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County Continues to Charge Defendants a Fee That a Judge Deemed Excessive
In December, the Superior Court sided with a man who claimed financial hardship. But because the relief he was awarded only applied to his case, thousands are still on the hook. The county says it has no other choice.
Morning Report: County Says Detox Won’t Solve Opioid Crisis
The county doesn’t see improving detox bed access as a foremost tactic to address the fentanyl crisis, according to a report released last week by city independent budget analysts. “The lack of timely access to drug treatment in the city…
Morning Report: Top Homelessness Official Leaving Immediately
The top city official focused on addressing the city’s foremost crisis is leaving City Hall at the end of this week. Mayor Todd Gloria announced Monday that Hafsa Kaka, director of the city’s Homelessness Strategies and Solutions Department, has accepted…
Gloria’s Homeless Czar Leaving City Hall
Mayor Todd Gloria announced Monday that Hafsa Kaka, who has served as the city’s director of the city’s Homelessness Strategies and Solutions Department since 2021, is departing her post at the end of the week.
Morning Report: Poverty Continues to Plague Educational Outcomes
Poverty looms large over nearly every quality-of-life issue in America. From life expectancy to mental health issues to Covid death rates, income plays a role in just about every aspect of a person’s life. And education is no exception. Test…