Attraction Not Coercion –
June 5, 2020 – Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who spearheaded the local effort with Mayor London Breed to expand court-ordered mental health treatment — also called conservatorship — said the delays are “incredibly troubling.”
“This was not going to solve the entirety of the problem, but this was supposed to be one of an abundance of pilots and attempts,” he said. “But the fact that this one thing takes so long raises a ton of questions.”
The pilot program was made possible by two state laws written by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the first law, Senate Bill 1045, in June. SB40, which fixed issues with the first, was adopted in October.