In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, many City and County of San Francisco departments are acting to alleviate the impact of fines, fees, and collections on low-income residents hardest hit by this crisis. Departments are taking these steps to stem the harms of the public health and economic crisis and ensure that fines and fees are not an additional barrier to people’s basic needs throughout this emergency. The Financial Justice Project compiled a roundup of actions departments and the courts are taking in response to the crisis to alleviate the burden of fines, fees, financial penalties, and collections. This list may grow in the coming weeks. We will continue to update it. See the roundup of fine and fee actions here.
Roundup of San Francisco Actions to Alleviate the Burden of Government Fines, Fees and Collections During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 07, 2020