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Supervisors preview: Evictions, police reform and more funding for drug treatment

San Francisco police officer William Ma stands guard on a street corner in Chinatown on March 18, 2021. | Justin Sullivan | Getty Images)

This week’s Board of Supervisors meeting features an update on the San Francisco Police Department’s reform efforts, new rules for Ellis Act evictions, and more funds for the public health nonprofit Health Right 360, among other issues. (As always, wonks looking for the full kit and caboodle can check out the complete agenda.)

Topping Up Payments for Ellis Act Evictions

Up for approval is legislation from District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar that places new costs and rules on landlords taking advantage of the Ellis Act, a state law that allows eviction of all tenants from a property as long as it’s being taken off the rental market. Property owners often use the Ellis Act to clear tenants from a property when they want to change its use, such as converting it to condominiums. 

            San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott at a press conference on January 25, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif. | Camille Cohen | The Standard

            Police Reforms, Cont. 

            Tuesday’s meeting will also feature a sixth hearing on the Collaborative Reform Initiative, a sweeping reform plan between the San Francisco Police Department and the Department of Justice that deals with racial bias, use of force, community policing, transparency and staffing issues. 

                      A man named Virgil, last name not given, lines up for services at the Tenderloin Center, formerly known as the Linkage Center at Civic Center in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. | Camille Cohen | The Standard

                      Health Nonprofit Gets a Raise

                      Another item of note on Tuesday’s agenda is a resolution to significantly increase a citywide service contract between the Department of Public Health and Health Right 360, a key service provider at the controversial Tenderloin Center.