San Francisco Plans for Mental Health Funds
San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services is preparing to request proposals from local mental health care providers for Proposition 63 funds, the San Francisco Examiner reports. Proposition 63 was approved by voters in November 2004 to levy a 1% tax increase on residents who earn $1 million or more annually.
San Francisco's first allocation of funds will be $1.3 million, and the city is expected to receive about $5.3 million for programs in the future.
Proposition 63 funds are to be used for direct mental health services, as well as prevention and education programs (Eslinger, San Francisco Examiner, 4/14).