Final approval of SF shelters underway

March 25, 2008 10:30:38 AM PDT
San Francisco supervisors Tuesday will vote on final approval for an ordinance establishing minimum health and safety standards in city homeless shelters.

An ordinance introduced by Supervisor Tom Ammiano would require city-funded shelters to supply basic needs such as soap and toilet paper, clean towels, sheets and blankets, and nutritious meals, as well as 24-hour access for homeless clients to shelters.

Legislation setting minimum standards in city shelters has received the support of the city's Shelter Monitoring Committee as well as the Coalition on Homelessness.

The ordinance passed a first reading of the board by a 9-2 vote on March 18.