SF Mayor London Breed proposes $630M earthquake bond

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Mayor London Breed has announced a nearly $630 million earthquake bond to prepare for the next one expected to hit the Bay Area sometime in the near future. 

The proposed bond would fund seismic projects to strengthen the infrastructure of public safety buildings such as police and fire stations so they can withstand the next big earthquake that way first responders can be ready to help the public in the critical time of need.

San Francisco voters could see the proposed $628.5 million earthquake safety and emergency resilence bond on the ballot in the March 2020 election.

But first, Mayor London Breed will introduce the bond at the Board of Supervisors meeting next Tuesday.

If approved, the bond will then be placed on the ballot.  

Mayor Breed says this is a critical investment in public safety.

Here’s a breakdown of what the money would go towards:

  • $275 million of the bond would fund projects for the city’s fire stations and firefighter training facilities
  • $153.5 million would go towards the emergency firefighting water system
  • $121 million would go towards the city’s police department
  • $70 million would fund disaster response facilities
  • $9 million would fund the city’s 911 call center

In 2014, San Francisco voters passed a similar bond by more than 79%.

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