Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, neighborhood health centers and homeless service sites ($292 million)
San Francisco Fire Department Ambulance Deployment Facility and Neighborhood Fire Stations ($58 million)
It is a top priority for the City to ensure the availability of health care and emergency services after a major earthquake. The voter-approved, state-of-the-art Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital opens spring 2016. This bond continues the work to make our health services resilient.
San Francisco must continually prepare for a major earthquake or disaster. By upgrading these health and safety facilities, San Francisco can help protect its residents, neighborhoods and businesses in an emergency. Current facilities and health care infrastructure are deteriorating, inadequate and seismically deficient, impacting health care services at the only trauma center in the City that serves all San Francisco residents. Every year that we delay repairs and needed upgrades to our health care and public safety facilities, the cost to repair and renovate them increases.
This investment is using tax dollars wisely for upgrades to critical infrastructure that must be fixed sooner or later. By acting now, we can improve health care access and save local taxpayer dollars.
This bond would not increase local property tax rates.
Projects in this bond proposal are part of the City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan. As with other general obligation bond programs, the measure must be supported by more than two-thirds of San Francisco voters. The City’s current debt management policy is to issue new general obligation bonds only as old ones are retired, keeping the property tax rate at current levels.
The 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond will have accountability standards in place including transparency through independent annual reviews, audits and reports to the Citizens General Obligation Oversight Committee. Reports are submitted on a regular basis in regard to budget, schedule and scope posted on this webpage.
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