San Francisco is without doubt one of the few cities that seems to be significantly contemplating reparations for its Black residents — and there are some onerous figures on the desk … from $1 to tens of millions.
SF’s Board of Supervisors — consisting of 11 members — heard a proposal this previous week that was put forth by a reparations committee — which fashioned a number of years again, on the behest of the Metropolis, within the wake of the George Floyd protests throughout the nation.
San Francisco may develop into the primary main U.S. metropolis to fund reparations.
Metropolis supervisors are taking over a draft reparations proposal that features a $5 million lump-sum fee for every eligible Black particular person. https://t.co/6thsdfQb8H pic.twitter.com/hKk6Estke2
— The Related Press (@AP) March 14, 2023 @AP
On Tuesday, these people shared their options on learn how to make issues proper with the African-American neighborhood … and so they landed on $5 million per eligible Black resident. There’s sure standards they keep in mind … together with being at the very least 18 years outdated and having recognized as Black/African-American in public paperwork for at the very least 10 years, amongst others.
There’s extra that folk may obtain beneath the draft reparations plan. Along with the one-time $5M payout, the committee advisable a assured primary earnings thereafter … within the quantity of $97,000/12 months, for 250 years.
Plus, they’d have all their money owed and tax burdens cleaned, no questions requested. And at last … single-family SF properties for only a buck. It appears every household could be allowed to purchase only one, though it isn’t fully clear.
By way of paying for all of this … the reparations committee did not have any solutions, as a substitute placing that burden on the supervisors themselves. The BOS, in flip, really supported the proposal unanimously — and stated they might work out funding later.
The Board’s solely Black supervisor, Shamann Walton, has been main the cost on this … and says he needs the reparations bundle to be included in future Metropolis budgets.
BTW, not everybody agrees with the phrases laid out by the committee — which is made up Black leaders/neighborhood members in and round SF. One opponent is definitely the NAACP — which, whereas supporting the concept of reparations, isn’t on board with the $5M money payouts … as a substitute calling for the main focus of funding to be in establishments, like colleges/housing, and so forth.
The NAACP does NOT characterize the views and values of the 40 million Foundational Black People who’re certified for money fee reparations pic.twitter.com/6PQAtyDJyG
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) March 15, 2023 @tariqnasheed
After all, really getting this handed could be a mountain of a job … and whereas there’s some motion, it might be some time earlier than any of that is really realized. The committee will submit a last report in June, and the Board will convene on this once more in September.