Supervisors vote to reconsider Mayor Breed's Emergency declaration for San Francisco's Tenderloin

San Francisco supervisors said Tuesday they will reconsider the approval they gave to Mayor London Breed's ‘state of emergency' in the Tenderloin.

Last month, the board voted overwhelmingly to approve the emergency declaration which addresses the overdose epidemic.

But Supervisor Aaron Peskin was away on vacation and missed the vote, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Because of the missed vote, supervisors decided to hold another hearing on the matter and whether to affirm or withdraw their support. Tuesday's vote at the board of supervisors' meeting unanimously passed, followed by special session where they will discuss the merits of the city's plan per the mayor's emergency declaration.

If they withdraw support, the city will have to rethink the plan to open a homeless service center intended to help people who are living on the streets and abusing drugs.

The emergency declaration would waive permit rules to speed up the opening of the service center.

Breed and city leaders said the overdose crisis in the Tenderloin exploded during COVID. Dealers and users come from around the region to the neighborhood to peddle and buy powerful drugs.

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KTVU's Greg Lee contributed to this story.