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia, countries hit hard by either a typhoon or an earthquake.
The money would come out of the City’s operating budget’s reserve fund, which has about $20 million. But the City is laying off workers, facing mid-year cuts and projecting a deficit of at least $350 million next fiscal year that begins July 1.
“I think we have the responsibility to pitch in,” Daly said. “We are not talking about an enormous sum of money but it’s enough to make a difference.”
The full Board of Supervisors would have to approve the expense.