Congratulations and Thank You
Your support of the SF "Charge for Harm" Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee resulted in it being passed bythe SF BOS at its first reading on September 14, 2010, by a vote of 7 to 3.
The meeting was full of debate and colorful language as this newspaper article points out:
Now the BOS must vote a final time to approve it on Tuesday, September 21, 20910
We need your continuing support to insure the SF Board of Supervisors will cast the final vote of approval for the alcohol recovery fee.
STEP ONE :
Supervisors Bevan Dufty voted against the fee but we must still try to get him to do the right thing!
- Join us Tuesday September 21 at 12:45pm outside Superviisor Dufty's office. We'll meet with him at 1pm.
- Also Re-Send an official letter of endorsement on your organization's letterhead to:
· Supervisor Bevan Dufty via faxe at: 415-554-6909
· Send one copy of your letter to Marin Institute via fax at: 415-456-0491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell the Mayor to recuse himself from making a decision on the alcohol fee since he has investments in the wine business
and this represents a conflict of interest.
- Setup a meeting to speak to the Mayor in person and send your letters supporting the fee. The Mayor can be
reached at: telephone: (415) 554-6141 fax: (415) 554-6160 email: email@example.com
Attend the Board of Supervisors Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 21
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: SF City Hall Room 250
We recommend watching the entire September 14th SF Board of Supervisors debate to witness the great amount of support we have been able to build. Go to this site:
(If the link does not work by clicking, copy & paste it in your browser window)
Then click on the word "video" for the date of September 14. Once you get the small video screen, go to the menu underneath the screen, scroll down to item 19 titled "establishing an alcohol cost recovery fee" and click on it to watch that portion of the hearing.
The "Charge for Harm" alcohol recovery fee ordinance will recover $16 million annually for essential services and programs such as alcohol treatment, prevention, detox, sobering, emergency and other hospital care, and SFPD emergency medical transport.
1. Talking points
2. Supporter list
3. Support Letter Template
For More information
Recovery providers and others Contact: Jorge Castillo (Marin Institute) at Jorgec@marininstitute.org or call (415) 257-2488
Prevention providers Contact: Matt Rosen (Youth Leadership Institute) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 836-9160, ext. 240
Marin Institute: The Alcohol Industry Watchdog
24 Belvedere Street
San Rafael, CA 94901