‘We’re Not Going To Give Up’: S.F. Mayor Wants To Continue Push For Safe-Injection Site Following Brown’s Veto
The legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed would have protected the safe-injection facility's staff and participants from state prosecution related to illegal narcotics. San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she wants to make sure she wouldn't be putting anyone at risk with continued efforts to open a facility. Meanwhile, California lawmakers addressed more than a thousand new laws this year — see which ones made the cut.
The Associated Press:
San Francisco Mayor Weighs Drug Injection Site, Despite Veto
Driven in part by family tragedy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has repeatedly pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. However, California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the weekend that would have given San Francisco some legal cover to open a site under a pilot program. (Har, 10/2)
Los Angeles Times:
California Lawmakers Wrote 1,016 New Laws This Year. Here's Some Of What Did And Didn't Make It
California’s Legislature revved into high gear when it came to writing laws in 2018, sending the most bills to the governor’s desk in more than a decade. In all, Gov. Jerry Brown weighed in on 1,217 pieces of legislation passed by the state Senate and Assembly. He signed 1,016 into law, and most will take effect on Jan. 1. (Myers, 10/2)