Age of Trump: San Francisco frets budget, with federal money representing nearly 22% of it

Age of Trump: San Francisco frets budget, with federal money representing nearly 22% of it
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[Ed. – Enforcing sanctuary city status will be costly.]

San Francisco remains in suspense over the impacts of President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget” proposal released last week, his threats to withhold federal funding for cities with sanctuary policies for undocumented immigrants and the pending vote by Congress on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

The confluence of factors is seemingly making San Francisco’s budget process one of the most challenging in recent years. …

San Francisco’s current budget relies on $1.2 billion in federal funds — 13 percent of its overall budget — and an additional $800 million in federal grants.

Most of the funding is for federal entitlement programs administered by The City, including food stamps, Calworks and Medicaid. The Department of Public Health receives the most at $800 million, followed by the Human Services Agency with $286 million and homeless services at $36 million.

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