It’s all about the homeless encampments this morning.
The Council is back, and wasting no time getting busy on legislation. To no one’s surprise, homeless encampments were the big topic.
Good morning and welcome back from the long holiday weekend! Labor, housing and homeless issues top the news this morning.
With the Council still in recess, there isn’t much in the way of news coverage, but a couple things have popped onto the radar this morning.
Lots happening this morning. Let’s get to it.
This morning’s news coverage is dominated by two issues: yesterday’s Council passage of new tenant protections, and today’s unveiling of draft secure scheduling legislation.
After months of stakeholder sessions, committee hearings, dueling survey results, and public PR battles, this morning Council members Lorena Gonzalez and Lisa Herbold are finally unveiling a draft “secure scheduling” ordinance. Their proposal is both comprehensive and ambitious; it addresses most, if not all, of the big issues lumped under the “secure scheduling” umbrella while compromising in a few places to make it more palatable for employers.
Herbold and Gonzalez have boiled it down to a simple problem statement: today, workers bear nearly all of the cost and impact of the fact that businesses don’t need the same number of workers on a consistent basis. Their ordinance is intended to shift some of that burden back onto the employers.
Let’s dive into the details of what they are proposing.
It was a very news-worthy council briefing: a preview of this afternoon’s debate and vote on the source-of-income discrimination ban, what’s up with secure scheduling legislation, lots of stuff in the GESCNA committee, an update on the homeless crisis response and a throw-down between Council members Juarez and O’Brien over the North Precinct police station.
Happy Monday! Let’s get to this morning’s news.
The Council’s ban on conversion therapy is still grabbing headlines.