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Sweeping mental health proposal pulled from November ballot
San Francisco Chronicle

Two San Francisco supervisors agreed Thursday to postpone a sweeping ballot measure to overhaul the city’s mental health care system, following weeks of heavy pushback from Mayor London Breed and the Department of Public Health.

Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney originally wanted to place the measure on the November ballot, citing extreme urgency in mending the city’s broken mental health care system. But on Thursday they agreed to hold off until the March ballot so they could collaborate with the mayor and public health department, which have both been critical of the measure since it was proposed in May, citing its huge costs and lack of input from the city’s health experts.